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tennis-insomniac
Apr 19th, 2009, 08:21 PM
I've watched some clips on you tube and would love to see more, especially backhand. so it'd be great to know whose backhand is your favorite to watch tactically and beautifully. (I guess most of you guys would defenitly say Justine's that's my favorite too but if there's another player that'd be great)

Thank you in avance for replying!

debopero
Apr 19th, 2009, 08:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYiLO93Zk5g :D

Mashafaaaaan
Apr 19th, 2009, 08:51 PM
Sharapova. Noone else.

oleada
Apr 19th, 2009, 08:53 PM
JJ :drool:

Optima
Apr 19th, 2009, 09:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEEJPQDBKIc

:inlove:

debopero
Apr 19th, 2009, 09:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEEJPQDBKIc

:inlove:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em9uuA03hi8&feature=related :mad:

oleada
Apr 19th, 2009, 09:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em9uuA03hi8&feature=related :mad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaXygfbi6mw&feature=related :worship:

JJ & Serena both have great BHs ;)

Medina
Apr 19th, 2009, 09:39 PM
well. Medina Garrigues´ hardly misses.

nevetssllim
Apr 19th, 2009, 09:43 PM
Some of the angles that Serena gets on her cross-court backhand are a joy to watch.

Aravane Rezai has a massive backhand when it's on.

MechWarrior2k
Apr 19th, 2009, 10:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYiLO93Zk5g :D

I personally know who did that video. ;)

miffedmax
Apr 19th, 2009, 10:05 PM
Sharapova. Noone else.

Yeah, but TOB's actually hitting a two-handed forehand.

You could watch Dementieva's backhand, then do everything exactly the opposite of what she does.:mad:

spiritedenergy
Apr 19th, 2009, 10:07 PM
Ana Ivanovic: the best backhand in business:hearts:

MechWarrior2k
Apr 19th, 2009, 10:20 PM
Most top 25 WTA players have solid backhands. Even the "frowned" upon backhands of Ivanovic and Dementieva aren't that bad and have their good moments. It's not like they go to great lengths to run around their backhands the way Federer/Roddick/Ferrer do.

tennis-insomniac
Apr 19th, 2009, 10:37 PM
Thank you so much for all the vids!
i'll go through all of them, too bad my computer is not working on you tube :help:
thx again :)

Slutiana
Apr 19th, 2009, 10:38 PM
Venus, JJ, Maria and Serena come to mind. So many WTA players have great backhands...

Of course we all know who has the best forehand. :D

Marilyn Monheaux
Apr 19th, 2009, 10:52 PM
JJ's backhand dtl!:drool: and Masha's backhand are amaze!:hearts:

miffedmax
Apr 19th, 2009, 10:57 PM
Most top 25 WTA players have solid backhands. Even the "frowned" upon backhands of Ivanovic and Dementieva aren't that bad and have their good moments. It's not like they go to great lengths to run around their backhands the way Federer/Roddick/Ferrer do.

yeah, Tennis Magazine even did a feature on what you could learn from Lena's backhand last year, so I was just being :mad: about yesterday. It does break down when players are able to put it under a lot of pressure, but as with most every single one of Dementieva's problems, the issues are more mental than mechanical.

The Dawntreader
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:16 PM
Venus, Serena, JJ, Azarenka. Hell i even like Kuzy's backhand when she gets down for it. It's actually a well-produced shot.

Out of them all though, i prefer Venus's and Jelena's most. They just have the ability to switch-up the angles at will.

thegreendestiny
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:20 PM
is it me or does venus's backhand look ugly to watch. i love her game and i know her backhand IS effective but i find it hard to appreciate it. her open stance her her movement look awkward and unnatural.

The Dawntreader
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:23 PM
is it me or does venus's backhand look ugly to watch. i love her game and i know her backhand IS effective but i find it hard to appreciate it. her open stance her her movement look awkward and unnatural.

