PETRA MARTIC

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

01/19/1991

Residence:

Freeport, Bahamas

Height:

5'11'' / 181 cm

Weight:

139 lbs / 63 kg

Turned Pro:

2008

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

949

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

79

Forehand

81

Backhand

87

Volley

48

Petra Martic's Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 25% more Aces/Service Winners & 30% fewer Double Faults than her Rivals on Average
    * None
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (32%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (48%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (4%)

Return

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * None
    * 25% fewer Points & 15% more Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (51%)

Forehand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside In
    * 20% more Errors for the same Ratio of Points with the Forehand than her Rivals
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Down the Line & Inside In
    * Forehand Attack on a short ball
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Medium Rallies (between 5 & 8 shots)
    * Forehand Attack on a short ball

Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% more Points with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * 10% more Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * Backhand Drop Shot (51% of the points won)
    * Wins 33% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Attack on a short ball
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times more Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (15%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (5% of her total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (9% of her total points won)

Weaknesses:

    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Petra Martic's Game Style

Server

Medium-high

When compared with her rivals, Petra Martic takes her biggest edge with the Serve. She makes on average 25% more aces/service winners & 30% fewer double faults than them. When her first serve is in, 32% of the time it is unreturned and this result is above average.

Puncher

Medium-high

From the back of the court Petra Martic is a dominant Puncher. In total, 20% of her points are won with her topspin forehand and this result is above the general average of the WTA players.

Tempo Player

Low

Petra Martic cannot be regarded as a Tempo player. Unlike the Tempo players, her return and her backhand cannot be taken as a strengths. This is one of the reason she plays a lot of backhand slice.

Offensive Player

Medium-high

Petra Martic also possesses an Offensive side to her game. In total, 15% of her points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result is above average. Her favorite ways to come in are the 1-2 punch right after her serve or the baseline approach.

Retriever

Medium

When she has to Petra Martic can be patient and Retrieve. In total, 45% of her points are won by the errors of her rivals and this stands in the average. Her ratio of long rallies (over 5 shots) is according to the WTA average too.

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