View Full Version : Elena D.'s Backhand

Apr 3rd, 2004, 06:04 PM
Is it just me or does Elena sort of swipe at her backhand...it just looks different to me??? Not that its bad her motion just seems different than the normal topspin backhand!!

Apr 3rd, 2004, 07:29 PM
Bump :-)

Apr 3rd, 2004, 11:38 PM
I love her backhand!!! I don't think she really swipes the ball, it gives you that impression because she doesn't really go under the ball (at least when she's going for a hard drive) she doesn't hit with a lot of topspin and contrary to most of the other 2 handers, she has a gap between her 2 hands, that also could give you this impression.

Apr 4th, 2004, 12:55 AM
i actually love her backhand when its on, i think it looks great

Apr 4th, 2004, 01:21 AM
she hits open-stanced and with an extreme-grip so thats why it looks like that.

Apr 4th, 2004, 02:03 PM
her grip is not extreme, just the gap between her 2 hands that makes it peculiar

Apr 4th, 2004, 02:05 PM
She hits it open stance, makes her thighs do more work than her wrists, its a good technique because its ensures you have less running to do to get to the next shot.

Apr 5th, 2004, 02:05 PM
Ah hah....thanks for the explanation!!

Apr 5th, 2004, 02:13 PM
It stays really low too.
It's hard for the opponent to get under it.

Apr 5th, 2004, 03:36 PM
yeah, yeah, we could talk about her backhand and her forehand and her movement all day, but the real problem she has is with her serve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 5th, 2004, 04:35 PM
i agree, when i see her play her racket looks so manuverable, it looks like she just swipes at the ball, kinda strange

Apr 5th, 2004, 05:31 PM
Yeah, open-stance, quick swing...she hits it very flat, but very well.