ANASTASIJA SEVASTOVA

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

04/13/1990

Residence:

Liepaja, Latvia

Height:

5'7'' / 169 cm

Weight:

143 lbs / 65 kg

Turned Pro:

2006

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1280

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

122

Forehand

21

Backhand

38

Volley

35

Anastasia Sevastova's Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners as her Rivals on Average & 3 times fewer Double Faults
    * Same Ratio of Aces/Service Winners as her Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Won Points & First Serve Unreturned in the Average (66%/23%)
    * First Serve Percentage (57%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (51%)
    * First Serve Won Points & First Serve Unreturned in the Average (66%/23%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (7%)

Return

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Second Serve Return Won Points (58%)
    * 20% fewer Points & 70% more Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (34%)

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 25% more Points for the same Ratio of Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside Out
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line
    * Wins 34% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside In
    * Wins 55% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 74% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * First Forehand after the Serve & the Return
    * Forehand Attack on a short ball
    * Forehand Pass

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% fewer Errors for the same Ratio of Points with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * Wins 47% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Wins 40% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Wins 52% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Drop Shot (46% of the points won)
    * First Backhand after the Serve & the Return
    * Backhand Pass

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (75%)
    * Baseline Approach (72% of the points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (70%)

Weaknesses:

    * Almost 2 times fewer Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (3% of her total points won)
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)

Anastasija Sevastova's Game Style

Server

Medium

Anastasija Sevastova gets an edge against her rivals with the Serve mainly thanks to her very consistent second serve (3 times fewer double faults). Otherwise, she can also count on a steady first serve with results in the average.

Puncher

High

Anastasija Sevastova can be regarded as a dominant Puncher. This is with the forehand topspin that she gets her biggest edge against her rivals making on average 25% more points than them. In total, 21% of her points are won with that shot and this is above the general average of the WTA players.

Tempo Player

Medium

Being a complete baseline player, Anastasija Sevastova can also count on a Tempo side. Her backhand is really consistent but she is also capable to take the ball on the rise and accelerate from time to time. As a good defender, the Tempo is also used when she has to counterpunch with pace.

Offensive Player

Medium

Even though Anastasija Sevastova cannot be regarded as an Offensive player, she knows when to come in to get an edge. 75% of her points are won when she comes in for a total of 10% of her points won at the net (with or without a volley to play).

Retriever

Medium

Anastasija Sevastova does not only Punch, she can also Retrieve. She gets an advantage against her rivals making on average 20% fewer errors with her backhand. In total, 48% of her points are won by the errors of her opponents and this result stands in the average.

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