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May 20, 2012

Hit Forehands on Both Sides?

Since tennis columnist Peter Bodo recently asked why no one tries to hit with a forehand on both sides, and I watched Maria Shrapova hit some left-handed forehands on the run in winning the rain-drenched Italian Open in Rome this morning, I thought I'd dredge this one out. 

Evgenia Kulikovskaya, a Russian tennis player that got as high as 91 on the WTA tour, and 46 i doubles, did just that. 

I can imagine a doubles match where a losing opponent yells at her partner, "I told you to hit to her backhand!". <g>

Photo: Unkonwn sources, posted on Mens Tennis Forum, elsewhere. 

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Reader Comments

Luke 'duel hand' Jensen.

Good input "Bobby", but while Jensen was ambidextrous and could alternate serving from either side, after the serve he went to a conventional forehand and one-handed backhand, not two forehands.

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