SOFIA

KENIN

Last Update: March 2019

697 Points Analyzed Manually for this Study

Strengths:

* 60% more Points with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average

* Very high Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line

* Wins 54% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row

* Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)

* Backhand Drop Shot (80% of the points won)

* Backhand Pass

Weaknesses:

* 10% more Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross

Strengths:

* 50% more Points for the Same Ratio of Errors with the Retrn than her Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return

* Second Serve Return Won Points (56%)

Weaknesses:

* High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return

* First Serve Return Won Points (34%)

Strengths:

* 15% more Points with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross

* Forehand Effectiveness in the Medium Rallies (between 5 & 8 shots)

Weaknesses:

* 20% more Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average

* Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line & Inside Out

* High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross

* Wins 48% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line

* Wins 48% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row

* Forehand Effectiveness in the Long Rallies (over 8 shots)

* Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Strengths:

* First Serve Percentage (70%)

* Second Serve Won Points (52%)

* Ratio of Double Faults (10%)

Weaknesses:

* 2 Times fewer Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average

* First Serve Won Points (60%)

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (13%)

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (2%)

Strengths:

* None

Weaknesses:

* 2 Times less Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average

* Total of Points Won at the Net (3%)

* Serve & Volley (not played)

* 1-2 Punch Approach (not really played)

* Baseline Approach (3% of her total won points)

* Chip & Charge (not really played)

Sofia Kenin is a dominant Tempo player. Playing close to her baseline and taking the ball on the rise she constantly generates pace on both sides. When compared with her rivals she makes on average more points than them with the return, the forehand and the backhand and this is the trademark of the Tempo players. 

Tempo / High

Sofia Kenin is much more a Tempo player than a Puncher. When compared with her rivals she takes a bigger edge with her backhand than with her forehand. She can be struggling a bit when she has to accelerate slower balls on her forehand and her game style is not to run around the backhand to hit forehands. 

Puncher / Medium-low

Sofia Kenin cannot be regarded as an Offensive player at all. In total only 3% of her points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result is far below average. 

Offensive / Very low

Even though Sofia Kenin is more a Tempo player than a Retriever she still wins 48% of her points by the errors of her rivals. This result stands in the average of the WTA players and means that besides attacking she can also counterpunch and defend when she has to. 

Retriever / Medium

When compared with her rivals, Sofia Kenin is the most dominated with her Serve. She makes on average 2 times fewer aces/service winners than them and her ratio of first serve unreturned is below average (13%). 

Server / Medium-low

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