ALISON RISKE

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

07/03/1990

Residence:

Nashville, USA

Height:

5'9'' / 175 cm

Weight:

145 lbs / 66 kg

Turned Pro:

N/A

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1097

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

20

Forehand

77

Backhand

56

Alison Riske's Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * None
    * 30% fewer Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (13%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (43%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 80% more Points with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * 20% more Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (38%/55%)
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (38%/55%)

Forehand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Down the Line
    * 15% fewer Points & 10% more Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * Forehand Attack on a short ball
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross, Inside Out & Inside In
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross
    * Wins 47% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 43% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * First Forehand after the Serve (too many errors)
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Long Rallies (over 8 shots)
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% more Points with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * 30% more Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Wins 52% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Wins 42% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * First Backhand after the Serve & the Return
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Medium & Long Rallies (over 5 shots)
    * Backhand Pass
    * Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)

Volley

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 3 times more Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (75%)
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (21%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (77% of points won)
    * Baseline Approach (11% of her total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (70%)

Weaknesses:

    * Serve & Volley (not really played)

Alison Riske's Game Style

Server

Medium-low

When compared with her rivals, Alison Riske is dominated with her Serve. She makes on average 30% fewer aces/service winners than her opponents and her ratio of first serve unreturned is below average (13%).

Puncher

Medium-low

Alison Riske is much more a Tempo player than a Puncher. Except for her forehand down the line, her ratio of points with that shot is below the average of the WTA players. She prefers the pace and can be struggling when she has to accelerate slower balls on the forehand side.

Tempo Player

High

From the back of the court Alison Riske is dominant Tempo player. Playing close to her baseline she takes the ball on the rise and constantly generates pace on both sides. As most of the Tempo players, the quality of her return is also good.

Offensive Player

High

Even though Alison Riske cannot be regarded 100% as an Offensive player she is still much more Offensive than the rest of the WTA players. In total, 22% of her points are won at the net and when compared with her rivals this is with the volley that she takes her biggest edge. Her favorite ways to come in are the 1-2 punch approach right after her serve or the baseline approach.

Retriever

Medium

Even though Alison Riske is more a Tempo player than a Retriever she still wins 47% of her points by the errors of her rivals (in the average). She does not mind about extending the exchanges and 17% of her rallies are over 8 shots (above average).

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