Originally Posted by dominikk1985
the main reason is that women hit flatter because they don't have as much RHS. thus they need to hit more through the ball because if they hit with the same spin as men their balls would be "sitting up".
there were some women who hit spinny (sanchez, sabatini, schiavone) but most of them don't hit hard. there were very few women who were strong enough to hit hard and spinny (henin, stosur, mauresmo).
men on the other hand are so strong that they have to hit spinny to keep the ball in.
Have you ever seen Sabatini play? If you tried to come to net against her, she could bounce the ball off of your chest with impunity.