View Full Version : 2 Handed On Both Hand!!!Unbelievable..

Oct 14th, 2002, 08:39 AM
U know, i think after US Opens, Bartoli's double hand playing
was compared to Monica's a lot, and many said
Monica was better when she was 17 than Bartoli,
but who else on the tour has double hand playing,
i know coz i saw one, that person is Hsieh,
who u guys are probably pretty familiar with,
and actually she did quite well with that,
so maybe double handed strokeds arent that back after all,
have u guys seen anyone else w/ 2 hand on both sides?

Oct 14th, 2002, 08:44 AM
If these newcomers would stick to this style, then their future to make it to the top is vague.

Monica Seles managed to get away with this because back then, her opponents are not as fast and powerful as today's current top players.

Oct 14th, 2002, 08:46 AM
Adriana Serra-Zanetti, a few other but I cant think of any.

lol, of course Monica was better at 17...no one can argue that. what was it, 4 slams before her 18th?

Oct 14th, 2002, 08:46 AM
I know these players also play dounle-handed off both sides.

Adriana Serra-Zanetti
Akiko Morigami
Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (i think)

Oct 14th, 2002, 08:48 AM
Yep, I was going to say Akiko Morigami ;) And yes, Maria Sanchez Lorenzo does too.

Oct 14th, 2002, 10:19 AM
Cory Ann Avants also ;)

Oct 14th, 2002, 10:25 AM
BasicTennis, how do you explain Monica still being one of the best players on the circuit? she is still in the top ten and usually in the top 5

Oct 14th, 2002, 10:35 AM
well, Monica's best is not good enough to win her a Grandslam nowadays.

Oct 14th, 2002, 02:13 PM
Gene Meyer, if my memory serves me well

Oct 14th, 2002, 02:15 PM
jan mike gambill

Oct 14th, 2002, 02:51 PM
Arancha Parra

Oct 14th, 2002, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by anton
jan mike gambill

LMAO Anton! but it's actually true:p :p and he used to have a little scream to go with it...:o :o

Oct 14th, 2002, 06:57 PM
Adriana Serra-Zanetti got to the QF in AO,
Cory Ann Avants was pretty good in juniors,
not to mention Bartoli and Hsieh,
i guess this type of playing actually serves them well then,
u guys think if they change to one handed
forehand, will they have better showings?
with these new crops of 2 handed player,
i hope someday they can team up in doubles,
that would be good......:hearts:

Oct 14th, 2002, 07:00 PM
who was that girl who played against monica at us open in 2001 who hit forehand with right hand and literally switched to left hand to hit a left handed forehand instead of hitting a backhand?

Oct 14th, 2002, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by raquel
who was that girl who played against monica at us open in 2001 who hit forehand with right hand and literally switched to left hand to hit a left handed forehand instead of hitting a backhand?

Eugenia Koulikovskaya

Oct 14th, 2002, 07:05 PM
Koulikovskaya is not doing well though,
hopefully she can do well, and play in Grand Slams,
coz i wanna hear what Chris Evert has got to say about that,
just a not, Maleeva tried that in Moscow,
and i would have to say, she did quite well there..:)

Oct 14th, 2002, 07:07 PM
On the mens side aswell as Gambill, Fabrice Santoro plays double handed both sides.

Oct 14th, 2002, 07:17 PM
The only prob with being two handed on both sided these days is the reach cos people hit the ball so hard you need to be super fast!

Oct 14th, 2002, 10:01 PM
Two hands on both sides is fine as long as your running forhand is good, thats one problem with Monica her running forehand almost always ends in an error

Oct 15th, 2002, 03:48 PM
Byron Black played with this style, as did Akiko Kijimuta, a former Japanese girl player.

And just as importantly, ;) I play with this style. I was in elementary school when I saw Monica play (she was like 15 then and just a year or two older than me). I thought her game was awesome, so I basically copied her.

Now years later, my two-handed forehand remains my biggest weapon, especially off the return. It has its good points and bad points. The good: You can hit flat and hard, or you can just roll over your wrists and generate sharp angles. It's also very effective for swing volleys. The bad: It's good for offense, but it's bad for defense. If your opponent's hitting the ball with good depth, your forehands often fall too short. Also, it's tough to play the shot in doubles when you don't get a lot of time to take a big backswing.

These days, I go back and forth between my Seles-ian forehand and a Mauresmo-esque one-handed topspin forehand. As for my backhand, it just sucks period, as does my volley. But my drop shot just rocks (eat your heart out, Aranxta!).