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I've seen it for a while, but I was wondering......doesn't her forehand hurt :eek: Geez, my elbow hurts everytime I see her forehand. Also, I haven't seen other players with such an extreme grip as Meghann's. Does anyone else hit like this?
 

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Tina Pisnik has a really extreme grip on her forehand (or she did the last time I saw her on TV). I don't know how she generates much power because she seems to hit wihout following through because of her grip. Anyone have pics of her forehand? I'll try to find some...
 

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Thats isnt much, a guy at my tennis club has like double that, it really grosses me out, and he grew an extra bone because of that, i swear, even tho it sounds weird... Its nasty....
 

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I've seen players with more extreme grips than that. In fact, I like to play like that myself sometimes, just when I am experimenting with different strokes and spins. It's really a nice grip for those screaming forehand winners. You'll notice that in the pictures she's hitting the ball way out in front of her - that's the way you must hit with a grip like that. If you tried to hit the ball as it came level with your body, it really would hurt (well actually the ball would just go straight in the net).
 

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The one that always had me close to tears was Anke Huber. Watching her just seemed like waiting for an injury to happen.
 

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The one that always had me close to tears was Anke Huber. Watching her just seemed like waiting for an injury to happen.
LOL :lol:
 

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That looks painful, especially the Pisnik one. She really must bend so low to hit with that kind of grip.
 

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If it's a low ball, yes. If it's a high ball... kerrr-unch!! [That's the crunching forehand, not her arm breaking :rolleyes:]
 

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Shaughnessy's forehand is painful to look at. Here's another, very grainy picture I took in Los Angeles in 2000. She was a lot thinner back then. How long can you hit a forehand like this without getting tennis elbow?





 

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Shaugnessy has the worst-looking technique I have ever seen (on both sides). I know people rave about her serve and forehand, but they are painful to watch. Def. not something I would show to a young tennis player looking for inspiration.
 

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It does look painful. Notice the difference between her now and the photo taken by Shooter! She is so much more buff. Love the hair now too.
 

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Meg's Look

Yes. Meghann was much thinner back in 2000. She's worked hard to put on some muscle. It was probably good for her tennis. I liked the way she looked back then and I like her now too. She's one woman who I think will actually lose weight when she stops playing tennis (assuming she stops the intensive training too).
 

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shes tanner now too:eek:;)
 

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I really wish Meghann could crack the top 10 before the end of her career. She was gosh darn close. Luckily she was a bit of a late bloomer, so hopefully that will extend her career. Has anyone met Megs. I heard she is very shy, but is she pretty nice?
 
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