VICTORIA AZARENKA

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

07/31/1989

Residence:

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Height:

6'0'' / 183 cm

Weight:

154 lbs / 70 kg

Turned Pro:

2003

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Last Update:

July 2019

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Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

2079

Shots' Ranking 2020

Serve

115

Return

17

Forehand

6

Backhand

1

Volley

24

Victoria Azarenka's Strengths

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Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Percentage (69%)
    * 40% fewer Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (17%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (19%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (0%)
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Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * 10% fewer Points with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (58%)
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Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% more Points & 30% fewer Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside In
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross & Inside Out
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Short & Medium Rallies (between 3 & 8 shots)
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Backhand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Points & 30% less Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * None
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Backhand Attack on a Short Ball
    * Backhand Drop Shot (71% of the points won when played)
    * Backhand Pass
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Volley

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 40% more Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of the Points Won at the Net (73%)
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (13%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach when played (76% of the points won)
    * Baseline Approach (8% of the total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (71%)

Weaknesses:

    * Serve & Volley (not really played)

Victoria Azarenka's Game Style

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Server

Low

The only profile that doesn't represent Victoria Azarenka's game style is the Server. Opting for a percentage first serve, her ratio of aces/service winners is below the average of the WTA player and she is often dominated with that shot by her opponents.

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Puncher

High

Usually, the Punchers are players with a better forehand than forehand but this is not Victoria Azarenka's case. However, her forehand is so effective that she can be also regarded as a Puncher too.

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Tempo Player

Very high

Playing close to the baseline and generating pace on both side, Victoria Azarenka is a good example of a Tempo player. She can hurt her rivals with the backhand & forehand by making more points & less errors than them on average. Her return is also one of the best in the business.

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Offensive Player

Medium-high

Winning 13% of the points at the net (with or without a volley to play), Victoria Azarenka is also a good Offensive Player. When she comes in, she wins 73% of the points which is above the average of the WTA players.

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Retriever

Medium-high

Victoria Azarenka is not only able to generate pace with the forehand & backhand, she can also absorb it with ease. Like that, she is a good Retriever too who can defend or counterpunch when she has to. In the end, she takes a big edge against her rivals by making less errors with the forehand & backhand than them.

2nd Grand Slam Title at the AO