PETRA KVITOVA

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

03/08/1990

Residence:

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Height:

6'0'' / 182 cm

Weight:

154 lbs / 70 kg

Turned Pro:

2006

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

2922

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

18

Forehand

13

Backhand

33

Volley

32

Petra Kvitova's Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Double Faults (14%)
    * First Serve Won Points (70%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (29%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (6%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 70% more Points with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * 40% more Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (40%)
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (56%)

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * More than 2 times more Points with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * 50% more Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line
    * Wins 61% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Forehand Drop Shot (37% of the points won)
    * Wins 55% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * First Forehand Attack after the Serve
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Return Games
    * Forehand Attack on a short ball

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Points with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * 30% more Errors with the Backhand than 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
    * First Backhand Attack after the Serve
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Return Games
    * Backhand Drop Shot (63% of the points won)

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 3 times more Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (73%)
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (17%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (72% of the points won)
    * Baseline Approach (72% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Petra Kvitova's Game Style

Server

High

Petra Kvitova has one of the most effective Serve on the WTA tour. She makes 30% more aces/service winners than her rivals and when her first Serve is in 29% of the time it is unreturned (above average). Her best serve direction is the lefty wide slice that she plays on ad court.

Puncher

Medium-high

When compared with her rivals, Petra Kvitova gets her biggest edge with the forehand. She makes on average the double of points with that shot than her opponents and this is especially on her first forehand after her serve that she is the most effective. In her case, we could say that she is a flat Puncher.

Tempo Player

High

Even though Petra Kvitova gets better results with her forehand than her backhand, she is not only a Puncher but also a Tempo player. Her court position is close to the baseline, she takes risks with the return and the backhand and plays flat like most of the Tempo players.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

When she has a chance, Petra Kvitova often follows her forehand or backhand to the net. In total 17% of her points are won coming in and this result is above the general average of the WTA players.

Retriever

Low

Taking risks with every possible shots, Petra Kvitova is nothing but a Retriever. Only 35% of her points are won by the errors of her rivals and this results is far below average.

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