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StarrJones
Mar 5th, 2006, 01:17 AM
I realise that im new, and there has probably been a number of threads, in the past, regarding forhands. But, ill hope you'll all help me out by participating and entering this "ongoing" discussion of "who has the best forhand in the WTAtour....from current players AS WELL as players who, might be injured....like Monica...or jen.

Lets make it interesting, this catagory includes inside out forhand, crosscourt forhand, on the run forhand...and also include a swinging volley, because i like consider it to be psuedo forhand!


MY TOP 10

1)Serena
2)Steffi
3)Lindsay
4)Jennifer
5)Maria
6)Kim
7)Mary
9)Monica
10)Justine

Havok
Mar 5th, 2006, 01:20 AM
Mary Pierce and Steffi Graf have the best forehands in the game imo. Others do come close, but those two stand out from the others.

Alicia Rocks
Mar 5th, 2006, 01:21 AM
Ana Ivanovic :worship:

Farina Elia Fan
Mar 5th, 2006, 01:21 AM
steffi all the way

StarrJones
Mar 5th, 2006, 01:23 AM
Ana? She is a super powerfull girl...but to me, her forhand will only stand out when and if she wins slams to back that shot up. All the ladies above have huge career accomplishments that have all been the result of there money shot, the forhand.

iPatty
Mar 5th, 2006, 01:24 AM
Patty Schnyder. :p

TeaMMashA
Mar 5th, 2006, 01:24 AM
I like Marias sometimes it can mess up but when she gets it right it can be lethal some of the angles she makes!!

tennisrox
Mar 5th, 2006, 01:28 AM
Out of that list steffi wins by a million miles. A shot beyond comparison.

Farina Elia Fan
Mar 5th, 2006, 01:28 AM
Out of that list steffi wins by a million miles. A shot beyond comparison.



:worship:

SvetaPleaseWin.
Mar 5th, 2006, 01:38 AM
dementieva has the best forehand amongst current players-kuznetsova, ivanovic and schnyder also great forehands

tenn_ace
Mar 5th, 2006, 01:47 AM
without Lena D. this poll is useless

tenn_ace
Mar 5th, 2006, 01:49 AM
Monica? :p :o :confused:

switz
Mar 5th, 2006, 01:51 AM
Is Steffi a current player?

If we're talking current players then Schnyder and Dementieva should in the poll because without their forehands they certainly would not be top 10 players.

Mark Spruce
Mar 5th, 2006, 01:54 AM
Mary Pierce !!!!!

RJWCapriati
Mar 5th, 2006, 01:57 AM
1. J. Capriati
2. M. Pierce
3. L. Davenport
4. M. Seles
5. S. Graf
6. A. Molik
7. P. Schyder
8. M. Hingis
9. E. Dementieva
10. S. Kuznetsova

Billabong
Mar 5th, 2006, 02:08 AM
Definitely Steffi Graf;) The best ever probably!

StarrJones
Mar 5th, 2006, 02:09 AM
Shot, i forgot Kuznetsova! im silly!

Hingie
Mar 5th, 2006, 02:19 AM
Out of that list steffi wins by a million miles. A shot beyond comparison.

I dunno, Lindsay's forehand seemed to be able to handle Steffi's fine.

Technically i think Lindsay's is better also.

ivanovic
Mar 5th, 2006, 02:24 AM
ANA IVANOVIC duhh - her forehand is like WOW - then Venus Williams.

Mightymirza
Mar 5th, 2006, 02:25 AM
ANA IVANOVIC duhh - her forehand is like WOW - then Venus Williams.
Venus??? :eek: :eek: You kidding rt??

StarrJones
Mar 5th, 2006, 02:32 AM
I love Venus, but her forhand has no reason to be mentioned in this thread...Venus has a reletively weak forhand compared to her majesty and truly awsome backhand.

give me a venus williams backhand any day!

Hingis+Krajicek
Mar 5th, 2006, 02:38 AM
8. M. Hingis

Hingis?? I Love her but her forehand is nothing special. Her backhand on the other hand.......

Mightymirza
Mar 5th, 2006, 02:44 AM
Steffi all the way ...In current players Dementieva,JHH and Mirza :D

Marcus1979
Mar 5th, 2006, 02:47 AM
I think Lindsay, Kuzzie and Capriati

ezekiel
Mar 5th, 2006, 02:47 AM
today Lindsay and Kim have the biggest forehands , in the future Ana for sure with the biggest power, just a little unwieldy and too risky now

Mightymirza
Mar 5th, 2006, 02:51 AM
I dont know many people underestimate JHH forehand..But I think its one of the best.. She can hit with lots of topspin as well as flat..My forehand is kinda cheap imitation of hers with a(huge) backswing of kim:D

crazyroberto6767
Mar 5th, 2006, 02:52 AM
Of these, Steffi by a long ways. However at their respective peaks, Serena and Monica made that gap a little smaller.