I find it quirky:p

FoxyliciousKhat
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:31 PM
[QUOTE=thegreendestiny;15459676]is it me or does venus's backhand look ugly to watch. i love her game and i know her backhand IS effective but i find it hard to appreciate it. her open stance her her movement look awkward and unnatural.[/QUOTE

LOL this is the second time today on two different forums I'm read this about Venus. First her groundstrokes, now it's her backhand. Not attacking you just find it kinda funny

Hey M... is that you?

Foxy

Nikkiri
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:33 PM
Of course we all know who has the best forehand. :D

Ana Ivanovic. :D

Pasta-Na
Apr 20th, 2009, 12:39 AM
na li and zheng jie. :hearts:

MechWarrior2k
Apr 20th, 2009, 12:44 AM
is it me or does venus's backhand look ugly to watch. i love her game and i know her backhand IS effective but i find it hard to appreciate it. her open stance her her movement look awkward and unnatural.

Venus' backhand is an anomaly. I really don't know HOW she hits that backhand in such an open stance with her arms so close her body. She has a chicken wing backhand even though she has long arms. It's as if she relies on thrusting the ball with mostly upper body strength. At least Serena uses a closed stance at times. But Venus ALWAYS plays her backhand this way. It works for her, but like Agassi's, I wouldn't want to replicate hers.

Slutiana
Apr 20th, 2009, 01:05 AM
Ana Ivanovic. :D
Funny girl.

Nikkiri
Apr 20th, 2009, 01:19 AM
Funny girl.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll66/NikkieK/GIFS/Untitled-2-copy.gif

CaptnMatt
Apr 20th, 2009, 01:22 AM
if you want to see a textbook backhand.....go and watch Martina Hingis. Absolutely brilliant.

oliverbecken
Apr 20th, 2009, 01:27 AM
Carla and Amelie :hearts:

Slutiana
Apr 20th, 2009, 01:43 AM
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll66/NikkieK/GIFS/Untitled-2-copy.gif
omg. :sobbing: It looks even funnier bigger. :crying2: Ana like dying of laughter.

Uranium
Apr 20th, 2009, 01:48 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYiLO93Zk5g :D

Ana and Elena for great backhands? Haha no.

cogent53
Apr 20th, 2009, 02:19 AM
Caroline Wozniacki's backhand is her biggest strength - she needs to get the forehand working to a similar consistency IMO. Suarez-Navarro has the classic one hander, and Mauresmo at her best is beautiful, but in terms of a real strength, Sharapova gets such power and consistency.
Still miss Justine of course - the most beautiful, and Steffi's slice was a wonder!

Atomic
Apr 20th, 2009, 02:33 AM
Maria's crosscourt is lethal. Serena and Venus also have great backhands obviously. As someone said, Hingis' was also amazing, by far her most powerful shot, and pinpoint accuracy.
Jankovic has the best DTL backhand.

Mashabator
Apr 20th, 2009, 03:29 AM
MARIA definately

cyannnnn
Apr 20th, 2009, 07:55 AM
one hand justine henin
two hands maria sharapova

their backhand are innate

ViennaCalling
Apr 20th, 2009, 08:37 AM
Tamira´s BH is just :drool:

Mikey.
Apr 20th, 2009, 09:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEEJPQDBKIc

:inlove:

:hearts::hearts::hearts:

http://i40.tinypic.com/nz400p.gif http://i43.tinypic.com/nfi839.gif

Singleniacki
Apr 20th, 2009, 09:59 AM
Carla Suarez navarro, a henin protegie
Didn't anyone else see her take out Venus at Ao this year?

Singleniacki
Apr 20th, 2009, 09:59 AM
Carla Suarez navarro, a henin protege
Didn't anyone else see her take out Venus at Ao this year?

Kipling
Apr 20th, 2009, 04:05 PM
Tamira´s BH is just :drool:

It is. Her two hander crosscourt, especially, is lethal.

Mashafaaaaan
Apr 20th, 2009, 04:16 PM
Maria's crosscourt is lethal. Serena and Venus also have great backhands obviously. As someone said, Hingis' was also amazing, by far her most powerful shot, and pinpoint accuracy.
Jankovic has the best DTL backhand.

