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Demska
Nov 20th, 2007, 11:29 AM
For me, this is my favorite shot on the court, and I think the players with the two best are Jankovic and Chakvetadze.

Who's is better?

merda2004
Nov 20th, 2007, 11:32 AM
jelena by far

Filippo-Nastya
Nov 20th, 2007, 11:37 AM
Jelena

KennyChante4ever
Nov 20th, 2007, 11:38 AM
Jelena :)

Derek.
Nov 20th, 2007, 12:46 PM
Chakvetadze top two on tour with the backhand down the line? :spit:

lympyisthebest
Nov 20th, 2007, 12:59 PM
Jelena, without a doubt.

Aaron.
Nov 20th, 2007, 12:59 PM
Chakvetadze top two on tour with the backhand down the line? :spit: :haha: Ivanovic has a better backhand DTL

Wayn77
Nov 20th, 2007, 01:06 PM
:haha: Ivanovic has a better backhand DTL

F*ck me, I thought you were gonna say Vaidisova for a minute. :lol:

JJ's backhand down the line is an exquisitly executed shot. :angel:

justine schnyder
Nov 20th, 2007, 01:36 PM
Jelena without a doubt

schorsch
Nov 20th, 2007, 01:56 PM
Jelena :)

Thats also my fav' shot :) Actually its my best shot, too. But I'm a lefty, so it doesnt have the same effect. ;)

Renalicious
Nov 20th, 2007, 02:38 PM
Serena?

CORIA01
Nov 20th, 2007, 02:44 PM
jelena
martina
mary

fufuqifuqishahah
Nov 20th, 2007, 02:58 PM
my best shot is returning a high top spin ball as a forehand drop shot from the baseline

treufreund
Nov 20th, 2007, 03:14 PM
Justine :p Jelena is missing hers way too much especially when playing Justine :haha: Anna Chaky, well, nobody cares about her backhand since her forehand is her weapon. Her backhand is really nothing at all.

MisterMan
Nov 20th, 2007, 03:17 PM
Dokic or Kournikova ???

Pasta-Na
Nov 20th, 2007, 03:23 PM
nicole pratt :p

RJWCapriati
Nov 20th, 2007, 04:06 PM
Definitely Jankovic

Mightymirza
Nov 20th, 2007, 04:54 PM
henin also ;)

Kirill_M
Nov 20th, 2007, 04:58 PM
Jelena :hearts:

RenaSlam.
Nov 20th, 2007, 05:06 PM
Neither.

serenus_2k8
Nov 20th, 2007, 06:09 PM
JJ! Woop woop!

John.
Nov 20th, 2007, 06:42 PM
Out of those 2, Jelena

sfselesfan
Nov 20th, 2007, 07:03 PM
Jelena is the best of those two, but neither are the best. Jelena is top 4 or 5 though.

Mary Pierce was the first really memorable, high paced, backhand down the line for me. Monica and Capriati were the first two to bring pace off both wings, but they relied more on opening the court with angle. Pierce was the first to really patent that shot as a way to short circuit players that were trying to widen the court. Davenport came along and perfected it. Hingis, Venus, and Capriati (after her comeback) all employed the shot well as weapons. It's now a very widely used tactic and almost every quality player who utilizes pace effectively can hit the shot fairly well. I think Dementieva has a very nice backhand down the line which she executes to perfection.

SF

Dexter
Nov 20th, 2007, 07:18 PM
Jelena, there's no comparison.

Justine has the best BH DTL. :drool:

Nicolás89
Nov 20th, 2007, 07:28 PM
Chakvetadze has a backhand DTL? :eek:

Lucyxx
Nov 20th, 2007, 07:51 PM
Poutchkova

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Nov 20th, 2007, 09:03 PM
Jelena :hearts:

Demska
Nov 20th, 2007, 09:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWTxIKqZqZk&feature=related

3:50 of this video :wavey:

LudwigDvorak
Nov 20th, 2007, 09:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWTxIKqZqZk&feature=related

3:50 of this video :wavey:

I still hate her because of that match. :awww:

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Jankovic has the better BH DTL.

