SLOANE STEPHENS

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

03/20/1993

Residence:

Ft. Lauderdale, USA

Height:

5'7'' / 170 cm

Weight:

135 lbs / 61 kg

Turned Pro:

N/A

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1671

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

25

Forehand

7

Backhand

37

Volley

97

Sloane Stephens' Strengths

Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Percentage (69%)
    * 40% fewer Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average
    * Second Serve Won Points (50%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (13%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (10%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (1%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * 30% fewer Points with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * Very low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (39%)
    * Second Serve Return Won Points (57%)

Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Points & 30% fewer Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * None
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross, Inside Out & Inside In
    * Wins 55% of the Points after playing a Forehand Down the Line
    * Wins 59% of the Points after playing 2 Forehands Cross in a row
    * Wins 66% of the Points after playing a Forehand Inside In
    * Wears her Rivals Down with her Forehand
    * First Forehand Attack after the Serve
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Return Games

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Backhand as her Rivals on Average
    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors with the Backhand as her Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Points/Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line in the Average
    * Ratio of Points/Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line in the Average
    * Wins 55% of the Points after playing a Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Service Games
    * Wins 64% of the Points after playing 2 Backhands Cross in a row
    * Backhand Attacks on a short ball
    * Wins 53% of the Points after playing a Backhand Slice
    * Backhand Drop Shot (44% of points won)
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Return Games
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Same Ratio of Points with the Volley as her Rivals on Average
    * Baseline Approach (72% of points won)

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points with the Volley as her Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (8%)
    * Serve & Volley (not played)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (62% of points won)
    * Chip & Charge (not played)

Sloane Stephens' Game Style

Server

Low

When compared with her rivals, Sloane Stephens is the most dominated with her Serve. She makes on average 40% less aces/service winners than them and her ratio of first serve unreturned is below average (13%).

Puncher

High

Sloane Stephens does not only Retriever with her forehand she also attacks (Puncher). She makes on average 20% more points with this shot than her rivals and can be dangerous at any moment in the rallies and in any direction.

Tempo Player

Medium-low

Sloane Stephens is more a Puncher or a Retriever than a Tempo player. However, she is comfortable taking the ball on the rise close to her baseline with her backhand when she has to. Her counterpunching skills on that side are also excellent.

Offensive Player

Medium-low

Sloane Stephens cannot be regarded as an Offensive player because she usualy prefers to exend the baseline rallies than to come in. In total 8% of her points are won at the net (with or without a volley to play) and this result is below average.

Retriever

High

Sloane Stephens' game style is between a Retriever and a Puncher. Her main strengths is her forehand that she can use to Retrieve or to Punch. 52% of her points are won by the errors of her rivals and this result is above the general average of the WTA.

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