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

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

2480

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

63

Forehand

14

Backhand

90

Volley

107

Carla Suarez Navarro's Strengths

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%)

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%)

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

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)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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