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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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Arrow Strengths and weaknesses of players #11-20

Someone suggested doing a strengths and weaknesses thread of players ranked #11-20 so here it is.

#11 Marion Bartoli
Strengths:
- One of the few players who can beat anyone when on a roll. Can whip herself into a frenzy and has the game to back it up when on song.
- Double-handed strokes aren't easy to read and can really shoot through the court.
- Aggressive returner who is willing to take it early and really step into the court and can unnerve opponents.

Weaknesses:
- Unathletic for a modern day tennis player and moves poorly. Being double-handed highlights this even more as it reduces her reach.
- Can be too aggressive on her second serve, which means she can make a huge amount of double faults.
- Zero feel or finesse in her game means she's in trouble against any player who can get her off the baseline (her results against Radwanska highlight this)

#12 Nadia Petrova
Strengths:
- Excellent serve that is one of the best on the WTA when working.
- Backhand is a solid and compact shot which she can hit plenty of winners off and rarely breaks down.
- Good court sense and is an excellent volleyer.

Weaknesses:
- Fragile mentally which means she can throw away matches by beating herself.
- Doesn't move or defend particularly well so is in trouble if she's made to be on the run.
- Forehand can break down.

#13 Ana Ivanovic
Strengths:
- Forehand is still on the most dangerous shots in tennis when working, particularly when she hits it inside-out.
- First serve can win cheap points.
- At her best when she's aggressive and looking to finish points early.

Weaknesses:
- Another player who is fragile mentally and can get herself into a complete state when things aren't working.
- Backhand groundshot consistently lands before the centre of the box and can be attacked by any decent ballstriker.
- Erratic ball toss means her serve is always unreliable.

#14 Maria Kirilenko
Strengths:
- Good all court player who is one of the better volleyers in the game.
- Can mix it up and try and change her game if plan A isn't working.
- Excellent competitor.

Weaknesses:
- Lacks a real killer shot and needs pace to work with.
- Long swings means she's in trouble if her game isn't working on fast, low bouncing surfaces.
- She might compete well but it doesn't prevent her from getting tight in the biggest moments.

#15 Dominika Cibulkova
Strengths:
- Feisty competitor who like Bartoli can whip herself into a frenzy and be dangerous when on form.
- Forehand can hit a lot of winners due to good timing.
- Makes the most of her height and has good footwork and movement.

Weaknesses:
- She's sacrificed consistency to be an ultra-aggressive ball-striker, but it means when her game is off that she drowns in unforced errors and hits herself off court.
- Doesn't have a plan B if plan A isn't working.
- Lack of height means she's in trouble against players who use heavy topspin or are big servers.

#16 Roberta Vinci
Strengths:
- One of the very few old school players left and has great touch, particularly on her volleys.
- Also one of the very few players who can hit a backhand slice aggressively and can give players fits as they aren't used to dealing with it.
- Forehand can hit winners.

Weaknesses:
- Doesn't really have a backhand groundshot which means she's in big trouble if her slice isn't working.
- Not particularly athletic and doesn't move that well.
- Game on a whole is inconsistent and erratic.

#17 Lucie Safarova
Strengths:
- Excellent forehand which she can hit a lot of winners off. Particularly good at hitting the ball down onto court.
- First serve is effective and will win cheap points off it.
- Overall power can see her through matches against weaker opposition.

Weaknesses:
- Extremely inconsistent and can lose to anyone when off.
- Doesn't move or anticipate well.
- Not particularly good at dealing with slices and loopy balls on her backhand.

#18 Julia Goerges
Strengths:
- Forehand is one of the biggest in tennis when on form.
- Can hit a lot of service winners if her serve is working.
- Not afraid to mix it up.

Weaknesses:
- Another player who can drown in errors and lose to anyone when off.
- Huge swings means her timing needs to be spot on, or else she loses all control on her shots.
- Has a tendency to just roll, rather than hit through her backhand, and doesn't defend well enough to protect it.

#19 Kaia Kanepi
Strengths:
- Excellent first serve.
- Able to generate a lot of pace and heaviness on her shots, which allow her to be aggressive without being reckless.
- Capable of hitting through players.

Weaknesses:
- Can get extremely tight in the big moments.
- Groundshots are not the most solid technically and will make errors if not working.
- Unathletic and not the best mover.

#20 Ekaterina Makarova
Strengths:
- Gets nice punch on her groundstrokes.
- One of those players who has the ability to get onto a roll and be very difficult to beat.
- Decent first serve.

Weaknesses:
- Brittle mentally.
- Not the best of movers.
- Isn't particularly solid despite not having an the most explosive of ground-game.
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 08:41 PM   #2
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Re: Strengths and weaknesses of players #11-20

Wow. You should just do this for the whole Top 100
It seems like you have plenty of time
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Wow. You should just do this for the whole Top 100
It seems like you have plenty of time
God no, that's it from me doing players strengths and weaknesses and there's too many players I haven't seen play in the Top 100.
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Re: Strengths and weaknesses of players #11-20

I did suggest that someone should do this too (in the 1-10 post) so thanks.
11. Bartoli
+ Fighting spirit and ability to raise her game when it matters
+ Serve can be great
+ Groundstrokes can be awesoe
- Net is awful!
- Fitness has improved but still below par
- Movement (improved with better fitness). Especially bad coming forward

12. Petrova
+ Serve
+ Backhand
+ Netplay
- Movement could be better
- Is too hard on herself (with negative dividends)
- Forehand can be ropey

13. Ivanovic
+ Forehand
+ Serve despite the toss
+ Has reasonably good touch
- Headcase
- Prone to double faults (though a lot less than before)
- Backhand

14. Kirilenko
+ Netplay
+ Serve is much improved
+ Fight
+ Good tactician
- Still slightly powderpuff, tho has improved.
- Bad taste in boyfriends

15. Cibulkova
+ Hard hitting
+ Movement
+ Fight can be good (when playing big players )
- Can show lack of fight or belief
- Tendency to be brainless balbasher
- Can easily lose to much lower ranked players

16. Vinci
+ Netplay
+ Forehand
+ Great tactician
- Backhand sits up for people to run in and put away
- Can be outhit
- If off can be beated by many

17. Safarova
+ Serves
+ Groundstrokes
- Returns
- Mentally poor

18. Gorges
+ Serve
+ Forehand
+ Backhand getting better
- Consistency
- Overplaying

19. Kanepi
+ Serve
+ Groundstrokes
+ Think shes one of the best clay courters out there and a good RG run wouldnt shock me
- Returns?
- Cant quite put away very good defensive players
- Mentally dodge

20. Makarova
+ Groundstrokes
+ Counterpunching
+ Grass?
- Movement
- Can be mentally poor
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Re: Strengths and weaknesses of players #11-20

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God no, that's it from me doing players strengths and weaknesses and there's too many players I haven't seen play in the Top 100.
How about Top 50 or Top 30
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Re: Strengths and weaknesses of players #11-20

I notice alot of the 11-20 players have great forehands but not a strong backhand. why is that so common?
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Re: Strengths and weaknesses of players #11-20

Can we just put headcase down for all of them?
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Can we just put headcase down for all of them?
This.
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