Will there ever be a women's backhand like Henin's Again???

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  1. Jimmyk459

    Jimmyk459 Rookie

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    I was watching this highlight
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFHy6NuILVY&feature=related
    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.

    thoughts??
     
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  2. AR15

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    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'.
     
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  3. pc1

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    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.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VjWU38h5Gc
     
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  4. bluetrain4

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    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.
     
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  5. Kegzz

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    I like Suarez-Navarro's backhand. It's very nice to watch, and it has its moments.
     
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  6. naylor

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    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.
     
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  7. roundiesee

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    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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