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faste5683
Sep 8th, 2007, 09:56 AM
has to be one of the best ever. I've seen her hit this shot (from the baseline:eek:)

countless times for clean winners. For those of you who play, you know difficult this is,

especially in the wind. It's also downright intimidating for the opponent.


:wavey:

justine schnyder
Sep 8th, 2007, 10:00 AM
it was amazing... (When she did it yesterday against Venus) :P

Wayn77
Sep 8th, 2007, 10:05 AM
The Justine "love-in" continues ...

I've never seen her "shank" this shot, or even miss the court. Exhibition stuff - absolutely amazing.

Vlad Tepes
Sep 8th, 2007, 10:08 AM
So many simply amazing shots from Justine yesterday! :hearts: I'm so proud of being a fan!

:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

mckyle.
Sep 8th, 2007, 10:11 AM
that was really awesome yesterday. i was like :eek:

Calypso
Sep 8th, 2007, 10:12 AM
That was a stunning overhead :eek: off an excellent defensive shot from Venus that fell almost on the baseline!!

I play tennis and always struggle with the overhead:( . I really appreciate it when the pros slam overhead winners like Henin's yesterday. They make it look so easy!

I also loved the delicate half-volley winner, I wish she played it against someone else:lol: ! A lot of wonderful points all around from both girls.

Sefo
Sep 8th, 2007, 10:14 AM
The slow-mo replay showed some amazing footwork and knee flexing preceding this shot.

Louis Cyphre
Sep 8th, 2007, 10:15 AM
It was beautiful :D
Not a fan of Justine but watching her is a pleasure :D

lympyisthebest
Sep 8th, 2007, 10:30 AM
Have to admit, even though i aint a Justine fan, i hardly see her miss an overhead.

lecciones
Sep 8th, 2007, 12:55 PM
Try to look at the match of Martina in her comeback Australian game, I think it was against Benesova, that overhead from the baseline to the other baseline is unthinkable.

cellophane
Sep 8th, 2007, 12:58 PM
Glad I wasn't the only one who thought it was an awesome shot.

Hashim.
Sep 8th, 2007, 12:58 PM
yeah..it was just amazing:worship:

and its one of the best i think..

1000
Sep 8th, 2007, 01:54 PM
What an amazing shot,that just shows Justine is an amazing tennis player and well deserved number 1 in the world

schorsch
Sep 8th, 2007, 01:57 PM
she sets up for them so well and uses her left hand well to figure out how and when to hit it :)

alfajeffster
Sep 8th, 2007, 02:00 PM
has to be one of the best ever. I've seen her hit this shot (from the baseline:eek:) countless times for clean winners. For those of you who play, you know difficult this is, especially in the wind. It's also downright intimidating for the opponent.:wavey:

It is absolutely amazing, and so incredibly difficult because you really can't practice it well, like it happens in match play. In practice, a player normally knows when they're going to practice this shot, and it's in their head that they're going to work on it even before they approach the net, but in match play, the unexpected comes into play (especially for a shorter player like Henin), and she has the wherewithall to get back to a good lob, adjust her footwork to get under the ball, and then basically serve with the whole court to hit into, and against a rangy player with Venus' wingspan that's extremely difficult. Can't be practiced, or at least if it can- I'd like to know how Carlos did it!

goldenlox
Sep 8th, 2007, 02:34 PM
Justine is a great athlete. Her footwork is amazing. She's outweighed by about 60-80 pounds by most of the top players, and she just kicks their ass.

Frank Deford is right. Justine might be the toughest athlete in sports.

Martian KC
Sep 8th, 2007, 02:35 PM
I have never seen her hit such great overhead shots in one single match.

iPatty
Sep 8th, 2007, 02:38 PM
She does have a fantastic overhead, especially considering her size.

Medina
Sep 8th, 2007, 02:39 PM
She does have a fantastic overhead, especially considering her size.

so true, and your back :bounce: