KIKI BERTENS

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

12/10/1991

Residence:

Wateringen, Netherlands

Height:

6'0'' / 182 cm

Weight:

163 lbs / 74 kg

Turned Pro:

2009

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

2055

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

97

Forehand

19

Backhand

49

Volley

88

Kiki Bertens' Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Aces/Service Winner than her Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage (59%)
    * First Serve Won Points (68%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (16%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (27%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (48%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Points with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * 40% more Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (38%/55%)
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (38%/55%)

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Errors for the same Ratio of Points with the Forehand than her Rivals
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside In
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside Out & Inside In
    * Forehand Touch & Drop Shot (not really played)
    * Wins 56% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 61% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 66% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Points with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * 20% more Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross
    * Wins 52% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 49% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Service Games
    * First Backhand after the Return (too many errors)
    * Backhand Drop Shot (60% of the points won)

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage & Total of Points Won at the Net in the Average (69%/10%)
    * Baseline Approach (71% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Percentage & Total of Points Won at the Net in the Average (69%/10%)
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Kiki Bertens' Game Style

Server

Medium-high

When compared with her rivals, Kiki Bertens takes her second biggest edge with the Serve making on average 40% more aces/service winners than them. Her first serve unreturned is 26% and this result is above the general average of the WTA players.

Puncher

Medium-high

Kiki Bertens is a dominant Puncher. Unlike the majority of the women on the WTA tour she Punches on both sides. It means that she plays her backhand with more spin than the rest of the players. However, when compared with her rivals she takes an edge with the forehand by making 40% less errors than them. Usually Punchers get an edge by making more points.

Tempo Player

Low

As said previously, Kiki Bertens plays the Backhand in a Punching way and not especially in Tempo close to her baseline. However, she can take the ball on the rise when she has to but we can't say that this is her signature shot.

Offensive Player

Medium

Kiki Bertens gets results at the net according to the general average of the WTA players. She knows when to come in to get an edge but cannot be regarded as an Offensive player.

Retriever

Medium

Kiki Bergtens cannot be regarded as a Retriever but as we saw earlier she takes her biggest edge against her rivals by making on average 40% less errors with her forehand than them. When the rallies extends (over 5 shots) she is also very effective winning on average 54% of the points.

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