This is the player I have tried, but can barely get games on her:
- Lower 5.0 - very fast, probably the fastest in the league.
- Self taught ugly strokes, flat forehand but uses a forehand western grip.
- Likes hitting forehand to backhand, that's her big shot, her thing is going from her forehand to backhand, if you give her short balls, she will keep attacking until you make an error. She can rally forever.
- Does not like going forehand to forehand, that shot is weak.
- Not a strong two handed backhand, but keeps it deep all the time.
- No spin, no dropshots, no slices, no creativity, nothing.
- Does not like to come to the net, if she does is because she got a short ball and she hits her ugly forehand western grip "volley".
- No power serve, most of her serves to my backhand.
I am the big topspin player who is getting too old to rally with her. I use semi-western forehand but can adjust grips. I can hit good dropshots and slices, but don't use it much in game. I am fast, but not as fast as her. I like to finish points early and hit approach shots to the corners and come to the net, but she seems to get it all back, very hard to hit winners on her. She barely makes any errors. When I play her I beat myself up.
I realize I need to work the point, and play smart, and get fitter. I don't have the power serves but I can hit some powerful winners.
What I think would help me is a killer backhand down the line and a killer forehand to forehand winner. Because she does not like going forehand to forehand. Or a short slice to her forehand since she uses a western grip and loves the high balls on her forehand.
My goal is to just get more games on her, at least for now. Any advice against this kind of player?
Note: The other day I found out this other player who is a leftie and hits with low pace took more games than I ever did on her. This makes me wonder if a good backhand and low pace would help against her game. She definitely likes my ball.