UDACHi
Mar 5th, 2006, 03:11 AM
No Dementieva?

Zhao
Mar 5th, 2006, 03:31 AM
Steffi though its not very textbook

Jenn Cap-very good technique and no one hits runnng forehand as well as her

Lindsay/Mary Pierce - :yeah technique too but ranked lower than Jenn becoz their running fh is not as good

Ana Ivanovic - can add more bite to it but its nice

Justine HH - seems to be getting more consistent and more lethal in recent matches

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Serena/Maria/Kim - wrong technique... its not their fave shot at all
Monica - one handed is hopeless... 2 handed fh can be imposing...

K.U.C.W-R.V
Mar 5th, 2006, 03:32 AM
Kim, Justine.

Technically, Kuzzy.

Barrie_Dude
Mar 5th, 2006, 03:35 AM
Miss Capriati

Derek.
Mar 5th, 2006, 03:36 AM
Nastya Myskina

switz
Mar 5th, 2006, 03:38 AM
ANA IVANOVIC duhh - her forehand is like WOW - then Venus Williams.

Ivanovic has an explosive forehands but it's still needs a lot of work because it's also responsible for her losing a lot of matches when it's goes offline.

In top form Venus may once have been second to Serena of current players. Not any more. Backhand still one of the best but the forehand is letting her down big time.

Derek.
Mar 5th, 2006, 03:40 AM
Ivanovic has an explosive forehands but it's still needs a lot of work because it's also responsible for her losing a lot of matches when it's goes offline.

Ana's forehand gets on the computer? :confused:

zibaas
Mar 5th, 2006, 04:25 AM
Mary

so.krist!na
Mar 5th, 2006, 04:30 AM
Ivanovic.
Her forhand is very good.

Alicia Rocks
Mar 5th, 2006, 04:32 AM
Ana's forehand gets on the computer? :confused:

:haha:

Supermonica
Mar 5th, 2006, 04:34 AM
I realise that im new, and there has probably been a number of threads, in the past, regarding forhands. But, ill hope you'll all help me out by participating and entering this "ongoing" discussion of "who has the best forhand in the WTAtour....from current players AS WELL as players who, might be injured....like Monica...or jen.

Lets make it interesting, this catagory includes inside out forhand, crosscourt forhand, on the run forhand...and also include a swinging volley, because i like consider it to be psuedo forhand!


MY TOP 10

1)Serena
2)Steffi
3)Lindsay
4)Jennifer
5)Maria
6)Kim
7)Mary
9)Monica
10)Justine


Steffi's by faaaaaar.
Serena, Lindsay, Mary can (could?) hit hard and precise forehands as well but Graf had the great advantage of her unique speed. So she reached far more balls she could put away with her awesome forehand than other players. I know only one player who could cope with this forehand on the receiving end somehow - Seles.

Supermonica
Mar 5th, 2006, 04:38 AM
I dunno, Lindsay's forehand seemed to be able to handle Steffi's fine.

Technically i think Lindsay's is better also.


Lindsay is up to par with Steffi in this one - provided both get the balls hit to them in their striking zones.

If you force both of them to hit running forehands though ..... :lol:

VeeReeDavJCap81
Mar 5th, 2006, 04:38 AM
Depends what you're looking for....a lot of them are the best in different aspects.

Kim & Justine-Best inside out
Monica-Best two hander
Maria-Best clutch running passing shot
Jen-Best running forehand
Steffi-Best crosscourt
Serena-Best short angle crosscourt
Lindsay-Best down the line

Mafia_Sharapova
Mar 5th, 2006, 04:39 AM
Maria :)

Supermonica
Mar 5th, 2006, 04:40 AM
Maria :)


You mean "Mafia" .... ?

:wavey:

Ferosh
Mar 5th, 2006, 05:02 AM
Dementieva!!

Jenny.C.Fan
Mar 5th, 2006, 08:43 AM
Jen :)

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 5th, 2006, 09:13 AM
Jennifer Capriati----- I miss her :sad: ... and her Forehand :D
Lindsay Davenport------- pure tecnique
Elena Dementieva------- :worship: :worship: :D :D beauty like Elena
Kim Clijsters---------power
Monica Seles-------poetry
Mary Pierce-----class
Svetlana Kuznetsova------ :eek: :eek:
Maria Semipova------- good
Patty Schnyder------ I love lefties players like her
Ana Ivanovic---- the future

~~*Elena.D*~~
Mar 5th, 2006, 09:18 AM
No DEementieva ?

