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Old 07-08-2014, 12:56 PM   #46
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While I straight armed forehand or backhand does apply longer leverage to hit the ball harder, and also employs an easy laid back wrist, I find it less useful because of the need to compensate for action of the incoming ball, with perfect spacing needed to hit straight armed.
Proven by tons of pics of WTA players hitting extreme bend elbows. WTA players need to hit more groundies than their fellow ATP guys.
Of the ATP guys, only a handful in the top 200 hit with straight elbows.
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