View Full Version : Will there ever be a women's backhand like Henin's Again???
03-31-2009, 03:11 PM
I was watching this highlight
and i forgot how amazing her backhand is. This probably isn't even a good highlight that shows her versatility.
Does any woman in the game have a backhand like hers. It was gorgeous. I would even say that it was prettier than Feddys and Gasquets. Most beautiful backhand in the game... simple as that.
It depends if you measure a great backhand by style or results?
I'd rather return Henin's backhand than either of the Williams sisters'.
I can't disagree with you, Henin's backhand was beautiful to watch. It's a far better backhand, relatively speaking than Federer's. Evonne Goolagong's backhand is beautiful also.
03-31-2009, 03:25 PM
If you're talking just of the stroke aesthetics, not necessarily it's effectivness, then we already have it in Carla Suarez-Navarro.
But Henin's combination of aesthetics and effectiveness may not be matched for a while.
03-31-2009, 03:44 PM
I like Suarez-Navarro's backhand. It's very nice to watch, and it has its moments.
03-31-2009, 08:23 PM
The only other top-ranked woman with a SHBH I can think of is Mauresmo (although she's going downhill fast). But I would agree with the other posters about Suarez' backhand being stronger.
03-31-2009, 08:40 PM
Agree with bluetrain; Suarez-Navarro has such a superb, beautiful backhand, perhaps not quite as good as Henin's yet, but I think she' still young and can only improve. She had such a great run at this year's Aussie Open. Let's hope we see more of her the rest of the year.
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