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Ciarán
Oct 28th, 2011, 12:00 PM
Both are literally non-existent and it's embarrassing for a former world #1 and current #1. So which shot is worse?

Corswandt
Oct 28th, 2011, 12:11 PM
Best poll in ages.

I vote VIP's BH because of all those times it bounces before the net.

sammy01
Oct 28th, 2011, 12:17 PM
depends, ivanovic's backhand is as crude as they come but it does strike winners out of nowhere, however it barely makes the net sometimes. caro's forehand is more consistent, but she cant crack an egg with it and it lands woefully short a lot of the time.

Pops Maellard
Oct 28th, 2011, 12:23 PM
Ana's BH has it's moments. I vote Caro's FH.

BartoliBabes
Oct 28th, 2011, 12:26 PM
Ana's backhand takes the biscuit

Setsuna.
Oct 28th, 2011, 12:29 PM
Caro's FH. Ana at least can blast some winners from that wing.

fouc
Oct 28th, 2011, 12:31 PM
I would give an edge to Wozniacki FH (as the worse one). On a level of consistency it is much better than Ana's BH, but somehow I can accept BH as a worse shot, while FH should be the base of player's game. I've seen matches were Ana's BH was very good (there was a match this year, don't remember which one though), and she can hit some unexpected winners from that side, while Woz's forehand is just plain mediocre and she can never count on it.

kaktusino
Oct 28th, 2011, 12:59 PM
Samanta's BH.

Balltossovic
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:08 PM
Please. There's no contest.

Caro's FH is abysmal. Ana can produce much more off the BH than Caro can on her FH. Ana has the slice, tops spin, and POWER off her BH when needed. Her BH isn't as much of a liability, because of the rest of her game. Caro, on the other hand...

Mynarco
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:10 PM
Any video that helps reminding me how bad her BH is/was?

atominside
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:11 PM
Caro's FH is actually stable.

Kworb
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:12 PM
2Z5djQIeiR4

14:55 to 15:35 :worship:

Ana's BH could never.

pwayne
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:17 PM
Wozniacki FH until it improves.

Djezonfly
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:19 PM
Mmmh, excuse me ?

koJzyMsOARM

Balltossovic
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:22 PM
Caro's FH is actually stable.
Yes, and that's all it is. Stable.

She can't (or won't) do shit with it.

Novichok
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:24 PM
Ana's BH.

Ciarán
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:26 PM
Mmmh, excuse me ?

koJzyMsOARM

Mother of God :facepalm: I was waiting for someone like you to appear. Being a professional, world #1 and given the amount of matches she plays of course it's easy to select one point or one match where the fh looked good :lol:. On a consistent basis this is not the case and consistency is what matters, especially for a player like Caroline. You show me one point from one match, I could show you a billion of her shanking and dumping that thing into the center of the court, only to be put away by her opponent. Tennisforum is certainly not a place of intellectual integrity!

Djezonfly
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:35 PM
:spit: Chill, I was being ironic. I hate Caro.

jrm
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:44 PM
you cannot be anywhere at top without decent (good) forehand, it's key to everyone's game

moby
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:55 PM
Please. There's no contest.

Caro's FH is abysmal. Ana can produce much more off the BH than Caro can on her FH. Ana has the slice, tops spin, and POWER off her BH when needed. Her BH isn't as much of a liability, because of the rest of her game. Caro, on the other hand...Because the rest of her game is one liability after another too?
With weapons like that, who needs weaknesses?

Balltossovic
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:58 PM
Because the rest of her game is one liability after another too?
With weapons like that, who needs weaknesses?
:confused:
No, because the rest of her game is solid :)

There's nothing wrong with Ana's game, there's something wrong with her head:awww:

Patrick345
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:58 PM
Ana´s backhand (just like Stosur) is a confidence shot. Wozniacki´s forehand is just technically flawed. Two different things imho.

Apoleb
Oct 28th, 2011, 02:02 PM
Ivanovic's backhand is by FAR the worse shot. It's a disgrace for a professional player, and I've seen terrible backhands along the years. Sam's backhand is still on a different level.

