I am always curious why Akane Yamaguchi REALLY favors round the head forehand as opposed to normal backhand shots. I know forehand is weaker than backhand in general, but the way she plays is like she is allergic to backhand. Since she is obviously a very good player (watching her playing in Dubai open final on my pc as I am typing this post), I am wondering if this is actually a strategic choice? I thought with her shorter stature, she potentially has to take more steps than other taller players. Therefore, by preferring round the head shots to backhand shots will tire her even more, since she will have to take even more steps to get into the position to do the round the head shots, and to get back to the center afterwards. Conclusion: round the head shots is not good for players with short legs. Or is it?