VARVARA GRACHEVA

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

08/02/2000

Residence:

-

Height:

-

Weight:

-

Turned Pro:

2016

Last Update:

September 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

598

Shots' Ranking 2020

Serve

Return

Forehand

Backhand

Volley

Varvara Gracheva's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners as her Rivals on Average
    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners as her Rivals on Average
    * First & Second Serve Won Points in the Average (65%/47%)
    * First Serve Percentage (53%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (17%)
    * First & Second Serve Won Points in the Average (65%/47%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% fewer Unforced Errors for the same Ratio of Winners / Forcing Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Winners / Forcing Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Return
    * Receives 11% fewer Aces/Service Winners than Average
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (58%)

Forehand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Winners / Forcing Errors and Unforced Errors as her Rivals on Average
    * Same Ratio of Winners / Forcing Errors and Unforced Errors as her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Winners / Forcing Errors with the Forehand Down the Line & Inside In
    * Low Ratio of Winners / Forcing Errors with the Forehand Cross & Inside Out
    * Wins 58% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * High Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Cross, Down the Line & Inside In
    * Wins 63% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 45% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Service Games
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Return Games

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% fewer Unforced Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * 20% fewer Winners / Forcing Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Winners / Forcing Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 60% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 45% of the Rallies after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Long Rallies (over 8 shots)
    * First Backhand after the Serve & Return (lack of winners/forcing errors)
    * Backhand Touch & Drop Shot (not really played)

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage & Total of Points Won at the Net in the Average (69%/13%)
    * 1-2 Punch when played (84% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Winners / Forcing Errors with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Percentage & Total of Points Won at the Net in the Average (69%/13%)

Varvara Gracheva's Game Style

Server

Medium-low

Varvara Gracheva cannot be regarded as a Server because her first serve percentage (53%) and her ratio of aces/service winners is below the WTA average (17%). However, she still manages to get a first & second serve won points in the average but this is mainly due to her groundstrokes quality ther her Serve.

Puncher

Medium-low

From the back of the court, Varvara Gracheva is more a Retriever or a Tempo player than a Puncher. Even though her forehand gets numbers in the average, she plays that shot in a Tempo way close to her baseline with pace and not in a Punch way with topspin.

Tempo Player

Medium

Varvara Gracheva's game style is between a Retriever and a Tempo player. From the Tempo side she has her court position close to the baseline and the capacity to take the ball on the rise when she wants to take a risk with her forehand or backhand. However, stats show that she wins more her matches thanks to her rivals errors than with her winners/forcing errors (Retriever).

Offensive Player

Medium

Varvara Gracheva knows when to come to the net to get an edge but cannot be classified as an Offensive player. She still gets number in the average in that area.

Retriever

High

Winning 60% of her points by the errors of her opponents, Varvara Gracheva is a dominant Retriever. She makes on average fewer unforced errors with the serve, the return, the forehand and thebackhand than her rivals. Because her game style is between the Retriever and the Tempo player, we can conclude that she is a Counterpuncher aborbing or using her opponents' pace at her advantage.

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