SORANA CIRSTEA

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

04/07/1990

Residence:

Targoviste, Romania

Height:

5'9'' / 176 cm

Weight:

130 lbs / 59 kg

Turned Pro:

2006

Last Update:

August 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1578

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

109

Forehand

75

Backhand

39

Volley

114

Sorana Cirstea's Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% more Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage (54%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (28%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (49%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (10%)

Return

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * None
    * 10% fewer Points & 30% more Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (33%)

Forehand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 25% fewer Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * 30% fewer Points with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forheand Inside Out & Inside In
    * Wins 44% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 43% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Service Games
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)
    * Forehand Pass

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 25% fewer Errors for the Same ratio of Points with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Wins 44% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Medium Rallies (between 5 & 8 shots)
    * Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (61%)
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (55%)

Sorana Cirstea'S Game Style

Server

Medium

Sorana Cirstea possesses a good Serve and when compared with her rivals she makes on average 10% more aces/service winners than them. She opts for a risky first serve with a low first serve percentage (54%) but a high ratio of first serve unreturned (28%).

Puncher

Medium-low

Sorana Cirstea is more a Tempo player than a Puncher mainly because of her ratio of forehand points. Unlike most of the Punchers, when compared with her rivals she makes on average 30% fewer points with her forehand. He does not mean that she Retrieves on that side because she likes to take the ball on the rise like a Tempo player but it means that this shot is less effective than average when it comes to attack.

Tempo Player

Medium-high

Sorana Cirstea's game style is between a dominant Tempo player and a dominant Retriever. From the Tempo side she has the backhand & return. Even though she makes on average the same ratio of points with these two shots than her rivals, her court position close to the baseline and her flat hitting is like a Tempo player.

Offensive Player

Medium

It's part of Sorana Cistea's game plan to follow her forehand or backhand to the net when she has a chance but her results are below average winning only 61% of the points when moving forward.

Retriever

Medium-high

Sorana Cirstea's game style is between a dominant Tempo player and a dominant Retriever. From the Retriever side she has the consistency. When compared with her rivals she makes on average 25% fewer errors with the backhand and the forehand. Basically, Sorana Cirstea hits like a Tempo player but gets an edge against her rivals like a Retriever.

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