POLONA HERCOG

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

01/20/1991

Residence:

Doha, Qatar

Height:

6'0'' / 185 cm

Weight:

154 lbs / 70 kg

Turned Pro:

2006

Last Update:

August 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

908

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

120

Forehand

117

Backhand

115

Volley

37

Polona Hercog's Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average
    * None
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (24%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (48%)

Return

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Very low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * 2 times fewer Points for the Same Ratio of Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * Very low Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (49%)

Forehand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside Out & Inside In
    * 15% more Errors for the Same Ratio of Points with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * Wins 57% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 56% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross, Inside Out & Inside In
    * Wins 40% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 35% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Long Rallies (over 8 shots)
    * Forehand Drop Shot (36% of the points won)

Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 25% fewer Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * 2.5 times fewer Points with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * Very low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Very low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Wins 44% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Pass
    * Wins 35% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Wins 45% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Service Game (lack of points)

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times more Points Won with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (71%)
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (13%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach when played (85% of the points won)
    * Baseline Approach (7% of her total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (70%)

Weaknesses:

    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Polona Hercog's Game Style

Server

Medium-high

Being passive from the back of the court Polona Hercog can count on an effective Serve. She makes on average 40% more aces/service winners than her opponents and the Serve is the shot she takes her biggest edge against them. When her first serve is in, 24% of the time it is unreturned (above average).

Puncher

Medium-low

The way Polona Hercog Retrieves is with Punch and it means that her forehand is played with topspin. However, she cannot represent the Punchers because her ratio of points with the forehand is below average. She Retrieves more than she attacks on that side.

Tempo Player

Low

Using the backhand slice a lot and having a topspin forehand, Polona Hercog cannot be regarded as a Tempo player. Unlike the Tempo players, her game is not to play powerful shots close to her baseline.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

As a clever player Polona Hercog likes to mix things up and also developed an Offensive side to her game. In total, 13% of her points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result is above average. This is with the baseline approach that she is the most effective winning 7% of her total points this way.

Retriever

Medium-high

Polona Hercog can be regarded as a dominant Retriever. In total, 52% of her points are won by the errors of her rivals and this result is above the general average of the WTA players. She would have the weapon to be more aggressive but her mind-set is rather defensive when she hits her forehand or backhand.

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