HEATHER WATSON

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

05/19/1992

Residence:

Bradenton, USA

Height:

5'7'' / 170 cm

Weight:

138 lbs / 63 kg

Turned Pro:

2010

Last Update:

August 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

1349

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

65

Forehand

126

Backhand

55

Volley

111

Heather Watson's Strengths

Serve

4 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 Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (29%)
    * First Serve Percentage (56%)
    * First & Second Serve Won Points in the average (66%/44%)
    * Ratio of Double Fautls (10%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (29%)

Return

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 10% fewer Errors for the Same Ratio of Points with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * Second Serve Won Points (54%)
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return

Forehand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * None
    * 25% fewer Points for the same Ratio of Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside Out & Inside In
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Service Games

Backhand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 40% more Points for the same Ratio of Errors than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Down the Line
    * Backhand Effectiveness in the Medium Rallies (between 5 & 8 shots)

Volley

2 Stars

Strengths:

    * None

Weaknesses:

    * 2.5 times fewer Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Total of Points Won at the Net (6%)
    * Serve & Volley (not really played)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (2% of her total points won)

Heather Watson's Game Style

Server

Medium-high

Heather Watson is a Retriever with an effective Serve. She goes for big on her first serve (with a low first serve percentage) but when that first serve is in, 29% of the time it is unreturned (above average). However, when the rallies start on her service games, she wins only 48% of the points so we can say that her Serve is more effective than her baseline game.

Puncher

Medium-low

Heather Watson cannot be regarded as a Puncher. When compared with her rivals, she makes on average 25% fewer points with her topspin forehand than them. She can be struggling when she has to accelerate slower balls on that side.

Tempo Player

Medium

From the back of the court, Heather Watson is more a Tempo player than a Puncher. Playing close to her baseline with pace, her best shot in comparison with her rivals is her backhand. She makes on average 40% more points than her opponents with that shot.

Offensive Player

Medium-low

Winning only 6% of her points at the net Heather Watsonis not an Offensive player at all. She usually prefers to extend the baseline rallies than to come in.

Retriever

Medium-high

Heather Watson can be regarded as a dominant Retriever. When compared with her rivals she makes on average fewer points with the return, the forehand, the backhand and the volley. In total, 49% of her points are won by the errors of her opponents and this result is above the general average of the WTA players.

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