MONICA NICULESCU

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

09/25/1987

Residence:

Bucharest, Roumania

Height:

5'6'' / 168 cm

Weight:

139 lbs / 63 kg

Turned Pro:

2002

Last Update:

January 2020

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1284

Shots' Ranking 2020

Serve

105

Return

67

Forehand

120

Backhand

22

Volley

17

Monica Niculescu's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Double Faults than her Rivals on Average
    * 20% fewer Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage (68%)
    * First Serve Won Points (58%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (10%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (44%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (0%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * 6 times fewer Points with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * Very low Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (37%)
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (57%)

Forehand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * 4 times fewer Points with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross
    * Very low Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Forehand Drop Shot (53% of the points won)
    * Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Forehand Pass

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * 25% fewer Points with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Long Rallies (over 8 shots)
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Backhand Drop Shot (67% of the points won)
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Baseline Approach (10% of her total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (72%) ​

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Pecentage of Points Won at the Net (59%)
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (3% of her total points won)
    * Chip & Charge (not played)

Monica Niculescu's Game Style

Server

COMING SOON

Puncher

Tempo Player

Offensive Player

Retriever

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