SOFIA KENIN

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

11/14/1998

Residence:

Pembroke Pines, USA

Height:

5'7'' / 170 cm

Weight:

127 lbs / 57 kg

Turned Pro:

2017

Last Update:

February 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1016

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

27

Forehand

60

Backhand

8

Volley

92

Sofia Kenin's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Percentage (72%)
    * 40% fewer Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average
    * Second Serve Won Points (56%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (13%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (9%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (1%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Points for the Same Ratio of Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Return Won Points (33%)
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * Receives 7% more Aces/Service Winners than average
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (58%)

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 15% fewer Errors for the Same Ratio of Points with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line, Inside Out & Inside In
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross
    * Very high Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Down the Line & Inside Out
    * First Forehand after the Serve
    * Wins 55% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 54% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Medium & Long Rallies (over 5 shots)

Backhand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 60% more Points & 20% fewer Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Very high Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 60% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 60% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Backhand Drop Shot (76% of the points won)
    * Backhand Touch & Pass

Volley

1 Star

Strengths:

    * None

Weaknesses:

    * 5 times fewer Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (4%)
    * Serve & Volley (not played)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (2% of her total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (2% of her total won points)
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Sofia Kenin's Game Style

Server

Low

When compared with her rivals, Sofia Kenin is the most dominated with her Serve. She makes on average 40% fewer aces/service winners than them and her ratio of first serve unreturned is below average (13%). She really beats her rivals from the back of the court.

Puncher

Medium-low

Sofia Kenin is much more a Tempo player than a Puncher. When compared with her rivals she takes a bigger edge with her backhand than with her forehand. Her game style is not to run around the backhand to hit forehands. Lately she improved the quality of her forehand but she takes an edge by being more consistent than her rivals on that side.

Tempo Player

High

Sofia Kenin is a dominant Tempo player. Playing close to her baseline and taking the ball on the rise she generates pace on both sides. However, this is really with her backhand that she makes the difference. She has this double edge on that side of being capable of attacking or counterpunching.

Offensive Player

Very low

Sofia Kenin cannot be regarded as an Offensive player at all. In total only 4% of her points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result is far below average. In other words, she prefers to extend the baseline rallies than to come in.

Retriever

High

Lately, Sofia Kenin is as much a Tempo Player as a Retriever. She really found the right balance between attacking and retrieving and that made her very effective during the Australian Open 2020. In total, 50% of her points are won by the errors of her rivals and this results stands above the average of the WTA players.

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