JELENA OSTAPENKO

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

06/08/1997

Residence:

Riga, Latvia

Height:

5'10'' / 177 cm

Weight:

150 lbs / 68 kg

Turned Pro:

2012

Last Update:

August 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1821

Shots' Ranking 2020

Serve

116

Return

42

Forehand

36

Backhand

42

Volley

112

Jelena Ostapenko's Strengths

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Percentage (56%)
    * First Serve Won Points & First Serve Unreturned in the Average (64%/21%)
    * First Serve Won Points & First Serve Unreturned in the Average (64%/21%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (39%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (17%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 50% more Points with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * Almost 2 times more Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * Very high Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * Very high Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (41%)
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (59%)

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 3 times more Points with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * 2 times more Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * Very high Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line
    * Very high Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside Out
    * Wins 42% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 53% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 58% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Return Games

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 3 times more Points with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * 2 times more Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * Very high Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Very high Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Return Games
    * Wins 49% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 27% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Drop Shot (36% of the points won)

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (71%)
    * Baseline Approach when played (74% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (6%)
    * Serve & Volley (not played)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (3% of her total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (58%)

Jelena Ostapenko's Game Style

Server

Medium

Jelena Ostapenko goes for big on her first serve and makes on average 20% more aces/service winners than her rivals. However, her second serve won points is below average (37%) and the edge taking on first serve is given back on the second one.

Puncher

Medium-high

Jelena Ostapenko is more a Tempo player than a Puncher but she can also attack slower balls with her forehand when she has to. When compared with her rivals, she even gets a bigger edge with her forehand than with her backhand. But his is more on her return games than on her service games that she makes the difference against her opponents and this is more the trademark of the Tempo players.

Tempo Player

Very high

Jelena Ostapenko is a dominant Tempo Player who constantly hits strong on both sides. On the WTA tour, she is the player who makes on average the biggest difference when her ratio of forehand & backhand points are compared with the ones of her opponents. On the one hand, she always takes risks and on the other hand she does not let her rivals really attack her.

Offensive Player

Medium-low

Jelena Ostapenko cannot be regarded as an Offensive player. Only 6% of her points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result is below the average of the WTA players. However, she is effective when she comes in winning 71% of her points (above average).

Retriever

Very low

Being the most aggressive player on the WTA tour, Jelena Ostapenko wins only 35% of her points by the errors of her rivals. She attacks far too much to count on her rivals' mistakes to win a match.

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