Dementieva has the best forehand

Dexter
Mar 5th, 2006, 09:20 AM
Ana, Lindsay, Maria, Justine, Kim, Mary, Elena... awesome FHs

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 5th, 2006, 09:22 AM
No DEementieva ?

Dementieva has the best forehand


Has the best face , the best legs, body ... :hearts: :hearts: ( I love you Elena )


One of the best FH also :D :D



off topic : 7: 15 AM in Chile :eek:

Andy.
Mar 5th, 2006, 10:25 AM
Mary Pierce has one of the biggest and scariest forehands ever, better than Graf's

Lemonskin.
Mar 5th, 2006, 10:30 AM
A L I C I A :D

That's all.

sebbe
Mar 5th, 2006, 01:05 PM
Mary's forehand is the best. Though the technique starts to get a bit old her forehand is cruel.

tennisboi
Mar 5th, 2006, 01:43 PM
Without a doubt the best forehand ever belonged to Steffi. At the moment the best forehand belongs to Lindsay or Jennifer :worship:

Grice
Mar 5th, 2006, 02:02 PM
i'm surprised no one mentioned martina hingis' forehand.. her running forehand especially.. it's almost unrivalled..

Ryan
Mar 5th, 2006, 02:05 PM
This poll is slightly stupid when considering #1, which is obviously Steffi Graf. When any of these players ever come close to her accomplishments with such a dominant forehand then they might have a case.

jfk
Mar 5th, 2006, 02:15 PM
i'm surprised no one mentioned martina hingis' forehand.. her running forehand especially.. it's almost unrivalled..
Only by Capriati's running forehand...my favorite shot in the game!

Sonf@
Mar 5th, 2006, 02:17 PM
Conchita's forehand. The most natural and one of the most effective ever

fer_86
Mar 5th, 2006, 02:17 PM
conchita martinez!!! :worship:

patricio
Mar 5th, 2006, 02:20 PM
1) steffi
2) jennifer

DEETHELICK
Mar 5th, 2006, 02:20 PM
Steffi's forehand is rated, I would have loved to have seen it against players like Sveta and Elena D.

I've seen Steffi play, but I still believe that along with her, Elena D and Jennifer's forehands are right up there for consistency, aggressiveness and placement.

Watch the USO 2004 SF between the two and I think Steffi isn't so far ahead.

jj74
Mar 5th, 2006, 02:42 PM
From that list Steffi
From nowadays players, Dementieva

Il Primo!
Mar 5th, 2006, 03:17 PM
I finally feel that Maria's forehand is the most powerfull and dangerous.

azmad_88
Mar 5th, 2006, 03:35 PM
Depends what you're looking for....a lot of them are the best in different aspects.

Kim & Justine-Best inside out
Monica-Best two hander
Maria-Best clutch running passing shot
Jen-Best running forehand
Steffi-Best crosscourt
Serena-Best short angle crosscourt
Lindsay-Best down the line

spot on

couldnt agree with u more

jen especially

tennisrox
Mar 5th, 2006, 03:38 PM
Mary Pierce has one of the biggest and scariest forehands ever, better than Graf's
Bigger maybe,but certainly not better. :p

If Mary pierce can produce the kind of acute angles Steffi could get on her running crosscourt forehand from the forehand corner,and maintain her balance so perfectly she can get an equally high percentage on that shot,or hit her forehand from any and every position on the court like steffi could i'll agree with you.Until then,steffi by a million miles.None of these other forehands come anywhere close.Ivanovic,and davenport may be textbook,but no textbook can ever teach you how to hit a forehand like steffi graf.Serena,and Mary may hit it hard,but they don't time the ball quite like steffi.It was a bizzare looking shot,but its a part of folklore for a good reason that has little to do with power alone.

Mightymirza
Mar 5th, 2006, 03:41 PM
:lol: Ana's forehand gets on the computer? :confused:
:haha: :haha: :haha:

I think mirza has got one of the best techniques on forehand...Perfect racket head acceleration..Free movement of arms...Wrist snap..Awesome stufff...

No Name Face
Mar 5th, 2006, 03:43 PM
never saw steffi play though i wish i had.

dementieva has the best forehand right now though

Veritas
Mar 5th, 2006, 03:48 PM
Elena, Lindsay, Kim, Serena, Svetlana, Maria, Amelie, Mary, and Sania all have forehands that are accurate and powerful.

I'm surprised how Martina's gotten better with her forehand. It's got more angle and top-spin. Plus it has more pace as well. Just look at her Tokyo match against Sharapova :eek:

LDF
Mar 5th, 2006, 03:48 PM
More people have voted for Kim's forehand than Lindsay's... :confused:

Derek.
Mar 5th, 2006, 03:48 PM
:lol:
:haha: :haha: :haha:

I think mirza has got one of the best techniques on forehand...Perfect racket head acceleration..Free movement of arms...Wrist snap..Awesome stufff...

