TAYLOR TOWNSEND

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

04/16/1996

Residence:

Atlanta, USA

Height:

5'7'' / 170 cm

Weight:

N/A

Turned Pro:

2012

Last Update:

August 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

805

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

19

Forehand

95

Backhand

129

Taylor Townsend's Strengths

Serve

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of aces/service winners as her Rivals on Average
    * Same Ratio of aces/service winners as her Rivals on Average
    * Ratio of Double Faults (9%)
    * First Serve Won Points (57%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (4%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (17%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times more Points with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * 60% more Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Return
    * Second Serve Return Won (61%)

Forehand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Points with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * 30% more Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross & Inside In
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand in any Directions
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Service Games (too many errors)
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)
    * Forehand Touch on a short ball

Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% fewer Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * 2.5 times fewer Points with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * First Backhand after the Serve (lack of points)
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Medium & Long Rallies (over 5 shots)
    * Backhand Drop Shot (not really played)

Volley

5 Stars

Strengths:

    * 3 times more Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (23%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (10% of her total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (11% of her total points won)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (70%)

Weaknesses:

    * None

Taylor Townsend's Game Style

Server

Medium-low

Even though Taylor Townsend cannot be regarded as a Server, she gets the same ratio of aces/service winners as her rivals. When compared with the rest of the WTA players, her second serve results are better than her first serve results.

Puncher

Medium-high

From the back of the court, Taylor Townsend is a dominant Puncher. In total, 22% of her points are won with the topspin forehand and when compared with her rivals she makes on average 20% more points with that shot. However, her ratio of forehand errors is also high and in the end her forehand results are just below average.

Tempo Player

Low

Taylor Townsend cannot be regarded as a Tempo player at all. She plays her shots with topspin and her ratio of points with her backhand is far below average. Tempo players hit closer to their baseline and are much more aggressive with their backhand than her.

Offensive Player

High

Even though Taylor Townsend cannot be regarded 100% as an Offensive player she is still much more Offensive than the rest of the WTA players. In total, 23% of her points are won at the net and when compared with her rivals this is with the volley that she takes her biggest edge. Her favorite ways to come in are the 1-2 punch approach right after her serve or the baseline approach.

Retriever

Medium

Besides Punching with her topspin forehand, Taylor Townsend can Retrieve. In total, 44% of her points are won by the errors of her rivals and this result is in the average. The backhand is mainly played in a Retreiving way and her ratio of points with this shot is very low.

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