MARIA SHARAPOVA

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

04/19/1987

Residence:

Bradenton, USA

Height:

6'2'' / 188 cm

Weight:

130 lbs / 59 kg

Turned Pro:

2001

Last Update:

August 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

2337

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

54

Forehand

11

Backhand

54

Volley

84

Maria Sharapova's Strengths

Serve

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average
    * 40% more Double Faults than her Rivals on Average
    * First Serve Won Points (67%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (20%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (26%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (49%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (6%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 50% more Points with the Return then her Rivals on Average
    * 60% more Errors with the Return then her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (58%)

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Almost 2 times more Points with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * 15% more Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross
    * Forehand Effectiveness in any kind of Rallies (short, medium & long)
    * Forehand Attack on a short ball

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 50% more Points with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * 50% more Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Wins 45% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (77%)
    * Baseline Approach when played (78% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

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

Sharapova's Game Style

Server

Medium-high

When compared with her rivals, Maria Sharapova takes her second biggest edge making with the Serve. She makes on average 20% more aces/service winners than her opponents and when her first serve is in, 26% of the time it is unreturned (above average).

Puncher

High

Maria Sharapova's game style is between a Puncher & a Tempo player. From the Puncher side, she has the forehand attack. When compared with her rivals, she makes on average almost 2 times more points with that shot than them. Her goal is to be aggressive on that side as soon as possible in the rallies.

Tempo Player

High

Maria Sharapova's game style is between a Puncher & a Tempo player. From the Tempo side, she has the court position close to her baseline, the backhand & the return attack. We can say that she is a flat Puncher who plays from a Tempo position.

Offensive Player

Medium-low

Maria Sharapova cannot be regarded as an Offensive player at all. In total, 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. Most of the time she prefers to hit strong with her forehand or backhand than to come in.

Retriever

Low

Maria Sharapova is not a Retriever at all. Only 37% of her points are won by the errors of her rivals and this result is below average. Her game style is to take risks on both sides and she does not count on her opponents' errors to win a match.

5 Grand Slam Championship Points

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