ALIONA BOLSOVA

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

11/06/1997

Residence:

N/A

Height:

5'8'' / 172 cm

Weight:

N/A

Turned Pro:

N/A

Last Update:

September 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

840

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

110

Forehand

42

Backhand

70

Volley

100

Aliona Bolsova's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Percentage (66%)
    * 10% fewer Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Double Faults (8%)
    * First Serve Won Points (60%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (16%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (43%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)

Return

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Return
    * 2.5 times fewer Winners / Forcing Errors for the same Ratio of Unofrced Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Return Won Points (39%)
    * Very low Ratio of Winners / Forcing Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * Second Serve Won Points (53%)

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% more Winners / Forcing Errors for the same Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals
    * Low Ratio of Winners / Forcing Errors with the Forehand Cross
    * High Ratio of Winners / Forcing Errors with the Forehand Down the Line, Inside Out & Inside In
    * High Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Down the Line, Inside Out & Inside In
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Cross
    * Wins 45% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 62% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * First Forehand after the Serve (too many errors)
    * Wins 56% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 54% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Inside Out in a row
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Long Rallies (over 8 shots)
    * Forehand Pass
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball
    * Forehand Drop Shot (73% of the points won)

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Winners / Forcing Errors & Unforced Errors with the Backhand as her Rivals on Average
    * Same Ratio of Winners / Forcing Errors & Unforced Errors with the Backhand as her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Winners / Forcing Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Winners / Forcing Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * High Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 55% of the Rallies after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Wins 46% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Return Games
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Service Games (too many errors)
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball

Volley

1 Star

Strengths:

    * None

Weaknesses:

    * 3 times fewer Winners / Forcing Errors with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (48%)
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (3%)
    * Serve & Volley & Chip & Charge (not really played)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (1% of her total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (2% of her total points won)

Aliona Bolsova's Game Style

Server

Low

Aliona Bolsova cannot be regarded as a Server because her ratio of aces/service winners and her first serve won points is below the WTA average (16% / 60%). However, thanks to a defensive return position, she doesn't get that many aces/service winners from her opponents and she almost ties in the serve comparision.

Puncher

High

From the back of the court, Aliona game style is between a Retriever and a Puncher. From the Puncher side she has the forehand attacks and as a result she makes on average 10% more winners / forcing errors with that shot than her rivals. However, she is the kind of player who needs to settle down in the rallies before being really effective with her forehand so we can conclude that her Retrieving side is stronger than her Punching one.

Tempo Player

Low

Aliona Bolsova cannot be regarded as a Tempo player. As a clay court specialist she is much more a topspin forehand Puncher than a player who plays with Tempo close to her baseline and takes the ball on the rise. Usually, Tempo players are aggressive returners and this is not the case with her.

Offensive Player

Very low

Aliona Bolsova is not an Offensive player at all. Only 3% of her points are won at the net and this number is far below the general average of the WTA players. She doesn't come in a lot and when she does so she doesn't manage to get a high ratio of points won (48%).

Retriever

Very high

From the back of the court, Aliona Bolsova is a dominant Retriever. In total, 51% of her points are won by the errors of her opponents and this number is above average. She likes to extend the baseline rallies and this is in the rallies over 8 shots that she is the most effective winning 53% of the points. Besides being consistent, she posses a good hand that allows her to be very effective on short balls.

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