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One-Handed Backhands

The one-handed backhand isn't as common, but some of the greats have employed it.

Published July 19, 2009 01:20

Carla Su�rez Navarro is young and on the rise, and could be the next big one-hander in the Top 10.
Carla Su�rez Navarro is young and on the rise, and could be the next big one-hander in the Top 10.
Nathalie Tauziat's flat, aggressive backhand took her to the Wimbledon final and No.3 in the world.
Nathalie Tauziat's flat, aggressive backhand took her to the Wimbledon final and No.3 in the world.
Conchita Mart�nez was one of the most successful one-handers ever, reaching No.2 in the world.
Conchita Mart�nez was one of the most successful one-handers ever, reaching No.2 in the world.
Silvia Farina Elia's elegant one-hander took her as high as No.11 in the world, an Italian record.
Silvia Farina Elia's elegant one-hander took her as high as No.11 in the world, an Italian record.
Anna Smashnova won her first 12 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour finals and was Israel's first Top 15 player.
Anna Smashnova won her first 12 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour finals and was Israel's first Top 15 player.
Eleni Daniilidou, Greece's most successful player ever, made it to the Top 15 with her one-hander.
Eleni Daniilidou, Greece's most successful player ever, made it to the Top 15 with her one-hander.
Alicia Molik's big one-hander helped her reach the 2005 Australian Open quarterfinals and the Top 10.
Alicia Molik's big one-hander helped her reach the 2005 Australian Open quarterfinals and the Top 10.
Francesca Schiavone has been as high as No.11 in the world, a three-way Italian ranking record.
Francesca Schiavone has been as high as No.11 in the world, a three-way Italian ranking record.
Am�lie Mauresmo is the only current Top 20 player with the one-hander, and she's also a former No.1.
Am�lie Mauresmo is the only current Top 20 player with the one-hander, and she's also a former No.1.
Justine Henin is perhaps the most unforgettable one-hander, winning seven majors in her career.
Justine Henin is perhaps the most unforgettable one-hander, winning seven majors in her career.
  • Carla Su�rez Navarro is young and on the rise, and could be the next big one-hander in the Top 10.
  • Nathalie Tauziat's flat, aggressive backhand took her to the Wimbledon final and No.3 in the world.
  • Conchita Mart�nez was one of the most successful one-handers ever, reaching No.2 in the world.
  • Silvia Farina Elia's elegant one-hander took her as high as No.11 in the world, an Italian record.
  • Anna Smashnova won her first 12 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour finals and was Israel's first Top 15 player.
  • Eleni Daniilidou, Greece's most successful player ever, made it to the Top 15 with her one-hander.
  • Alicia Molik's big one-hander helped her reach the 2005 Australian Open quarterfinals and the Top 10.
  • Francesca Schiavone has been as high as No.11 in the world, a three-way Italian ranking record.
  • Am�lie Mauresmo is the only current Top 20 player with the one-hander, and she's also a former No.1.
  • Justine Henin is perhaps the most unforgettable one-hander, winning seven majors in her career.
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