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spiceboy
Apr 18th, 2009, 01:53 PM
Anyone remembers when it was the last time that 3 players with single-handed backhands reached semis in a WTA tournament?

I still remember Wimbledon '94 when all 4 semifinalists had one :drool: And 3 of them had had their 30th birthday already :lol:

...winning the title the young 22 year old debutant :hearts:

-Sonic-
Apr 18th, 2009, 01:55 PM
big props to italy and spain :)

AnnaK_4ever
Apr 18th, 2009, 02:00 PM
I could only remember Daniilidou defeating Mauresmo and Henin in QF and SF of Rosmalen-2002.

moby
Apr 18th, 2009, 03:06 PM
Anyone remembers when it was the last time that 3 players with single-handed backhands reached semis in a WTA tournament?

I still remember Wimbledon '94 when all 4 semifinalists had one :drool: And 3 of them had had their 30th birthday already :lol:

...winning the title the young 22 year old debutant :hearts:2004 Athens Olympics:

Gold - Henin
Silver - Mauresmo
Bronze - Molik

That's the last one I know of off the top of my head.

thetennistimes
Apr 18th, 2009, 03:36 PM
Not for a very long timeb

madlove
Apr 18th, 2009, 03:57 PM
oh yes, the 2004 olympics.

hectopascal
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:01 PM
And the one handed backhand is supposed to be a weakness on clay due to the higher ball bounce :spit:

jimbo mack
Apr 18th, 2009, 06:23 PM
vinci hits double handed backhand last time i saw her play, although rarely

therefore only 2 semi finalists had one handed backhands

spiceboy
Apr 18th, 2009, 06:38 PM
vinci hits double handed backhand last time i saw her play, although rarely

therefore only 2 semi finalists had one handed backhands

Yeah right, like every player would hit eventually a one handed backhand...that doesn't make her a double backhand player :weirdo:

She considers herself that she plays one-handed as her WTA profile says (data provided by the players themselves). End of discussion

FORZA SARITA
Apr 18th, 2009, 06:42 PM
vinci hits double handed backhand last time i saw her play, although rarely



are you sure it was her then?:p

jimbo mack
Apr 18th, 2009, 07:31 PM
yup i rememember when she played clijsters at eastbourne, and schnyder at linz, plenty of double handed backhands were hit by vinci

although her slices were much more effective imo

FORZA SARITA
Apr 18th, 2009, 08:19 PM
yup i rememember when she played clijsters at eastbourne, and schnyder at linz, plenty of double handed backhands were hit by vinci



wrong tournmaments or really you're confusing her with someone else :o

Monica_Rules
Apr 18th, 2009, 08:22 PM
I thought Vinci had a double handed backhand

spiceboy
Apr 18th, 2009, 08:23 PM
lol that's right, Roby hasn't played any of these players in those tournaments :haha:

FORZA SARITA
Apr 18th, 2009, 08:27 PM
lol that's right, Roby hasn't played any of these players in those tournaments :haha:

she played once eastbourne and never played linz :tape:

-Sonic-
Apr 18th, 2009, 10:32 PM
I've just scoured youtube for ages and can only see one handed slices from her.

I've never seen her hit 2 hands before.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7cGPNYtjXg for example.

bobbynorwich
Apr 18th, 2009, 10:57 PM
Some players use a one-handed back hand for slice and reach, but two-handed for power and angling. Not sure if that pertains to Vinci though.

spiceboy
Apr 18th, 2009, 11:08 PM
Some players use a one-handed back hand for slice and reach, but two-handed for power and angling. Not sure if that pertains to Vinci though.

Definitely not.

jimbo mack
Apr 19th, 2009, 02:07 PM
she played once eastbourne and never played linz :tape:

oops my mistake, i meant dushevina at eastbourne and schynder at luxembourg lol

interesting that wikipedia and eurosport have roberta down as two handed backhand but wta have her down as single handed. she must have dropped the double handed backhand at some point cuz she definitely used to have one :)

FORZA SARITA
Apr 19th, 2009, 02:19 PM
interesting that wikipedia and eurosport have roberta down as two handed backhand but wta have her down as single handed. she must have dropped the double handed backhand at some point cuz she definitely used to have one :)

stop being a :weirdo: :fiery:

jimbo mack
Apr 19th, 2009, 02:26 PM
stop being a :weirdo: :fiery:

lol, i'm just standing by what i've seen before

stop being so sensitive :shrug:

Mattographer
Apr 19th, 2009, 02:30 PM
yup i rememember when she played clijsters at eastbourne, and schnyder at linz, plenty of double handed backhands were hit by vinci

although her slices were much more effective imo
Maybe you're talking about volley at the net.

Roby has always been playing with one handed backhand.

FORZA SARITA
Apr 19th, 2009, 02:31 PM
lol, i'm just standing by what i've seen before

stop being so sensitive :shrug:

i'm not sensitive,i just hate when people can't admit mistakes :lol:

Sonf@
Apr 19th, 2009, 02:34 PM
At 3:09 in that video she hits a single handed backhand without slicing it ;)

jimbo mack
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:01 PM
I rest my case, I knew I wasnt mistaken lol

http://www.lottosport.com/test/stars/Gladiators_LOWRES.pdf

Roberta Vinci (born 18 February 1983 in Taranto, Italy).
Embarked on her professional career in 1999 after winning numerous tournaments in
the amateur arena. With her two-handed backhand packing a real punch, Roberta Vinci took part in the
Palermo tournament but was defeated in the quarter finals by a fellow Italian, Flavia
Pennetta.

FORZA SARITA
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:17 PM
and you trust a site who says mirza's best shot is backhand :lol:

bobbynorwich
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:25 PM
It is possible to use a one-handed backhand for some shots and a two-hander for others. Maybe she uses both.

jimbo mack
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:33 PM
It is possible to use a one-handed backhand for some shots and a two-hander for others. Maybe she uses both.

she does, or at least she did when i have watched her play in the past. i havent seen any of her matches this year though

wally1
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:44 PM
I've seen a lot of Vinci's matches going back to 2004, both live and on tv. I've never ever seen her hit a two handed backhand! She mainly uses slice, but hits with topspin occassionally. But all with one hand!!

Medina
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:48 PM
wtf. Roberta uses a 1 handed backhand. not 2. :lol:

FORZA SARITA
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:48 PM
i give up :awww:

jimbo mack
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:50 PM
Occupation: Athlete
Marital status: Single
http://www.nbcolympics.com/athletes/athlete=64849/bio/index.html

Athletes > Roberta VINCI > Bio

Club name: TC Parioli: Italy
Coach: Francesco Palpacelli (NOC 19/06/08)
Position: Double-handed backhand (ITF 19/07/06)

Medina
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:52 PM
Occupation: Athlete
Marital status: Single
http://www.nbcolympics.com/athletes/athlete=64849/bio/index.html

Athletes > Roberta VINCI > Bio

Club name: TC Parioli: Italy
Coach: Francesco Palpacelli (NOC 19/06/08)
Position: Double-handed backhand (ITF 19/07/06)

You havnt watched Roberta play. have you?

DevilishAttitude
Apr 19th, 2009, 10:17 PM
You havnt watched Roberta play. have you?

He obviously hasn't. I've certainly never seen her play a 2-handed BH. That site saying it is her best shot is nearly as baffling. :tape: