Serena Williams uses her Semi-Western grip to hit one of the most powerful forehands ever seen in women&#39;s tennis.Venus Williams hits less topspin on her forehand than most players who use her 3/4 Western grip, halfway between Semi-Western and Western. A bit more topspin would probably make Venus&#39;s forehand more reliable, but she would lose some of her pace.Maria Sharapova hits almost every forehand as hard as she can, using her Semi-Western grip to get just enough topspin to make her shots stay in.Samantha Stosur uses a roughly 7/8 Western grip, one of the most Western grips of any top female player, and not coincidentally, Stosur&#39;s forehand has one of the heaviest topspin kicks on the WTA Tour.Justine Henin usually surprises people when she says she considers her forehand her bigger weapon, because she&#39;s best known for her one-handed backhand. Justine uses a Semi-Western forehand grip to hit deep and amazingly hard for her size.Jelena Jankovic uses her 3/4 Western forehand grip, halfway between Semi-Western and Western, to generate enough topspin to keep her deep shots from flying long and her angle shots from flying wide; she wins with consistency, depth, and placement rather than power.Elena Dementieva is widely considered to have groundstrokes as good as anyone&#39;s. Dementieva&#39;s uses her Semi-Western forehand grip to get an excellent mix of topspin and power; her power is just below the most powerful hitters, but she&#39;s more consistent, and she gets great depth.Caroline Wozniacki hits with more topspin than most players who use her Semi-Western forehand grip. Wozniacki&#39;s game is built around consistency and depth, rather than power.Kim Clisters uses a roughly 2/3 Western grip, slightly closer to Semi-Western than to Western. The Clisters forehand has one of the largest loop backswings on the WTA Tour.Li Na uses her Semi-Western forehand grip to get solid topspin and pace for a game built around consistency and depth.Svetlana Kuznetsova uses a Semi-Western forehand grip to hit with slightly less power than the most powerful women, but with more topspin. Kuznetsova&#39;s swing style looks to many observers a little more like that typical of a Western grip than the Semi-Western she uses.Victoria Azarenka is one of the hardest hitters on the WTA Tour, using her 3/4 Western grip, halfway between Semi-Western and Western, to generate more impact than topspin, but quite a lot of both.Dinara Safina uses a 3/4 Western grip to hit forehands quite hard, with less topspin than most players using the same grip.Maria Kirilenko uses a Semi-Western forehand grip to get an even mixture of topspin and power. Kirilenko isn&#39;t one of the harder hitters on the WTA Tour, but she succeeds with consistency and quickness.