CARLA SUAREZ NAVARRO

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

09/03/1988

Residence:

Barcelona, Spain

Height:

5'4'' / 162 cm

Weight:

137 lbs / 62 kg

Turned Pro:

2003

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Last Update:

July 2019

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Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

2480

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

63

Forehand

14

Backhand

90

Volley

107

Carla Suarez Navarro's Strengths

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Serve

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * First Serve Percentage (67%)
    * 40% fewer Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average
    * First & Second Serve Won Points in the Average (63%/47%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (12%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (0%)
    * First & Second Serve Won Points in the Average (63%/47%)
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Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% fewer Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * 40% fewer Points with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (38%/57%)
    * First & Second Serve Return Won Points in the Average (38/57%)
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Forehand

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 50% more Points & 20% fewer Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * Forehand Touch & Drop Shot (not really played)
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Short & Medium Rallies (between 3 & 8 shots)
    * Forehand Pass
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Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% fewer Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * 30% fewer Points with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Medium Rallies (between 5 & 8 shots)
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Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * 1-2 Punch Approach when played (83% of the points won)
    * Baseline Approach (7% of the total points won)

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times fewer Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * Chip and Charge (not really played)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (56%)

Carla Suarez Navarro's Game Style

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Server

Low

Carla Suarez Navarro doesn't count on her serve to win a match. Winning only 8% of her points with aces/service winners she isn't a Server at all.

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Puncher

High

Carla Suarez Navarro is a dominant Puncher. This is with the topspin forehand that she dominates the most her rivals making on average 50% more points than them with this shot. The single-handed backhand is often the trademark of the Puncher but Carla Suarez Navarro uses more this shot to Retrieve than to Punch.

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Tempo Player

Low

Playing with topspin Carla Suarez Navarro is much more a Puncher than a Tempo player. She doesn't take the ball on the rise close to the baseline but wait a bit longer on her stance to accelerate the ball with topspin. Usually, the Tempo players don't have a single-handed backhand.

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Offensive Player

Medium

Carla Suarez Navarro moves forward from time to time but she can't be regarded as an Offensive player. However, she is very effective with the 1-2 Punch approach right after her serve.

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Retriever

High

Winning 54% of her points by the errors of the rivals (above the average of the WTA players), Carla Suarez Navarro is not only a Puncher but also a Retriever. Her game style is between these two categories and she is capable to attack but also to wear her rivals down the the topspin forehand & backhand.

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