Originally Posted by BevelDevil
If that were true we'd see the 1-handers in the WTA be taller. Instead, they are shorter.
Henin, Schiavone, Navarro, Brianti (and Raymond, in doubles now) are all around 5'5". Also note that on the men's side, Olivier Rochus (5'5") uses a 1hbh quite effectively. I think at least 4 of the 6 players listed above would be worse players if they had a 2hbh.
A 1hbh, with the right grip, is an equalizer for small players because of the rackethead speed they can generate with relatively little physical exertion.
First of all the 1hbh in today's women field is very very rare. How would you know how they would hit with a 2hbh?? And Sabatini and Mauresmo are both 5'9'' and they have pretty neat backhands, havent they?? Even on par or better than Henin's.