KAIA KANEPI

Complete Game Analysis

Last Update : May 2019

1176 Points Analyzed Manually for this study

Strengths:

* Same Ratio of Points & Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average

* Ratio of Points/Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line in the Average

* Wins 52% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line

* Win 60% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row

Weaknesses:

* Same Ratio of Points & Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average

* Ratio of Points/Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line in the Average

* Backhand Touch on a short ball

Strengths:

* 25% more Points with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line & Inside In

* Wins 53% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line

* Wins 56% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In

* First Forehand after the Return

* Forehand Attack on a short ball

Weaknesses:

* 25% more Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Down the Line

 

* Wins 40% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row

* Forehand Effectiveness on the Service Games

* Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

* Forehand Touch on a short ball

Strengths:

* 10% more Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average

* First Serve Won Points (67%)

* First Serve Unreturned in the Average (22%)

Weaknesses:

* First Serve Percentage (56%)

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (0%)

* First Serve Unreturned in the Average (22%)

Strengths:

* Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average

* Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return in the Average

* Second Serve Return Won Points (59%)

Weaknesses:

* Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average

* Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return in the Average

Strengths:

* Same Ratio of Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average

* Percentage of Points Won at the Net (73%)

* 1-2 Punch Approach when played (81% of the points won)

* Baseline Approach when played (72% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

* Same Ratio of Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average

* Serve & Volley (not really played)

* Chip & Charge (not really played)

* Volley Points/Errors Ratio (54%)

Compare her Stats with the ones of the Other Northern European Players here

Kaia Kanepi can be regarded as a dominant Tempo player. Even though she makes on average the same ratio of points with her backhand and her return than her rivals, her court position close to the baseline and her flat hitting is like a Tempo player. 

Tempo / Medium-high

Kaia Kanepi does not only play with Tempo or Punch, she can also Retrieve. In total, 47% of her points are won by the errors of her rivals and this result stands in the average of the WTA players. It means that she plays with pace or Punch from the back of the court until she or her opponent make a point or an error. 

Retriever / Medium

When Kaia Kanepi has a chance from the back of the court, she follows her forehand & backhand to the net. Her percentage of points won at the net is high (73%) but only 10% of her total points won at is at the net (in the average). 

Offensive / Medium

Because of her court position and her rather flat hitting, Kaia Kanepi is slightly more a Tempo player than a Puncher. However, when compared with her rivals, she makes on average 25% more points & errors with the forehand than them. It means that her Punching side is also well developed. 

Puncher / Medium-high

Kaia Kanepi possesses a decent Serve and when compared with her rivals she makes on average 10% more aces/service winners than them. She opts for a risky first serve with a low first serve percentage (56%) but a high ratio first serve won points (67%). 

Server / Medium

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