MIHAELA BUZARNESCU

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

05/04/1988

Residence:

Bucharest, Romania

Height:

5'9'' / 175 cm

Weight:

130 lbs / 59 kg

Turned Pro:

2004

Last Update:

August 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

707

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

125

Forehand

32

Backhand

58

Mihaela Buzarnescu's Strengths

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Won Points (67%)
    * 30% fewer Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve in the Average (20%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve in the Average (20%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (52%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (0%)

Return

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Points with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * 30% more Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (32%)

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Points for the same Ratio of Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside Out
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside Out & Inside In
    * Wins 46% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 54% of the Points after playing two Forehands Cross in a row
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the long Rallies (over 8 shots)
    * Wins 70% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Touch & Drop Shot (not really played)
    * First Forehand after the Serve
    * Forehand Approach when played
    * Forehand Attacks on a short ball

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% more Points with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross
    * Wins 48% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Long Rallies (over 8 shots)
    * Wins 45% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Attacks on a short ball
    * Backhand Touch & Drop Shot (not really played)
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times more Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (82%)
    * Total of Points Won at the net (16%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (8% of the total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (8% of the total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (70%)

Weaknesses:

    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * Chip and Charge (not really played)

Mihaela Buzarnescu's Game Style

Server

Medium-low

Mihaela Buzarnescu's Serve is just in the average but she is still dominated by her rivals with that shot. She makes on average 30% less aces/service winners than them.

Puncher

High

Mihaela Buzarnescu is a dominant Puncher. She makes on average more points than her rivals with the topspin forehand but also with the backhand that she plays also with spin. As many Puncher, this in on her first forehand or backhand after the serve that she is the most effective.

Tempo Player

Low

Playing with topspin on both sides Mihaela Buzarnescu can't be regarded as a Tempo player. The return quality is below average and she is not really comfortable taking the ball on the rise. She is much more of a Puncher than a Tempo player.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

For a WTA player, Mihaela Buzarnescu comes in more than average (Offensive). In total 16% of her points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and like this she gets an edge against her rivals.

Retriever

Medium

Even though Mihaela Buzarnescu doesn't get an edge against her rivals by making less forehand & backhand errors than them she still can Retrieve when the baseline rallies start. In total 39% of her rallies are played over 5 shots which stands in the WTA average.

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