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Born January 21, 1994 (age 24) Birthplace Melbourne, Australia Height 5ft 11in Turned pro 2008 Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand
) Prize money PS1,200,000 Career record 171-162 Career titles 0 WTA, 3 ITF Highest ranking No.27 (July 8, 2013) Current ranking No.333 (June 11, 2018) Grand Slam Singles results Australian Open ..3R (2013) French Open .
Until now, Kerber's defensive two-handed backhand
, which she digs out from an almost sitting position, had been her most important shot.
However, the Romanian became frustrated as she struggled with accuracy and the lefty sent a two-handed backhand
long to hand Wozniacki a trip to the second round.
Muguruza was ruthless against Rybarikova with her favourite shot, the two-handed backhand
, bringing up a break point in the second game.
Studies on backhand stroke mechanics have compared elbow muscle activities in one- and two-handed backhand
strokes (Giangarra, et al., 1993) and quantified joint angular movement differences between the two stroke styles (Akutagawa and Kojima, 2005; Genevois, et al., 2015; Kawasaki, et al., 2005; Reid, 2002).
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand
) and turned pro in 2010
When Murray's aggressive two-handed backhand
went just wide, he turned and blew a kiss to his coach Boris Becker - who has won this event three times.
Nadal continued to wilt as the fourth set began and shortly after Brown sent a brilliant two-handed backhand
down the line, he was broken again.
But the quality of tennis from the world No.1, especially his brilliant two-handed backhand
, was just too good.
Herlihy's aggressive shot-making, especially his signature lethal two-handed backhand
down the line, is a striking counterbalance to Ames' smoothly consistent game; the players' styles couldn't be more contrasting.
Chang, known for his tenacious baseline defence and two-handed backhand
shots, became the youngest-ever man to win a Grand Slam when he triumphed at the 1989 French Open at the age of 17.