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View Poll Results: the single greatest shot

serena's serve 194 53.44%
henin's single handed backhand 41 11.29%
graf's forehand 82 22.59%
seles's double handed backhand 14 3.86%
navratilova's backhand volley 8 2.20%
evert's backhand pass 8 2.20%
court's forehand volley 1 0.28%
king's overhead smash 1 0.28%
other 14 3.86%
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Old Feb 11th, 2013, 09:42 AM   #76
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Re: Single Greatest Shot of all time in Women's Tennis

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But Graf faced even bigger hitters than Seles at the end of her career and did quite well against them, no?
Meh, inexperienced hard hitters. Venus and Serena were both very young.
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Old Feb 11th, 2013, 11:08 AM   #77
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Meh, inexperienced hard hitters. Venus and Serena were both very young.
what's about Davenport?
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Old Feb 11th, 2013, 11:10 AM   #78
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Re: Single Greatest Shot of all time in Women's Tennis

Steffi's forehand.
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Old Feb 11th, 2013, 11:25 AM   #79
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Voted for Henin's BH because its iconic and it looks so effortless when she hits it, unlike Serena's serve, it doesn't take much tehnique to hit it like that, just muscles.
true dat, but you know when someone's entire game is basically based on one shot and it wins her so many matches, it does deserve some praise!
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Old Feb 11th, 2013, 12:00 PM   #80
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true dat, but you know when someone's entire game is basically based on one shot and it wins her so many matches, it does deserve some praise!
There's nothing true about Just do it's quote at all. Just brute force and no technique..and you get Serena's serve?! Really? You guys are just bunch of haters...So sad, really.
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Old Feb 11th, 2013, 12:03 PM   #81
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Re: Single Greatest Shot of all time in Women's Tennis

37 votes for graf in a poll like this is still great considering she retired 14 years ago......
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Old Feb 11th, 2013, 12:07 PM   #82
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37 votes for graf in a poll like this is still great considering she retired 14 years ago......
we all know that if in 2035 some girl from USA wins 9+ Slams she will be
1) called GOAT
2) her main weapon ( let it be dropshot ) will be called "single greatest shot of all time" etc
3) she will be considered to be better player than all GOATs before her , despite she will be playing with robotised racquets
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Old Feb 11th, 2013, 12:10 PM   #83
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Re: Single Greatest Shot of all time in Women's Tennis

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Voted for Henin's BH because its iconic and it looks so effortless when she hits it, unlike Serena's serve, it doesn't take much tehnique to hit it like that, just muscles.
I love Justine, and even with my trailer park of a bias, Serena's serve and Steffi's forehand are more iconic shots in tennis. I reckon if Justine had managed to win more slams, she would have a legitimate shot at challenging in this conversation, but it's just not to be.

And I have to disagree that Serena's serve is all muscle. She's got a beautiful and nearly impossible to read serving motion.
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Old Feb 11th, 2013, 12:17 PM   #84
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Re: Single Greatest Shot of all time in Women's Tennis

CSN`s backhand :-P

Just beautiful!
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Old Feb 11th, 2013, 01:05 PM   #85
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Re: Single Greatest Shot of all time in Women's Tennis

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true dat, but you know when someone's entire game is basically based on one shot and it wins her so many matches, it does deserve some praise!
Yeah, because she breaks her opponent's serve with her own serve. Nice try, girl!
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Old Feb 11th, 2013, 01:50 PM   #86
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Voted for Henin's BH because its iconic and it looks so effortless when she hits it, unlike Serena's serve, it doesn't take much tehnique to hit it like that, just muscles.
You and the others with this argument are forgetting that most of the players can and do generate power on their serve but they get the placement/precision wrong. They serve outside the line because they are lacking the technique to combine power with court accuracy not because they can't hit the ball hard.
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Re: Single Greatest Shot of all time in Women's Tennis

Serena's serve. Unlike Steffi's FH, which needed to be set up, Serena's serve needs no help. It is SINGULARLY best shot ever!
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Serena's serve.
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Old Feb 11th, 2013, 09:58 PM   #89
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Re: Single Greatest Shot of all time in Women's Tennis

was Maria the first to employ the lassoo forehand?
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Old Feb 11th, 2013, 10:12 PM   #90
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Re: Which of these is the Single Greatest Shot of all time in Women's Tennis?

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Steffi's forehand The one big drawback (and I'm not talking about her unorthodox technique of hitting the ball late and behind her) was that her forehand could have really really bad days. For some reason no one ever talks about my beloved Grafs unforced errors but contrary to what some may think she could really litter a a match with tons of errors.
i watched a VHS (recall that? ) recording i made of the graf novotna final the other day and there were an awful lot of ues, far more than i care to remember in rosy hindsight!
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