KAIA KANEPI

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

06/10/1985

Residence:

Tallinn, Estonia

Height:

5'11'' / 181 cm

Weight:

163 lbs / 74 kg

Turned Pro:

2000

Last Update:

August 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1176

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

44

Forehand

73

Backhand

76

Volley

78

Kaia Kanepi's Strenghs

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% more Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage (56%)
    * First Serve Won Points (67%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (0%)
    * First Serve Unreturned in the Average (22%)
    * First Serve Unreturned in the Average (22%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Return as her Rivals on Average
    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Return as her Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return in the Average
    * Ratio of Points/Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return in the Average
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (59%)

Forehand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 25% more Points with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * 25% more Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line & Inside In
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 53% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 40% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 56% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Service Games
    * First Forehand after the Return
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)
    * Forehand Attack on a short ball
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points & Errors with the Backhand as her Rivals on Average
    * Same Ratio of Points & Errors with the Backhand as her Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Points/Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line in the Average
    * Ratio of Points/Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line in the Average
    * Wins 52% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Win 60% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Points with the Volley as her Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (73%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach when played (81% of the points won)
    * Baseline Approach when played (72% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points with the Volley as her Rivals on Average
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (54%)

Kaia Kanepi's Game Style

Server

Medium

Kaia Kanepi possesses a decent 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 (56%) but a high ratio first serve won points (67%).

Puncher

Medium-high

Because of her court position and her rather flat hitting, Kaia Kanepi is slightly more a Tempo player than a Puncher. However, when compared with her rivals, she makes on average 25% more points & errors with the forehand than them. It means that her Punching side is also well developed.

Tempo Player

Medium-high

Kaia Kanepi can be regarded as a dominant Tempo player. Even though she makes on average the same ratio of points with her backhand and her return than her rivals, her court position close to the baseline and her flat hitting is like a Tempo player.

Offensive Player

Medium

When Kaia Kanepi has a chance from the back of the court, she follows her forehand & backhand to the net. Her percentage of points won at the net is high (73%) but only 10% of her total points won at is at the net (in the average).

Retriever

Medium

Kaia Kanepi does not only play with Tempo or Punch, she can also Retrieve. In total, 47% of her points are won by the errors of her rivals and this result stands in the average of the WTA players. It means that she plays with pace or Punch from the back of the court until she or her opponent make a point or an error.

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