Kim Clijsters Photos: Picture Gallery of Strokes
By Jeff Cooper
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Kim Clijsters Photo #4: One-Handed Slice Backhand
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Along with her incredible foot speed and powerful groundstrokes, Kim Clijsters has good versatility. She can use a one-handed slice backhand both as an offensive drive or drop shot and, as we'll see later, to reach balls on defense that she could never hit with two hands. For most players, the grip between Continental and Eastern forehand Kim is using for this slice tends to produce a ton of spin and not much pace, which would be best suited for a drop shot.
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