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Justine Henin
LTA coach Dan Thorp:
Although she is now retired, Justine Henin is capable of beating any other player on the tour on any surface.

Henin's variety on the backhand wing is unrivalled - in fact John McEnroe described it as the most technically complete single-handed backhand in the men's or the women's games.

While most of her opponents tend to just use a two-handed backhand drive, Henin can use top-spin, attack with slice, defend with slice, drop shot and approach.

She is able to use this variety to neutralise her opponent's attacks and to impose her game on them.


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