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%).