Every week, Tennis Analytics dives deep into the data, bringing you a stat of the week to help you understand tennis better and become a little smarter.
Stat of the Week: 85%
Just as we saw on the men’s side (see last week’s stat), most rallies at the 2022 French Open were short for the WTA. 85% of all rallies were less than 8 shots.
This data is gathered from almost 6,000 points played at this year’s WTA tournament (ATP – 14,395).
While the longer rallies (9+) were similar for both tours, the rallies under 4 shots were 3% lower for the women compared to men. These were then “absorbed” by the 5 to 8 range where the WTA had more points.
The logical explanation for this difference is probably due to the relative strength of serves between the two groups – the more powerful the serve, the shorter the rally.
Overall, there were 2.5 errors hit for every winner.
Point of the Week
While they can be misinterpreted, numbers don’t lie. When used properly, objective match data can enhance player development. After all, if you don’t know in what areas your game is lacking, how can you improve it?
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Photo of the Week
Bianca Andreescu has played well heading into Wimbledon. Here is her backhand slice.