Originally Posted by BevelDevil
Technically, Henin's forehand is at least as extraordinary as her backhand, but her diminutive size mutes the results. Her fh is the closest the women's game has come to Federer's fh in terms of stroke production.
If course, it's not all "natural", whatever that means.
but only later in her career.it was always a good shot (one of the few women with a true "forearm Whip" or windshield wiper Motion-stosur probably the other) however earlier in her career her FH often lacked Penetration and depth. early her BH was much better.
however later she did more weight Training and got really strong, that was when her FH became very forcefull too. IMO henin is the most complete Player in WTA history. not only Finesse but a lot of strength and Speed too.
if she was 5 inches taller she probably would have been the GOAT.