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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 2016, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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Good quality, relative long video of the 1928 French Final: Wills d. Bennett



Wow the quality is good. You can clearly see the players, their footwork, their strok production and even their grips. Even though it was a one sided match, from what we can see they seem to be fairly balanced. Really good movement from both. I think this is the highest quality video of Helen in action that I have seen.
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Re: Good quality, relative long video of the 1928 French Final: Wills d. Bennett

Thank you Sam!

They look similar at first glance, but Wills has a good deal more pop on her serve and a stronger backhand. As a result she must have dictated play quite a lot-keeping Bennett on a string.

Lets hope more of these are preserved and appear before the nitrate gets them and they crumble to dust.


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Re: Good quality, relative long video of the 1928 French Final: Wills d. Bennett

anyone know why wills (and others) hit their backhands "open stance" and like swatting flies with a fly swatter? not trying to be disparaging.. i find it odd though the backhands stroke production of wills and wonder how good her backhand could have been and was with this open stance, no weight behind it, "swatting flies with a fly swatter" swing?.... especially with the very heavy wood rackets of the time?...
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