Demska
Nov 20th, 2007, 09:45 PM
I still hate her because of that match. :awww:

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Jankovic has the better BH DTL.

:hug:

No need to be, she won the tournament the next year. :P

ninanina19
Nov 20th, 2007, 09:55 PM
Jelena.

Neptune
Nov 20th, 2007, 09:57 PM
Jankovic, her backhand is amazing.

Nicolás89
Nov 20th, 2007, 10:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWTxIKqZqZk&feature=related

3:50 of this video :wavey:

yeah that was a hell out of a shot even knowing dementieva got there and reached the ball and that the forehand dtl anna hit afterwards was much better than her previous backhand :unsure:

Demska
Nov 20th, 2007, 10:05 PM
well this is not about forehands down the line. and dementieva reaching the ball is hardly a surprise.

mb011
Nov 20th, 2007, 10:32 PM
jelena by far. she virtually hits it from everywhere on the court.

DaMamaJama87
Nov 20th, 2007, 10:57 PM
What? No Venus in the poll? Now that Lindsay's back on tour, I'd rate her backhand better than the two you mentioned as well.

LDF
Nov 20th, 2007, 10:59 PM
Definitely Jelena. It has more bite than Anna's and she uses it more effectively.

Demska
Nov 20th, 2007, 10:59 PM
Well, if you can read then there obviously isn't.

Beny
Nov 20th, 2007, 11:12 PM
Jelena of course

I like the DTL BH of Justine, LenaD-rare but cool and breath-taking when on, Nastya

ViennaCalling
Nov 21st, 2007, 07:20 PM
Mary, Jelena, Henin, Tamira :hearts:

Hashim.
Nov 21st, 2007, 07:26 PM
JJ :bowdown:

the doctor
Nov 21st, 2007, 07:51 PM
Chakvetadze.

mckyle.
Nov 21st, 2007, 07:52 PM
Serena.

fatty sausage
Nov 21st, 2007, 10:05 PM
are we talking Anna Kournikova or Jelena Dokic?

debopero
Nov 22nd, 2007, 01:28 AM
Serena, Venus, Jelena.

Sally Todd
Nov 22nd, 2007, 02:14 AM
Agnes Szavay.

Her DTL backhand was better than Jelena's when they played in Beijing at the end of this year.

Derek.
Nov 22nd, 2007, 03:48 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWTxIKqZqZk&feature=related

3:50 of this video :wavey:

What's so special?

Most of the top 20 can hit backhands just as good, if not better.

I can hit backhands down the line like that. :lol:

svetaisthebest
Nov 22nd, 2007, 05:49 AM
Jelena-her backhand is a great shot

spiritedenergy
Nov 22nd, 2007, 05:57 AM
Jankovic and Ivanovic

matanuriel
Nov 24th, 2007, 08:35 AM
Shahar have a better backhand DTL than Chaky. And I think that JJ has one of the best I hae ever seen!

dybbuk
Nov 24th, 2007, 08:37 AM
Jankovic and Ivanovic

:unsure: It's improving, but come on, it's hardly one of the best on tour. :help:

darice
Nov 27th, 2007, 12:41 PM
jelly :)

sammy01
Nov 27th, 2007, 03:52 PM
jj has the better dtl backhand, but i think annas backhand is better as shes way better at hitting the cross court angle, and when she does she only needs to place the next backhand dtl to win the point. anna does the same with the forehand angle out wide, medium paced well placed forehand dtl annas point. watch the yec 3rd set they played against each other, the cross court, dtl is used time and time again by anna.

venusallday
Nov 27th, 2007, 03:57 PM
Venus

ViennaCalling
Nov 27th, 2007, 03:59 PM
I love Tamira's BH :worship:

She's not the best, but :hearts: