forehand drive

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Noun1.forehand drive - (sports) hard straight return made on the forehand side (as in tennis or badminton or squash)
squash rackets, squash racquets, squash - a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets
badminton - a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
lawn tennis, tennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
drive - (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
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Gavrilova broke in the second, but Sharapova, who is ranked 29th in the world, replied by breaking twice and sealing her victory with a precise forehand drive.
Forehand drive, backhand topspin, fast serve, loops, pushes and underspins were all skills being learnt at free come-and-try family table tennis sessions organised through Dumfries and Galloway Council's Active Schools and Community Sport team.
She published her autobiography Forehand Drive in 1957, but passed away at the age of 34 from cancer.
However, Temple-Murray (world ranked 90) found her rhythm again and sealed the title with a tight low forehand drive 11-8 in the fourth for a 3-1 win.
A forehand drive taken enterprisingly from the backhand tramline averted the first crisis and a heavy serve the other.
A whipped crosscourt forehand which wrong-footed Federer at the net gave Tsonga break point but he went for broke on his service return with a forehand drive down the line and missed by inches.
But as his signature forehand drive unravelled yesterday, he could not even win the Eurovision Tsonga contest.
Federer earnedtwo break points in this game, the second of which he converted with a powerful forehand drive to lead 3-1.
Reisman continued: "His forehand drive was a stroke of beauty with deadly effectiveness, a circular motion requiring such intricate timing that he had lost it by the time he was 25.
Williams fashioned her crucial break in the ninth game of the first set with a slamming forehand drive down the line, a dramatic enough winner that it sent the overwhelming favourite down on one knee with a roar of triumph.
Forced into a half-court retrieve which gave Li a good chance of putting the ball away, Peer was relieved to see the Chinese player launch a forehand drive into the net.
Nadal won the First point with a forehand drive that thudded on to Federer's baseline.