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



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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