PETRA

KVITOVA

 

Last Update: January 2019

2922 Points Analyzed Manually for this Study

Strengths:

* More than 2 Times more Points with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line

* Wins 61% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line

* Wins 55% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row

* First Forehand Attack after the Serve

* Forehand Effectiveness on the Return Games

* Forehand Attack on a Short Ball

Weaknesses:

* 50% more Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line

* Forehand Drop Shot (37% of the points won)

Strengths:

* 30% more Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average

* First Serve Won Points (70%)

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (29%)

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (6%)

Weaknesses:

* Ratio of Double Faults (14%)

Strengths:

* 3 Times more Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average

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

* Total of Points Won at the Net (17%)

* 1-2 Punch Approach (72% of the points won)

* Baseline Approach (72% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

* None

Strengths:

* 70% more Points with the Return than her Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return

* First Serve Return Won Points (40%)

* Second Serve Return Won Points (56%)

Weaknesses:

* 40% more Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return

Strengths:

* 20% more Points with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average

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

* First Backhand Attack after the Serve

* Backhand Drop Shot (63% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

* 30% more Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average

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

* Backhand Effectiveness on the Return Games

Compare her Stats with the ones of the Other Czech Players here

When compared with her rivals, Petra Kvitova gets her biggest edge with the forehand. She makes on average the double of points with that shot than her opponents and this is especially on her first forehand after her serve that she is the most effective. In her case, we could say that she is a flat Puncher.

Puncher / High

Even though Petra Kvitova gets better results with her forehand than her backhand, she is not only a Puncher but also a Tempo player. Her court position is close to the baseline, she takes risks with the return and the backhand and plays flat like most of the Tempo players.

Tempo / High

Taking risks with every possible shots, Petra Kvitova is nothing but a Retriever. Only 35% of her points are won by the errors of her rivals and this results is far below average.

Retriever / Low

Petra Kvitova has one of the most effective Serve on the WTA tour. She makes 30% more aces/service winners than her rivals and when her first Serve is in 29% of the time it is unreturned (above average). Her best serve direction is the lefty wide slice that she plays on ad court.

Server / High

When she has a chance, Petra Kvitova often follows her forehand or backhand to the net. In total 17% of her points are won coming in and this result is above the general average of the WTA players. 

Offensive / Medium-high

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