what kind of shot is this?

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  1. gustavo33

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  2. ps 6.0

    ps 6.0 Rookie

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    that would be a extreme/full western.
     
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  3. Cigo

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    Yes the optimal striking zone is ear level.
     
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  4. gustavo33

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    she┬┤s a magician.. no eye contact with the ball?
     
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  5. Ariel

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    Even that, Paola Suarez is part of the #1 women team, won several GS titles.
     
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  6. aceindahole2K5

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    that actually looks horribly painful
     
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  7. perfmode

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    That position is similar to when you are curling a dumbell. Your hand is pretty much in a fist facing you.
     
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  8. deflori

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    but plays paola suarez normaly a western grip???
     
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  9. perfmode

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    I'm sure she just used that grip for that high shot. It looks like the shot was a high topspin shot coming up near her head. She used that grip to get the best result.

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    That's the grip I use for my Slice Serves, lol.
     
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  10. Nyl

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    damn, that's more than an extreme western
     
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  11. JohnThomas1

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    I'd say it is one step further than an full western. If a heap of pro's were snapped in the same position they would all be looking slightly ahead of the ball. The example given is extreme tho, i would say she has turned her head slightly with the shot.
     
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  12. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Is that like a Berasategui grip? That is insane, and yes, does look painful.
     
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  13. Phil

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    And I believe we have our winner here...
     
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  14. JohnThomas1

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    Could have been a high kicking second serve too.
     
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  15. Golden Retriever

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    I think she meant to hit a backhand but changed her mind without changing the grip.
     
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  16. JohnThomas1

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    LOL!! Got a kick to her right so just flipped the racquet over hehehe
     
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