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Old 06-03-2012, 08:49 AM   #24
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I think aesthetically Mauresmo's backhand was prettier than Henin's. That was maybe height related though as Mauresmo was pretty much the ideal for modern day women's tennis, while Henin (definately shorter than her listed height) had to strain herself a lot more to generate power with the shot.

Overall though Henin's was probably better. Her backhand return was much better than Mauresmo's which was a relative weakness, and Henin's was more reliable across all surfaces (her backhand on grass was better than Mauresmo's on clay for instance).
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