CHRISTINA MCHALE

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

05/11/1992

Residence:

Englewood Cliffs, USA

Height:

5'7'' / 170 cm

Weight:

137 lbs / 62 kg

Turned Pro:

2010

Last Update:

October 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

2322

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

50

Forehand

71

Backhand

74

Volley

125

Christina McHale's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners as her Rivals on Average
    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners as her Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Won Points (60%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (15%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% fewer Unforced Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * 30% fewer Winners / Forcing Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Winners / Forcing Errors with the Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (40%)
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (53%)
    * Receives 15% fewer aces/service winners than Average

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% fewer Unforced Errors for the same Ratio of Winners / Forcing Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Inside Out & Inside In
    * Very high Ratio of Winners / Forcing Errors with the Forehand Inside Out & Inside In
    * First Forehand after the Return
    * Wins 54% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * First Forehand after the Return
    * Wins 71% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Wears her Rivals' Backhand down with her Forehand
    * First Forehand after the Serve
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Long Rallies (over 8 shots)

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 15% fewer Unforced Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average (because of her forehand)
    * 20% fewer Winners / Forcing Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Low Ratio of Winners / Forcing Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Wins 52% of the Rallies after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * First Backhand after the Serve (lack of winners/forcing errors)
    * Wins 51% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Backhand Drop Shot (67% of the points won)
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

1 Star

Strengths:

    * Baseline Approach when played (70% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Winners / Forcing Errors with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (65%)
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (7%)
    * Serve & Volley & Chip & Charge (not played)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (55% of the points won; 2% of her total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (57%)

Christina McHale's Game Style

Server

Medium-low

Christina McHale cannot be regarded as a Server because her ratio of aces/service winners on first (and second serve) is below the WTA average. She only makes the same ratio of free points with her serve as her opponents because when reveiving she puts back in play more first serve than average too.

Puncher

High

Christina McHale is a dominant Retriever with the Punch as a second category and in her case these two categories are very close. It means that she wears her opponents down (mainly with her forehand) but is also capable of finishing the rallies with her topspin forehand. 22% of her points are won with forehand winners / forcing errors and this number is above the WTA average.

Tempo Player

Medium-low

Christina McHale can play her Backhand with close to the baseline when she needs but we cannot say that her backhand or her return is her trademark. Tempo players win much more rallies with these two shots than her. In her case, the backhand is more used to Retrieve than to attack.

Offensive Player

Low

Christina McHale is nothing but an Offensive player. Only 7% of her points are won at the net and this number is below the WTA average. She prefers to extend the baseline rallies than to come to the net and when she moves forward this is when she really puts herself in a winning position.

Retriever

High

Winning 52% of her points by the errors of her opponents (above the WTA average), Christina McHale is a dominant Retriever. She mainly uses her forehand to wear her rivals down but can also be effective retrieving on the backhand side. In total, 46% of her rallies are played over 5 shots and this number is above the WTA average too.

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