from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative form of groundstroke.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
She forges her way to break point courtesy of a deft drop volley and then takes the game when Williams thumps a ground-stroke to the net.
The additional width (eleven inches compared to ten) allows the ball to travel farther along the string bed, but only if a player swings at a steep angle consistent with a topspin lob, not a ground-stroke drive.
E. Brookes stated he considered Garland one of the greatest ground-stroke players in the world.
To-day we are still in the period of service and net attack, with the cycle closing toward the ground-stroke game.
Forehands account for 75 percent of ground-stroke winners, and are the ultimate weapon in forcing opponents to hit errors - which is no small matter because errors account for about 70 percent of all points in tennis.
"She's got a ground-stroke game, she can volley, she's got a mid-court game - she's just solid and she's fast as a water bug, so she's all over the place."
For a while it seemed that this was destined to end like their Australian Open fourth round, with the British No 1 unable to take his chances and suppress the ground-stroke power of the Madrid slugger.