Not enough powerfull IMO.

tennis-insomniac
Apr 20th, 2009, 05:42 PM
I happened to really like Hingis backhand (watching Hingis vs, Venus in US Open 99), her motion and the direction looks really flow...and Vee's is awesome too but i think it can be a little bit risky, if you happen to have a bad mood.

tonight i'll spend time watching the vids of the match of players that you have said ::D
Vee vs. JJ
or Maria vs. Venus
i'd love to see Justine vs. Maria on clay too hope i can find one
thx again so much
bye :wavey:

Shafanovic.
Apr 20th, 2009, 11:14 PM
JJ, Venus, Serena, Maria and Zheng

thegreendestiny
Apr 20th, 2009, 11:25 PM
why hasn't anyone mentioned Na? Her backhand is very lethal when it's on.

jdyshrky
Apr 20th, 2009, 11:51 PM
totally was about to mention li. not many actually use the backhand as a weapon to be fair. i don't think it's necessarily a question of power. i think on the backhand its preparation and you pretty much don't better preparation than venus, serena or nicole. think dokic, ana too...people probably think maria's backhand is better than it is because her forehand is so ugly, ugly but effective, wonder why she has shoulder problems...technique it would seem does matter.

Slutiana
Apr 21st, 2009, 12:05 AM
^Oh yeah, Jie. :D

And also JD.

SV_Fan
Apr 21st, 2009, 12:11 AM
Vee, Ree, Monica, Linds, and Mary my favorite backhands.

mboyle
Apr 21st, 2009, 12:15 AM
Generally, when we have these arguments, we end up concluding that Henin's is the prettiest but is not effective on fast surfaces because the stroke is too long/she can be overpowered, Sharapova's is not very pretty but very consistent/powerful/best on tour crosscourt, and that Jankovic has the best DTL.

tennis-insomniac
Apr 21st, 2009, 04:10 PM
Vee, Ree, Monica, Linds, and Mary my favorite backhands.

who is Ree ? rannae stubb?

Mina Vagante
Apr 21st, 2009, 04:19 PM
who is Ree ? rannae stubb?

Serena Williams

Marshmallow
Apr 21st, 2009, 04:25 PM
"Peak" Venus Williams. That thing should have come with a warning.

slydevil6142
Apr 21st, 2009, 06:03 PM
Venus' backhand is an anomaly. I really don't know HOW she hits that backhand in such an open stance with her arms so close her body. She has a chicken wing backhand even though she has long arms. It's as if she relies on thrusting the ball with mostly upper body strength. At least Serena uses a closed stance at times. But Venus ALWAYS plays her backhand this way. It works for her, but like Agassi's, I wouldn't want to replicate hers.

i did and i have an amazing backhand. Your hands are close to your body but I actually did gymnastics/diving for many years and my wrists are kinda weak. So I dont like to extend my arms b/c it adds additional pressure to my wrists. If your arms are close to your sides you have additonal leverage which allows you to use you wrist to create more pace and additonal angles.

charlieluvtennis
Apr 23rd, 2009, 01:33 AM
Jelena Jankovic + Caroline Wozniacki :p

nat75
Apr 23rd, 2009, 02:53 AM
That gif proves that Jankovic has a beautiful 2hbh. Great technique.

Best topspin 1HBH ever:

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She's such the softhitter. :p

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nat75
Apr 23rd, 2009, 03:00 AM
Venus' backhand is an anomaly. I really don't know HOW she hits that backhand in such an open stance with her arms so close her body. She has a chicken wing backhand even though she has long arms. It's as if she relies on thrusting the ball with mostly upper body strength. At least Serena uses a closed stance at times. But Venus ALWAYS plays her backhand this way. It works for her, but like Agassi's, I wouldn't want to replicate hers.

Venus' chicken wing backhand it what gives her all those angles shots. Just like Monica Seles. Any orthodox tennis teacher would tell they're wrong. Are they beautiful or graceful?? No. Are they effective?? Oh, Hell! YES!!