Having said that, the consistency of Wozniacki's forehand is overrated. It's liable for breaking down. I mean, it looks like a miss hit that somehow always manages to get in. :sobbing:. Still though it's terrible with skidding low balls, and for the best example look up the disaster against Vinci's slices.

Sp!ffy
Oct 28th, 2011, 02:10 PM
2Z5djQIeiR4

14:55 to 15:35 :worship:

Ana's BH could never.

Why can't Wozniacki play like this again? :sad:

Corswandt
Oct 28th, 2011, 02:14 PM
There's nothing wrong with Ana's game, there's something wrong with her head:awww:

And they keep clinging on to that. Like Hitler down at his bunker still moving those nonexistent divisions on the map. Impressive.

atominside
Oct 28th, 2011, 02:23 PM
Yes, and that's all it is. Stable.

She can't (or won't) do shit with it.

i rather have a stable groundstroke than one thats 50-50 and lands in the service box 80% of the times it goes over the net:wavey:

Dominic
Oct 28th, 2011, 02:48 PM
Ana can sometimes do nice things with her backhand, Wozniacki can't do anything with her forehand.

Renalicious
Oct 28th, 2011, 03:20 PM
Ana's backhand is weird.

It can go from literally puffballs to hitting winners out of literally no where.
Caro's forehand will always be the same loopy weirdness.

I vote Caro.

Stonerpova
Oct 28th, 2011, 03:27 PM
Woz's forehand. Ivanovic can actually hit winners off the backhand

Moveyourfeet
Oct 28th, 2011, 03:27 PM
Ana's BH is worse.

danieln1
Oct 28th, 2011, 03:37 PM
Ana can hit some winners with her BH, and her slicers are good at times

Caro forehand is just attracts winners from other players when landing on the other side of the court

Mistress of Evil
Oct 28th, 2011, 03:38 PM
How on Earth is Princess Karolina leading the poll?

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/tennis/wozrocktrow.gif

Bismarck.
Oct 28th, 2011, 03:41 PM
NTL6RFt3NwI

:bowdown:

rockstar
Oct 28th, 2011, 04:10 PM
How on Earth is Princess Karolina leading the poll?

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/tennis/wozrocktrow.gif

NTL6RFt3NwI

:bowdown:

I CANNOT :happy:

Break My Rapture
Oct 28th, 2011, 04:26 PM
NTL6RFt3NwI

:bowdown:
End of discussion. :lol:

Hashim.
Oct 28th, 2011, 04:27 PM
How on Earth is Princess Karolina leading the poll?

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/tennis/wozrocktrow.gif

OMG:happy:

Beat
Oct 28th, 2011, 04:27 PM
I vote VIP's BH because of all those times it bounces before the net.

:rolls:

Cajka
Oct 28th, 2011, 04:57 PM
Any video that helps reminding me how bad her BH is/was?

She either hits it very good or very bad, as you can see it in this video. I remember that Sven was saying that her backhand can become a great weapon, but she runs around it too often. She obviously doesn't trust it.

gpYL7bP6J2M

Cajka
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:05 PM
And they keep clinging on to that. Like Hitler down at his bunker still moving those nonexistent divisions on the map. Impressive.

I would say that it might be true. But if there were not head issues, how can we explain some other problems. What's that awful toss? Lack of talent? Ana's not talented enough to toss the ball? :o And how was Ana able to hit the backhand decently while she was still a teen and now, as a 23 yo, she somehow lost that magic ability. So, she either doesn't train enough or has some head issues. Whatever her problem is, it's not a backhand or that awful toss, it's her.

Balltossovic
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:29 PM
i rather have a stable groundstroke than one thats 50-50 and lands in the service box 80% of the times it goes over the net:wavey:
Pure bullshit. Unless you've watched every single Ivanovic match, you can't make that determination, so shut your pie hole.
I'd rather have a useful shot, one that I can make something out of. But it's nice to know some posters would settle for mediocre instead of having the potential for greatness:)

Balltossovic
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:33 PM
NTL6RFt3NwI

:bowdown:
Yes, can you find, say, 100 more videos showing shots like that?
No? Just the one?

