View Full Version : OMG!Maria Sharapova's Backhand!!!!!

Mar 17th, 2006, 07:51 PM
True. I like Venus' and Hingis' backhands alot, but I'm not even sure theirs is as aggressive as Maria Sharapova's. Hingis' might be better in variety. Venus' is probably a little deeper, but Maria Sharapova's is simply deadly.:eek: I don't know how she gets such good arm extension on it.

I'm sitting in front of my television trying to mimic it. Maybe it's the ponytail.

Mar 17th, 2006, 07:52 PM
No - you are correct, Sharapova's technique on her backhand is textbook perfect. You can thank Robert Lansdorp for that.

Mar 17th, 2006, 07:56 PM
Because .. she is a natural lefty..

Mar 17th, 2006, 08:01 PM
Yup. It's very good. Hingis' is good but it's sucking today. Too many errors.

Mar 17th, 2006, 08:02 PM
Yup she hits it a lot from the left hand. I agree it is incredible, she just gets her whole body into it and has perfect timing!

Mar 17th, 2006, 08:05 PM
I still think Vee's is better though esp on the run and down the line maybe its close to Vee's cross court wise but Id still tske Vee's

Mar 17th, 2006, 08:57 PM
she's ambi so that helps...
What Cliff Drysdale said was it's so hard and fast because she gets her whole body into the stroke...

Mar 17th, 2006, 08:59 PM
Hingis' backhand was totally off today, I think almost all her winners were with the forehand.. but usually it is much better than that, for example against Davenport it was on fire!

Mar 17th, 2006, 09:06 PM
Her backhand crosscourt is amazing.

Mar 17th, 2006, 09:11 PM
She has an outstanding backhand

Mar 17th, 2006, 09:28 PM
yeah its textbook shot:yawn:

Mar 17th, 2006, 09:29 PM
yeah her backhand was on fire today!

Mar 17th, 2006, 09:30 PM
Venus' has a better backhand.period.

Mar 17th, 2006, 09:34 PM
Venus' has a better backhand.period.

Venus's backhand is more powerful and more of a weapon, but from a technique point of view, Maria's is superior

Mar 17th, 2006, 09:36 PM
oh god why bring venus into this i want to savour for once maria's huge improvement in all of her game and the fact that she played so well, maria treated the surface like it was on grass and that shows how good she was firing on a slower surface!

Mar 17th, 2006, 09:37 PM
Venus's backhand is more powerful and more of a weapon, but from a technique point of view, Maria's is superior
exactly ;)

Mar 17th, 2006, 09:38 PM
The BH was really special today esp on the returns :D