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Jake Speed
04-10-2011, 03:26 PM
OK,

What female Pro do you think was instrimental in introducing the "two handed backhand?"

NO! You may not use Google or any other search engine. Any idiot can do that. I want you to think!

See what you know.

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Marius_Hancu
04-10-2011, 03:35 PM
OH, I got bored watching Evert doing that
Damn accurate though

SuperDuy
04-10-2011, 04:00 PM
monica seles

Jake Speed
04-10-2011, 04:06 PM
monica seles

Nope!

But thank you for the try.

Please, you may try again.

JS #1

Manus Domini
04-10-2011, 06:07 PM
I know it was someone in the 20s/30s, forget name

Jake Speed
04-10-2011, 06:40 PM
I know it was someone in the 20s/30s, forget name

No,

This gal was some years after.

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jerriy
04-11-2011, 02:07 AM
Evert of course. Duh!

She may not have been the very first two-hander but she is the one prominent (top) player who started it and then it was Monica Seles who finally made it mainstream.

Lionheart392
04-11-2011, 02:23 AM
Clearly Chris Evert, she was the one who really popularised the trend.

Jake Speed
04-11-2011, 02:29 AM
Clearly Chris Evert, she was the one who really popularised the trend.

Sorry folks,

Wrong!

Please try again.

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li0scc0
04-11-2011, 05:45 AM
Viv MacGrath? He was the male originator of the 2hbh I think. No idea for the ladies.

Jake Speed
04-14-2011, 08:29 AM
Here's a hint, but a give away.

TA

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jerriy
04-14-2011, 08:47 AM
^ Tracy Austin

Jake Speed
04-14-2011, 02:22 PM
^ Tracy Austin

You win a cookie.

JS #1

Back and better than ever!

JeMar
04-14-2011, 03:38 PM
You win a cookie.

JS #1

Back and better than ever!

Um, why Austin over Evert? Austin came in almost 10 years after Evert, didn't she?

THESEXPISTOL
04-14-2011, 03:45 PM
Kuznetsova has a good one.

boredone3456
04-14-2011, 05:58 PM
Um, why Austin over Evert? Austin came in almost 10 years after Evert, didn't she?

Exactly Evert was using the 2 Handed Back Handed before Austin even hit the Tennis Court, she used it, she modernized it. Austin came after and in some ways tried to copy the Evert style...Evert was the instrumental one.

Manus Domini
04-14-2011, 06:05 PM
it's an opinion anyway, so there is no right answer the way the question was phrased...

soyizgood
04-14-2011, 06:24 PM
I'd argue Evert popularized that shot even more than Connors or Borg. Evert made the USO SF at 14. It was her technique that instructors pushed on beginners more so than Connors.

Austin did well with it considering her career basically ended at 18. Jaeger could have been the next "big thing" at that time but didn't for whatever reasons (immaturity, tanking, etc.).

Pre-1993 Seles took it to another level with insane angles and pace. I think most of the WTA players with 2HBH look at Seles' backhand as the standard, with Serena's to a lesser extent.

Jake Speed
04-15-2011, 05:53 AM
Um, why Austin over Evert? Austin came in almost 10 years after Evert, didn't she?

Tracy Austin started playing in the early 60's.

Evert was probably 9 or 10 years old then.

No relation to Steve Austin.

JS #1

Back and better than ever!

BHud
04-15-2011, 06:13 AM
Tracy Austin started playing in the early 60's.

Evert was probably 9 or 10 years old then.

Are you out of your mind? Tracy came along well after Chris!

dominikk1985
04-15-2011, 06:18 AM
Tracy Austin started playing in the early 60's.

Evert was probably 9 or 10 years old then.

No relation to Steve Austin.

JS #1

Back and better than ever!

Are you kidding?

TA was born in 1962
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracy_Austin

Power Player
04-15-2011, 07:02 AM
I cheated.

Went to google and looked up thread failure.

It brought me here.