ANGELIQUE KERBER

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

01/18/1988

Residence:

Puszczykowo, Poland

Height:

5'8'' / 173 cm

Weight:

150 lbs / 68 kg

Turned Pro:

2003

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

3561

Shots' Ranking 2020

Forehand

10

Backhand

10

Volley

57

Angelique Kerber's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Percentage (65%)
    * 25% fewer Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average
    * Second Serve Won Points (48%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (13%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * 20% fewer Points with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backahnd 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:

    * 40% fewer Errors for the Same Ratio of Points with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross & Inside In
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross, Inside Out & Inside In
    * Wins 58% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 53% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 59% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Forehand Attack on a short ball
    * Forehand Pass

Backhand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Errors for the Same Ratio of Points with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * Wins 49% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 55% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Backhand Drop Shot (63% of the points won)
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * None

Weaknesses:

    * 3 times fewer Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (62%)
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (6%)
    * Serve & Volley (not really played), Chip & Charge (not really played)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (2% of her total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (4% of her total points won)

Angelique Kerber's Game Style

Server

Low

Angelique Kerber cannot be qualified as a Server because her ratio of aces/servie winners on first serve is below average (13%). Most of the time her matches are won from the back of the court and not with that shot.

Puncher

Medium

Because of her court position close to her baseline and her flat shots, Angelique Kerber is more a Tempo player than a Puncher. Punchers usually possesses better forehand than backhand and this shot is played with much more topspin than what she does.

Tempo Player

Medium

The way Angelique Kerber Retrieves is with Tempo close to her baseline (like a Counterpuncher). However, besides making fewer errors than her rivals with every possible shots, she still manages to get a ratio of forehand & backhand as good as the one of her opponents. It means that she is not only a Retriever but also a Tempo player capable of winning points with her own actions and that makes her a top player.

Offensive Player

Low

Angelique Kerber is nothing but an Offensive player. Only 5% of her points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result is far below average. Besides, she is not even so effective when she moves forward winning only 53% of the points.

Retriever

High

Angelique Kerber is a dominant Retriever and in her case more a Counterpuncher. In total, 51% of her points are won by the errors of her rivals and this result is above the general average of the WTA players. When compared with her opponents she makes on average fewer errors with every possible shots: serve, return, backhand forehand & volley.

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