backhand drive


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a hard straight return made on the backhand side

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He went to Wimbledon in 1920 and blew everybody off the court, because no one had ever seen a backhand drive like this in their life.
Singleton's mobility and backhand drive were often dominant, but Dunn's forehand hitting was steady, powerful and penetrating.
The first set might have gone either way until Williams pulled out a brilliant tenth game and one sublime backhand drive volley.
Games went with serve in the second until 3-2 to Li when Kirilenko overhit a forehand to set up break point and then netted a volley off a backhand drive from the Chinese number one.
Hirst's was a wonderfully controlled performance, with quick reflex returns, excellent down-the-line forehand hitting and the occasional backhand drive, made all the more impressive by the quality of his opponent.
Trailing 5-3 he came up with a mini-break by punishing Soderling for being too tentative with a backhand drive down the line.
Hague's steadiness withstood the Crosby onslaught and he won many points with his unusual backhand drive and also with long-distance lobbed returns which Crosby found difficult to counter.
Once Agassi broke in the eighth game of the second set, however, with a brilliantly-blocked return and a hard cross-court backhand drive, the match turned in his direction.
His defence was more compact, he used his backhand drive and rolled forehand more often, and perhaps Moss tried a little too hard to finish him off.
It was then that Dokic seized the moment, forcing two match points at 15-40 with the help of a backhand drive that reared up unplayably off the netcord.
The adrenalin rush was just what she required and she unleashed a tremendous backhand drive straight down the line to break Dalton's service game once again and held out to successfully defend her senior ladies' title with a 7-6 6-3 result.
After Philippoussis had wafted his last backhand drive wide, the 1992 champion clenched his fist in triumph, bowed low and blew kisses to the crowd.
The final set began with five breaks in a row and as it turned out, the backhand drive Hingis hit long under pressure at 30-40 down on her own in the fifth game was the point of no return.
Using the full width of No 1 Court against one of the most dogged retrievers in women's tennis, Seles sent Sanchez-Vicario to one corner and then unleashed a full-blooded backhand drive to the opposite angle to secure her place in the last eight.
Becker saved the first with an ace, and repelled the second when Maclagan dragged a backhand drive wide.