Thought so:o

atominside
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:35 PM
Pure bullshit. Unless you've watched every single Ivanovic match, you can't make that determination, so shut your pie hole.
I'd rather have a useful shot, one that I can make something out of. But it's nice to know some posters would settle for mediocre instead of having the potential for greatness:)

pressed much?:lol: I've watched alot of her matches. And i can say i know what im talking about.

Sean.
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:37 PM
Caro's FH.

Given enough time (on clay) Ana's BH can actually be decent!

Bismarck.
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:40 PM
Yes, can you find, say, 100 more videos showing shots like that?
No? Just the one?

Thought so:o

Pure bullshit. Unless you've watched every single Ivanovic match, you can't make that determination, so shut your pie hole.
I'd rather have a useful shot, one that I can make something out of. But it's nice to know some posters would settle for mediocre instead of having the potential for greatness:)

Wanna lighten up a bit, there?

And :spit: at the thought of Anci's backhand having 'the potential for greatness'.

Balltossovic
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:41 PM
pressed much?:lol: I've watched alot of her matches. And i can say i know what im talking about.
:spit:

Pressed? I don't need to be:) I'm not a blind hater:lol:

Belmont Lad
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:45 PM
It's a close call, but I think Fistpump's BH trumps Woz's FH. :lol:

JCTennisFan
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:56 PM
not even close.... its Woz FH. Ivanovic doesnt hit a consistently nice BH, but she has on more than one occasion ripped them. Something is sorta off with Ivanovic's stroke production, but nowhere NEAR as off as Wozniacki's Forehand. A more apt comparison would be Stosur's BH ala 09-10.

C. Drone
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:12 PM
How on Earth is Princess Karolina leading the poll?



She cant afford to lose another title poll in these rough days.

Russianboy
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:16 PM
best thread in a while :happy:

treufreund
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:40 PM
I have seen Caroline hit some pretty confident shots with her forehand that appeared intentional and her consistency. Ivanovic can also hit some lucky shots with her backhand but the number of horrible embarrassing errors and her terrible footwork make that shot worse by a pretty clear margin IMO.

Raiden
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:48 PM
Ana's BH is worse but it's less of a liability to her overall game (in conjunction with her ace forehand) whereas Caro's backhand is not dangerous enough to play cover for her FH so the FH becomes a bigger liability.

But in the end Ana's in worse situation cuz she's got lots more serious problems than her sucky backhand.

spencercarlos
Oct 28th, 2011, 07:24 PM
NTL6RFt3NwI

:bowdown:
Adje!!! JAJAJA

Matt01
Oct 28th, 2011, 07:28 PM
Adje!!! JAJAJA


It's "Ajde" :rolleyes: :p

Corswandt
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:17 PM
I vote VIP's BH because of all those times it bounces before the net.

NTL6RFt3NwI

:bowdown:

QED.

Mr.Sharapova
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:00 PM
Wozniacki's forehand :yeah:. She can't do shit with it :facepalm:. Ivanovic's backhand at least works well on clay :shrug:.

The 2nd Law
Oct 30th, 2011, 05:05 AM
At this stage Ana's bh is worse. What about this; Ana's fh or Woz's bh? :oh:

In The Zone
Oct 30th, 2011, 05:09 AM
Wozniacki's forehand. Simply getting the ball back in play will not suffice.

Ivanovic against Serena, USO 11 shows you that Ivanovic's backhand relies on pace. When she plays people of lesser ability, it exposes the inadequacy of the shot.

I'll go with Wozniacki's forehand. It literally is a chip shot back into the court. Win your Copenhagens all you want, you will never win a Roland Garros a la Ivanovic.

Reptilia
Oct 30th, 2011, 05:18 AM
Ana's backhand, easily. They are both god awfull though :lol:

égalité
Oct 30th, 2011, 05:53 AM
Princess Karolina's forehand obviously. Because she can actually hit it in the court.

Brad[le]y.
Oct 30th, 2011, 06:04 AM
They're both awful :sobbing:

Yoncé
Oct 30th, 2011, 06:09 AM
Caro's FH :shrug: Just because the FH seems more important than a backhand!

cowsonice
Oct 30th, 2011, 06:13 AM
Caro's FH :shrug: Just because the FH seems more important than a backhand!

Which brings up a question I've been dying to ask: Can a BH be truly a weapon?