Too bad it only goes in 1 in every 10 tries. :o

BMP
Mar 5th, 2006, 03:52 PM
It'd be also interesting to discuss the worst forehands on tour :p

No Name Face
Mar 5th, 2006, 03:55 PM
Too bad it only goes in 1 in every 10 tries. :o

:tape: :tape:

Ryan
Mar 5th, 2006, 04:09 PM
Steffi's forehand is rated, I would have loved to have seen it against players like Sveta and Elena D.

I've seen Steffi play, but I still believe that along with her, Elena D and Jennifer's forehands are right up there for consistency, aggressiveness and placement.

Watch the USO 2004 SF between the two and I think Steffi isn't so far ahead.


:eek: That match had great drama, but the quality of play was NOT that stellar. Steffi's forehand would have eaten Jen's and Elena's.

LefandePatty
Mar 5th, 2006, 04:18 PM
Patty Schnyder

Mightymirza
Mar 5th, 2006, 04:19 PM
Too bad it only goes in 1 in every 10 tries. :o
Thats coz she goes for winners all the times..I was talking abt TECHNIQUE... Not the placement...Well sure steffi tried to go for outright winners on all balls she wud end up doing similar UEs as well...She doesnt muscle ball..Its a free flowing action..And very few on tour hav such a beautiful action..Anyways this is if u r really interested in tennis part..if you are just to make tantrums...then forget it and hav a laugh..

ezekiel
Mar 5th, 2006, 04:30 PM
Ana? She is a super powerfull girl...but to me, her forhand will only stand out when and if she wins slams to back that shot up. All the ladies above have huge career accomplishments that have all been the result of there money shot, the forhand.

what do the accomplishments have to do with it?
this is the best forehand thread, besides we can talk about the future then

LefandePatty
Mar 5th, 2006, 04:45 PM
Too bad it only goes in 1 in every 10 tries. :o

:haha:

xXSarajevoXx
Mar 5th, 2006, 04:57 PM
Ivanovic!

VS Fan
Mar 5th, 2006, 04:57 PM
Monica and Steffi are NOT on the tour now, and should NOT be in this poll.

DemWilliamsGulls
Mar 5th, 2006, 05:05 PM
1. Steffi
2. Jennifer
3. Mary
4. Serena

<!Society!>
Mar 5th, 2006, 05:10 PM
well mary has a huge forehand but shes very inconsistent, lindsay has a nice forehand but that can screw up when she needs it most as well but still a shot she can rely on, id say serena

Craigy
Mar 5th, 2006, 05:54 PM
In 2002 Serena's was the best for sure.
now, I have no idea, I really like Maria sharapova's.

schris
Mar 5th, 2006, 05:58 PM
Steffi Graf :)

new-york
Mar 5th, 2006, 05:58 PM
Ana Ivanovic sure deserves to be mentionned.

Sometimes her forehand is just amazing. :eek:

Oermi
Mar 5th, 2006, 06:13 PM
Mary :D
but i have to say Ana's and Elena's are also really amazing

guyinsf
Mar 5th, 2006, 07:01 PM
Mary Pierce and Steffi Graf have the best forehands in the game imo. Others do come close, but those two stand out from the others.


Yep, that sounds just about right to me! Steffi and Mary.

iPatty
Mar 5th, 2006, 07:10 PM
I think that Patty Schnyder deserves to be mentioned in this thread. Her forehand, while completely different from everyone else's, has the same effect. When she is on, she just wraps around that forehand crosscourt and opens up the court completely. I love watching her get into forehand-crosscourt rallies because she is so dominant in them.

Martina2
Mar 5th, 2006, 07:12 PM
Capriati, Graf and Pierce

j_dementieva27
Mar 5th, 2006, 07:21 PM
i seriously want to know why elena dementieva isnt on this poll?

jutine, maria, and monica?

but no elena? come on

Dementinator
Mar 5th, 2006, 07:28 PM
No Lena D? her forehand is right up there with the very best ,but I guess some cant bear to think she can do something right...

babolat-blast
Mar 5th, 2006, 07:31 PM
I was also surprised by Sania Mirza's forehand.

gentzy
Mar 5th, 2006, 08:01 PM
No Lena D? her forehand is right up there with the very best ,but I guess some cant bear to think she can do something right...

Exactly my point...Steffi WAS a great player but we should name the active ones....and out of them Elena is the best concerning the Forehand Stroke :)

mashafan25
Mar 5th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Masha :)