SIMONA HALEP

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

09/27/1991

Residence:

Constanta, Romania

Height:

5'6'' / 168 cm

Weight:

132 lbs / 60 kg

Turned Pro:

2006

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

3221

Shots' Ranking 2020

Forehand

5

Backhand

12

Volley

105

Simona Halep's Strengths

Serve

3 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 Serve Won Points & First Serve Unreturned in the Average (65%/20%)
    * First Serve Won Points & First Serve Unreturned in the Average (65%/20%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (48%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * 30% fewer Points with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (39%)
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (61%)

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Errors for the Same Ratio of Points with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * First Forehand after the Serve (lack of points)
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Forehand Drop Shot (40% of the points won)
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross
    * Wins 58% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 65% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 55% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Medium & Long Rallies (over 5 shots)

Backhand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 15% more Points & 15% fewer Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Drop Shot (33% of the points won)
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Wins 54% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 66% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * First Backhand after the Serve & the Return
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (75%)
    * Baseline Approach when played (73% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 2.5 times fewer Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (5%)
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (1% of her total points won)

Simona Halep's Game Style

Server

Medium

Simona Halep gets Serve results in the average of the WTA. It means that she will be dominated with this shot against the best Servers on tour but will get an advantage versus the weaker ones. Given how strong she is from the back of the court, possessing a Serve in the average can be regarded as a strengths.

Puncher

Medium-high

As said previously, Simona Halep's game style is between a dominant Retriever and a dominant Puncher. From the back of the court she likes to dictate the procedure with her topspin forehand and this is down the line she is most dangerous. However, what is missing to Simona Halep to be a true Puncher is an effective first forehand after her serve. She tends to be too passive on her first forehand after her serve.

Tempo Player

Medium-high

Being a complete baseline player, Simona Halep can also count on a Tempo side. Her backhand is really consistent but she is also capable to take the ball on the rise and accelerate down the line. As an outstanding Retriever, the Tempo is also used when she has to counterpunch in pace.

Offensive Player

Low

Simona Halep cannot be regarded as an Offensive player at all. Only 5% of her points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result is far below average. However, she is really effective when she moves forward winning 74% of her points.

Retriever

Medium-high

Simona Halep's game style is between a dominant Retriever and a dominant Puncher. It means that when compared with her rivals she gets a double edge with the forehand & the backhand making on average more points and fewer errors than them with these two shots. In total, 50% of her points are won by the errors of her rivals and this result is above the general average of the WTA players.

2nd Grand Slam Title at Wimbledon

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