Anyways, I voted for Ana's BH. Caro's FH is not as atrocious as it seems. I mean, it's easily attackable, but the errors aren't embarrassing, and she could get some good pace and spin on it.

Yoncé
Oct 30th, 2011, 06:18 AM
Which brings up a question I've been dying to ask: Can a BH be truly a weapon?

Anyways, I voted for Ana's BH. Caro's FH is not as atrocious as it seems. I mean, it's easily attackable, but the errors aren't embarrassing, and she could get some good pace and spin on it.

It has to be a pretty amazing one. When you look at the best forehands on tour, You have to ask, is anyone's backhand comparable on the level of the damage it can cause? Not really.

Curtos07
Oct 30th, 2011, 07:09 AM
As bad as Ana's backhand is (and it can be REALLY bad), like others have already mentioned, it still produces winners from time to time.

Pops Maellard
Oct 30th, 2011, 07:12 AM
Which brings up a question I've been dying to ask: Can a BH be truly a weapon?

Anyways, I voted for Ana's BH. Caro's FH is not as atrocious as it seems. I mean, it's easily attackable, but the errors aren't embarrassing, and she could get some good pace and spin on it.

Yes, it is.

Curtos07
Oct 30th, 2011, 07:12 AM
NTL6RFt3NwI

:bowdown:

Oh God. I remember this. Oh Ana... :facepalm:

VeeJJ
Oct 30th, 2011, 07:36 AM
Woz's FH. As much as id isl ike I dislike Ivanovic, on a good day she can through the back hand well. So once every 7 months you get a few good backhands.

Brad[le]y.
Oct 30th, 2011, 07:37 AM
Woz's FH. As much as id isl ike Ivanovic, on a good day she can through the back hand well. So once every 7 months you get a few good backhands.

:spit:

Yoncé
Oct 30th, 2011, 07:42 AM
Woz's FH. As much as id isl ike Ivanovic, on a good day she can through the back hand well. So once every 7 months you get a few good backhands.

:happy:

VeeJJ
Oct 30th, 2011, 07:55 AM
:spit:

Gurl! Lol It's 3am over here :lol:

Svetlana)))
Oct 30th, 2011, 07:56 AM
Pure bullshit. Unless you've watched every single Ivanovic match, you can't make that determination, so shut your pie hole.
I'd rather have a useful shot, one that I can make something out of. But it's nice to know some posters would settle for mediocre instead of having the potential for greatness:)

Pressed. Sorry to burst your bubble but Ivanovic's backhand does NOT have the potential for greatness. At her best, the shot is not a liability but never a weapon.

homogenius
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:42 AM
Ana's bh.
Woz's fh is one of the ugliest shot on tour and she barely can hit winners on this side but it's way more consistent and effective (especially when she uses it cc with a lot of spin)than Ana's bh.It was not as bad back in 2007/08 but these days it's on in only 2, 3 matches per year and is non-existent in her other matches.

Matt01
Oct 30th, 2011, 11:34 AM
Both shots are underrated on this forum if you ask me.


As bad as Ana's backhand is (and it can be REALLY bad), like others have already mentioned, it still produces winners from time to time.


So does Caro's FH.

bandabou
Oct 30th, 2011, 11:41 AM
Menn, the woz shots keep coming from left and right. :o

cecilija
Oct 30th, 2011, 01:48 PM
Wozniacki's fh is ugly, ineffective and a weakness, but it is not that bad.

Ciarán
Nov 8th, 2011, 03:10 PM
I wonder if this poll was effected by the amount of haters Caro has as opposed to actual thought :sad:

Pops Maellard
Jan 3rd, 2012, 11:12 PM
Wish I could change my vote to Ana's BH. Caro's FH is pretty bad but Ana's BH is something else.

Tunk
Jan 4th, 2012, 02:18 AM
even I'm a Caro' fanclub but I have to say Wozniacki's FH is worst.

hablo
Jan 4th, 2012, 02:42 AM
Caro's FH.

evana
Jan 4th, 2012, 10:32 AM
Caro's FH :rolleyes: Ana's BH is not great but she still can hit some winners with it from time to time and has a slice which is pretty effective. Forhand is more important than backhand anyway.