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post #51 of (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 2010, 02:28 PM
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Re: Jane Lehane O'Neill - Underappreciated or Over-rated

Originally Posted by tennisvideos View Post
You are a bit of a aren't you Chris

I just watched a few clips last night and got a look at Lehane playing some points with Court against King & Susman (or Moffitt & Hantze as they were known back then). WIshed I had some more footage of Jan - she was a bit of a trailblazer in the womens game with the double handed backhand.
CraigWasnt it Australian players anyway who first started to play double handed way before Connors and Evert. I cant remember but off the top of my head Vivian McGrath comes to mind. And of course Lehane. I wonder though if the double handed backhand in the era in which she played would have restricted her strokes, particularly on grass??
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