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ELISE
MERTENS

 

Last Update: February 2019

731 Points Analyzed for this Study

Backhand - 4 Stars

(Above Top100 Average)

Strengths:

* 40% less Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross

* Win 53% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line

* Wins 64% of the Points after playing two Backhands Cross in a row

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

* Backhand Pass

Weaknesses:

* 30% less Points with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line

* Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross

Forehand - 4 Stars

(Above Top100 Average)

Strengths:

* 30% less Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average

* High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross

* Wins 60% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line

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

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

* Forehand Attacks on a short ball

Weaknesses:

* 30% less Points with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average

* Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross, Inside Out & Inside In

* First Forehand after the Serve (lack of points)

* Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Return - 3 Stars

(In the Top100 Average)

Strengths:

* 20% less Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average

* Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return 

* Second Serve Return Won Points (60%)

Weaknesses:

* Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return

* First Serve Return Won Points (31%)

Serve - 3 Stars

(In the Top100 Average)

Strengths:

* Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average

* First Serve Won Points (68%)

* Second Serve Won Points (50%)

Weaknesses:

Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average

* Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)

Volley - 3 Stars

(In the Top100 Average)

Strengths:

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

* Most of the Categories in the Average

* Volley Points/Errors Ratio

Weaknesses:

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

* Most of the Categories in the Average

* Serve & Volley (not really played)

* Chip and Charge (not really played)

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Tempo

High

Elise Mertens is a Tempo player who stands close to the baseline and hits flat with the forehand & backhand. However, in comparison with the other Tempo players, she lacks power that she counterbalances by taking every ball on the rise. 

Retriever

High

Winning 55% of her points by the errors of the rivals (above the average of the WTA players), Elise Mertens is not only a Tempo player but also a Retriever. Her game style is between these two categories and she is capable of generating or absorbing the pace. 

Server

Medium

Elise Mertens's Serve is in the average of the WTA players. She gets an edge with that shot against the weakest players and is dominated by the big Servers.

Offensive

Medium

Elise Mertens knows when she has to follow her forehand ore backhand to the net to get an edge. Nonetheless, she can't be regraded as an Offensive player because 10% of her points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this is in the average of the WTA players and not above. 

Puncher

Medium-low

Elise Mertens gets points with the forehand but this is more by playing this shot with pace close to the baseline (Tempo) than with topspin (Punch). However, on the dead balls, she can play with a bit of spin to attack her rivals but this is not her trademark at all. 

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