Use Topspin and Slice to Move the Ball Out of Strike Zone

Caroline Wozniacki's forehand strike zone

 

Djokovic's backhand strike zone - almost shoulder height

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                      
                                                                                                                       

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Use backhand slice to skid the ball - low and away from your opponent's strike zone

 
 
 
 
 
 

Sam Stosur used backhand slice low to Serena William's backhand in US Open final

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                              
 
                                   
 

Serena pondering Stosur's clever tactics during US Open final

 
 
 
 
 
 

Stosur's heavy topspin serve kicked high to Serena's backhand

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Serena Williams and the US Open champion Samantha Stosur chat during the presentation ceremony

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Use slice and topsin variations to prevent a powerful hitter from connecting in their preferred strike zone – which ideally is between shoulder and waist height for the receiver  

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