ANNA BLINKOVA

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

09/10/1998

Residence:

Pavlovsky Posad, Russia

Height:

5'10'' / 179 cm

Weight:

154 lbs / 70 kg

Turned Pro:

2015

Last Update:

August 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

658

Shots' Ranking 2020

Serve

118

Return

73

Forehand

121

Backhand

3

Volley

102

Anna Blinkova's Strengths

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average
    * 2 times more Double Faults than her Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage & First Serve Won Points in the Average (61%/62%)
    * First Serve Percentage & First Serve Won Points in the Average (61%/62%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (4%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (41%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (20%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 2.5 more Points with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * 2.5 times more Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (42%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (52%)

Forehand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line
    * 60% more Errors for the Same Ratio of Points with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * First Forehand after the Serve
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside Out
    * Very high Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line
    * Wins 41% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 31% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Medium & Long Rallies (over 5 shots)
    * Forehand Touch & Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Points & 30% fewer Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * Wins 46% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Backhand Drop Shot (48% of the points won)
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Wins 59% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Backhand Attack on a short ball

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 50% more Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (12%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (76% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (63%)
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * Baseline Approach (50% of the points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (50%)

Anna Blinkova's Game Style

Server

Medium

Anna Blinkova possesses a Serve in the average of the WTA players. Even though she often takes a small edge making more aces/service winners than her rivals, she loses that edge making more double faults.

Puncher

Medium

From the back of the court Anna Blinkova is not only a Tempo player but also a Puncher. It means that she does not only attack with her backhand (or return) but also with her forehand. However, her forehand results are not as good as the backhand ones mainly because of a very high ratio of unforced errors on that side.

Tempo Player

Very high

Anna Blinkova is a dominant Tempo player. She plays close to her baseline, takes the ball on the rise and generates pace on both sides. Her backhand is by far her best shot making on average 30% more points but also 30% fewer errors than her rivals. The backhand is usually the trademark of the Tempo player.

Offensive Player

Medium

Anna Blinkova cannot be regarded as a true Offensive player but she still wins 12% of her points at the net (just above average). When she has a chance she often follows her backhand or forehand to the net and she is really effective with the 1-2 punch right after her serve (76% of the points won).

Retriever

Medium

Anna Blinkova is more a Tempo player than a Retriever because only 40% of her points are won by the errors of her rivals (below average). Nonetheless, she plays more long rallies (over 8 shots) than average (18%).

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