ARYNA SABALENKA

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

05/05/1998

Residence:

Belarus

Height:

5'11' / 182 cm

Weight:

N/A

Turned Pro:

N/A

Forme abstraite 23

Last Update:

May 2021

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Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

2384

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

66

Forehand

28

Backhand

47

Volley

31

Aryna Sabalenka's Strengths

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Serve

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Double Faults (15%)
    * First Serve Won Points (71%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (30%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (50%)
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Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times more Winners/Forcing Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * 40% more Unforced Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * Very high Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (37%/53%)
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (37%/53%)
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Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * 25% more Unforced Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line
    * Wins 46% of the Rallies after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Low Ratio of Unforced Errors with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Medium Rallies (between 5 & 8 shots)
    * Wins 58% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball
    * Wins 64% of the Rallies after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * First Forehand after the Serve or Return (between 3 & 4 shots)
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Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times more Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * 70% more Unforced Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Winners/Forcing Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 48% of the Rallies after playing 2 Backhand Cross in a row
    * Wins 53% of the Rallies after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * First Backhand Attack after the Serve
    * Backhand Drop Shot (51% of the points won when played)
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Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 60% more Winners/Forcing Errors with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of the Points Won at the Net (72%)
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (15%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (80% of the points won, 8% of her total points won)
    * Chip and Charge (88% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * Serve & Volley (not really played)

Aryna Sabalenka's Game Style

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Server

High

As a powerful player, Aryna Sabalenka can count on a very effective first serve. She makes on average 40% more aces/service winners than her opponents and when her first serve is in 30% of the time it is unreturned.

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Puncher

Medium-high

Aryna Sabalenka is more a Tempo player than a Puncher. The difference between these two categories is her court position close to the baseline and the fact that she wins almost as many points with her forehand as with her backhand. A Puncher would win much more points with the forehand than the backhand.

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Tempo Player

High

Being so agressive with every possible shot, Aryna Sabalenka represents well the Tempo players. Standing close to the baseline, she plays with pace and hits very strong on both side. She goes for big with a high ratio of forehand/backhand winners/forcing errors but also unforced errors. However, this is especially in her first shot after her serve & return that she makes the difference against her opponents.

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Offensive Player

High

For a WTA player, Aryna Sabalenka is really Offensive. It's part of her game style to use the forehand & backhand approach during the baseline rallies. In total 15% of her points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this is far above average.

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Retriever

Low

Aryna Sabalenka is nothing but a Retriever. Only 36% of her points are won by the errors of her opponents and this number stands below the average of the WTA players. She always goes for big and is not afraid to multiply the winners/forcing errors and unforced errors

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