How to stop children using wta forehand

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Is this the best ATP forehand in women's tennis?


Yes. That is why she is ranked #196 in WTA. :oops:
Halep just broke down Iga's FH in their AO match.
No "ATP" FH's left in AO draw on women's side.
Doesn't seem to be working all that great for women.
 
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travlerajm

G.O.A.T.
Halep’s elbow is further from her torso than Federer’s.
It’s not the elbow, it’s the forearm! Rotated back WTA is guaranteed.

Very clean technique. Notice that wrist stays in same angle all the way from top of takeback through contact (just as Djokovic does). This is what makes her forehand more consistent than anyone else. Whether it’s WTA/ATP style takeback matters a lot less.
 

HitMoreBHs

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Keeping the elbow down/in and generating strong trunk rotation using the hips (WTA) as the predominant driver (as opposed to shoulders for ATP) is a well established and reliable technique for producing arm speed. It’s the foundation for the swings of baseball and golf. There’s no issue using a WTA forehand if that suits the players’ anatomy.
 

Dragy

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Yes. That is why she is ranked #196 in WTA. :oops:
Halep just broke down Iga's FH in their AO match.
No "ATP" FH's left in AO draw on women's side.
Doesn't seem to be working all that great for women.
Not that this is any kind of promising discussion... But right now Elise Mertens plays Karolina Muchova, both using ATP-style techniques. Ash Barty FH is much closer to one of Del Potro than to any of typical WTA swings. J. Brady uses textbook ATP swing. So at least 3 to the QF, and Osaka with hybrid, rather compact swing as well.
You can have some fun investigating the case deeper (y)
 
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