SERENA WILLIAMS

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

09/26/1981

Residence:

Palm Beach Gardens, USA

Height:

5'9'' / 175 cm

Weight:

155 lbs / 70 kg

Turned Pro:

1995

Last Update:

July 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

3418

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

34

Forehand

93

Backhand

79

Volley

55

Serena Williams' Strengths

Serve

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times more Aces/Service Winners than her Rivals on Average
    * None
    * First Serve Won Points (74%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (44%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (49%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (4%)

Return

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 2 times more Points with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * Very High Ratio of Points with the Forehand & Backhand Return
    * First & Second Return Won Points in the Average (38%/55%)
    * First & Second Return Won Points in the Average (38%/55%)

Forehand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors as her Rivals on Average
    * Same Ratio of Points/Errors as her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside Out & Inside In
    * First Forehand after the Serve
    * Forehand Effectiveness in the Medium & Long Rallies (over 5 shots)

Backhand

3 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 30% more Points with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * 20% more Errors with the Backhand than 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
    * First Backhand after the Serve
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Backhand Attack on a short ball

Volley

4 Stars

Strengths:

    * 2 times more Points with the Volley than her Rivals on Average
    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (70%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (75% of the points won)
    * Chip & Charge (69% of the points won)

Weaknesses:

    * Serve & Volley (not really played)

Serena Williams' Game Style

Server

Very high

Serena Williams is simple the best woman Server of all time. When compared with her rivals she takes by far her biggest edge by making on average 2 times more aces/service winners than them. When her first serve is in 44% of the time it is unreturned.

Puncher

Medium

Even though Serena Williams is more a Tempo player than a Puncher, she can still accelerate slower balls with her forehand. However, Punchers run around their backhand much more than her and they also play with more topspin.

Tempo Player

High

From the back of the court, Serena Williams is a Tempo player. Playing close to her baseline, she generates pace on every ball. Her aggressive return is also the trademark of the Tempo players.

Offensive Player

Medium

Serena Williams is also comfortable at the net making on average 2 times more points with the volley than her rivals. She wins 70% of the points when she comes in and this is above the general average of the WTA players.

Retriever

Low

Winning only 36% of her points by the errors of her rivals (below average), Serena Williams is not a Retriever. Her game style is to serve big, to be aggressive from the baseline and she doesn't count on her opponents' errors to win a match.

23 Grand Slam Titles

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