DARIA KASATKINA

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

05/07/1997

Residence:

Togliatty, Russia

Height:

5'7'' / 170 cm

Weight:

137 lbs / 62 kg

Turned Pro:

2014

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1393

Shots' Ranking 2020

Serve

121

Return

10

Forehand

107

Backhand

103

Volley

60

Daria Kasatkina's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Percentage (68%)
    * 25% fewer Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Won Points (60%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (12%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (43%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (16%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 60% more Points & 30% fewer Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (44%)

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% fewer Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * 10% fewer Points with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside Out & Inside In
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 58% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross & Inside In
    * Wears her Rivals Backhand Down with the Forehand
    * Wins 35% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)
    * Forehand Pass

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 15% fewer Errors for the Same Ratio of Points with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * First Backhand after the Serve
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Backhand Pass
    * Wins 46% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 45% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Wins 42% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Drop Shot (38% of the points won)

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (70%)
    * Baseline Approach when played (72% of the points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (73%)

Weaknesses:

    * 2.5 times fewer Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (9%)
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (2% of her total points won)
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Daria Kasatkina's Game Style

Server

Low

When compared with her rivals, Daria Kasatkina is the most dominated with her Serve making on average 25% fewer aces/service winners. Her ratio of first serve unreturned is below average (12%) and her ratio of double faults is above average (16%).

Puncher

Medium

The way Daria Kasatkina Retrieves is with Punch. It means that her main weapon from the back of the court is her forehand. She uses that shot to wear her rivals down but also to attack, especially with the forehand inside out & inside in. In total, 19% of her points are won with her topspin forehand and this result stands in the average.

Tempo Player

Medium-low

Daria Kasatkina is more a Retriever or a Puncher than a Tempo player. However, she is comfortable taking the ball on the rise close to her baseline with her backhand when she has to. Her counterpunching skills on that side are also good.

Offensive Player

Medium-low

Daria Kasatkina cannot be regarded as an Offensive player because she usualy prefers to exend the baseline rallies than to come in. In total 9% of her points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result is just below average.

Retriever

Very high

Daria Kasatkina is a dominant Retriever. In total, 58% of her points are won by the errors of her rivals and this result is far above the general average of the WTA players. She makes on average fewer errors than her opponents with every possible shots: serve, return, forehand, backhand & volley.

Moacow WTA Title

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