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"In Helsinki, Mailbag favorite Evgenia Koulikovskaya, she of no backhand, teamed with Elena Tararkova. Armed with three forehands, they beat Tatiana Perebiynis and Silvija Talaja."

What's this forehand and backhand business? Can someone explain it to me?
 

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She hits forehands on both sides. There's a good explanation & pics here:

" Koulikovskaya is one of the most unorthodox players I've seen. She hits one-handed forehands on both sides of her body. Judging from the way she grips the racket, I'd guess she's naturally left handed. This is because her lefty forehand, shown in the 2nd and 3rd images, seems to be gripped naturally. To hit her righty forehand she simply removes her left hand from her ready position grip (shown in the first image), and strokes the ball without moving her right hand down to the bottom of the grip. Thus, she's 'choking up' on the racket when she hits her right handed forehand. This is shown further down the page in the images from her match with Mashona Washington. "
http://www.mfwweb.com/tennis/SS02/
 
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