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I am still wondering, people are naming her clay court specialist, but how come she does so well on grass aswell???

Grass and Clay are 2 very different surfaces. IMO Justine is an all court player who can play well in each surface, Clay is her favorite, but she isn't necessarily a clay court specialist...

please explain it to me!

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justine is very goods--on all surface--due to her game is changeables--its vry goods to have that game--for to be 1 on the woreld
 

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She does well on clay because she is a well-rounded player and clay brings that out. She also has very good spins, and the clay neutralizes the power from the Williams sisters and others that makes them easier to beat.

She does well on grass because of her great net game and big serve.

Also I think it's a confidence thing, because of her breakout in Paris in '01 and her great run to the Wimby final.
 

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rhz said:
I am still wondering, people are naming her clay court specialist, but how come she does so well on grass aswell???

Grass and Clay are 2 very different surfaces. IMO Justine is an all court player who can play well in each surface, Clay is her favorite, but she isn't necessarily a clay court specialist...

please explain it to me!

Thank you
I'm not that kind of an expert, don't play tennis myself, but i read in a thread some days ago that on clay power doesn't mean as much as it means on other surfaces.
On her good performances on grass, i read something like this:
because she has a one handed backhand, she can put a lot of slice in her backhand, and slice balls don't bounce high on grass, what's a huge weapon...
I believe it was something like that...
 

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well said Venus
 

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she learnt how to play on clay, she feels very comfortable, she has great mobility, good foodwork and all the spins, and is an all court player so her game suits clay well, and as somebody said, clay neutralizes the power a little.

She is good on grass for several reasons.

She has the kind of shots you need for grass: slice backhand, big serve (when it goes in), very good volleys. She is very aggressive and has a one-handed backhand, that despite Chris Evert's dumb comments, it's an asset on grass, especially because Justine doesn't need a big backswing and can hit it on the run and change directions quickly.

She also has very good lobs, that are very important on grass if you play against someone that comes to the net a lot.

but I think the most important is, she feels comfortable on grass, most players don't and those who do have an advantage because of that.
 
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