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Stats Wrap: CIBC Texas Open Championship Sunday.

Author: Jim Ramsey | June 4, 2024

Rockwall, Texas. June 2, 2024.

MIXED DOUBLES FINAL: 

(1) Anna Leigh Waters and Ben Johns def. (4) Jorja Johnson and JW Johnson, 11-2, 11-7, 11-9.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Waters/Johns: sixth title together this year, and 33rd career title together.
  • Johnsons have now lost four consecutive finals against Waters/Johns.
  • Fox broadcast.

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RALLIES:

1,230 shots.

121 rallies.

10.1 shots per rally.

40.3 rallies per game.

74/121 rallies were 9 shots or less. (61%)

47/121 rallies were 10 shots or more. (39%)

Shortest: 1 shot (1), 2 shots (5), 3 shots (4), 4 shots (11).

(17% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 62, 39, 34, 32.

(4 rallies were 30 shots or more. 9 were 20+.)

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THIRD SHOTS:

Waters: 15 drops, 12 drives. (55% drops)

Johns: 17 drops, 20 drives. (45% drops)

Waters/Johns: 32 drops, 32 drives. (50% drops)

Jorja Johnson: 8 drops, 2 drives. (80% drops)

JW Johnson: 22 drops (includes 1 lob), 19 drives (53% drops)

Johnson/Johnson: 30 drops, 21 drives. (58% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 62 drops, 53 drives (53% drops)

***Missed Serves/Returns/Third Shots***

Waters: (1) 1 return wide.

Johns: (5) 1 return mishit, 1 return long, 1 return net, 3 third shot drives net.

Jorja Johnson: (1) 1 return long.

JW Johnson: (3) 1 serve long, 1 third shot drop net, 1 third shot drive net.

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***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Waters: 27/27 = 100%

Johns: 35/37 = 94%

Jorja Johnson: 10/10 = 100%

JW Johnson: 39/41 = 95%

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SPEED-UPS:

I counted the instances when a regular dinking rally or dinking opportunity was accelerated, and that shot or the ensuing hand-battle led directly to the end of the rally. (therefore, not including speedups that were eventually re-set during the same rally, or when a team became clearly defensive.) Here are those “starts”, and the ensuing result for that -team-.

Waters: initiated and won 1, initiated and lost 2.

Johns: initiated and won 8, initiated and lost 3.

Waters/Johns: initiated and won 9, initiated and lost 5. (64% success rate)

Johnson: initiated and won 12, initiated and lost 8.

Johnson: initiated and won 0, initiated and lost 3.

Johnson/Johnson: initiated and won 12, initiated and lost 11. (52% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 21 and lost 16, for a 56% success rate.

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DINKS INTO THE NET OR WIDE: (Unstressed, “regular” dinks. Not speed-ups, blocks, etc.).

Waters: 2

Johns: 2

Jorja Johnson: 7

JW Johnson: 0

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RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 10

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GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 8% of the rallies.

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CLEAN WINNERS: (No net-cord, no opponent’s paddle).

Waters: 0

Johns: 12

Jorja Johnson: 2

JW Johnson: 7

(17% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Waters: 1 ATP.

Johns: 2 ATPs.

Jorja Johnson: 1 Erne.

JW Johnson: 1 ATP defended.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 7.

Waters: 0

Johns: 0

Jorja Johnson: (4) 2 in and won rallies, 2 in and lost rallies.

JW Johnson: (3) 1 in and won rally, 2 in and lost rallies.

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Waters: 5

Johns: 10

Jorja Johnson: 12

JW Johnson: 8

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GAME POINTS:

Waters/Johns: Won 3, Lost 9 (six of those in Game Three).

Johnson/Johnson: Won 0, Lost 0.

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TIME OUTS: Did the team that called time out win the next rally? (excluding video reviews)

Waters/Johns: Won 2, Lost 1.

Johnson/Johnson: Won 2, Lost 1.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game Two, 3-2-1: 39-shot rally.
  • Game Two, 3-6-2: Johns flying forehand winner.
  • Game Three, 9-4-2: Ben “reaction” winner.
  • Game Three, 10-7-2: Match-high 62-shot rally.

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MEN’S DOUBLES FINAL: 

(2) Dylan Frazier and JW Johnson def. (4) Dekel Bar and Matt Wright, 9-11, 11-3, 11-5, 11-4.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Ninth career win for Frazier/Johnson together: second-best among men.
  • Thirds straight tournament won by Frazier/Johnson.
  • Bar/Wright defeated Johns brothers in the semis. (Third straight semis loss for Johns brothers)
  • Fox coverage started at Game Three, 8-3.

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RALLIES:

1,781 shots.

158 rallies.

11.3 shots per rally.

39.25 rallies per game.

82/158 rallies were 9 shots or less. (52%)

75/158 rallies were 10 shots or more. (48%)

Shortest: 1 shot (2), 2 shots (3), 3 shots (19), 4 shots (3).

(17% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 47, 40, 37.

(7 rallies were 30 shots or more. 21 were 20+.)

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THIRD SHOTS:

Frazier: 11 drops, 8 drives. (57% drops)

Johnson: 35 drops, 32 drives. (52% drops)

Frazier/Johnson: 46 drops, 40 drives. (53% drops)

Bar: 16 drops, 33 drives. (32% drops)

Wright: 8 drops, 10 drives (44% drops)

Bar/Wright: 24 drops, 43 drives. (35% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 70 drops, 83 drives (45% drops)

***Missed Serves/Returns/Third Shots***

Frazier: (4) 1 serve long, 1 return net, 2 third shot drops net.

Johnson: (3) 2 third shot drops net, 1 third shot drive net.

Bar: (7) 1 serve long, 4 third shot drops net, 1 third shot drive net, 1 third shot drive long.

Wright:  (3) 1 return wide, 1 third shot drive long, 1 third shot drop net.

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***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Frazier: 17/19 = 89%

Johnson: 64/67 = 95%

Bar: 43/49 = 87%

Wright:  16/18 = 88%

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SPEED-UPS:

I counted the instances when a regular dinking rally or dinking opportunity was accelerated, and that shot or the ensuing hand-battle led directly to the end of the rally. (therefore, not including speedups that were eventually re-set during the same rally, or when a team became clearly defensive.) Here are those “starts”, and the ensuing result for that -team-.

Frazier: initiated and won 11, initiated and lost 8.

Johnson: initiated and won 7, initiated and lost 5.

Frazier/Johnson: initiated and won 18, initiated and lost 13. (58% success rate)

Bar: initiated and won 15, initiated and lost 14.

Wright: initiated and won 6, initiated and lost 2.

Bar/Wright: initiated and won 21, initiated and lost 16. (56% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 39 and lost 29, for a 57% success rate.

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DINKS INTO THE NET OR WIDE: (Unstressed, “regular” dinks. Not speed-ups, blocks, etc.).

Frazier: 2

Johnson: 2

Bar: 3

Wright:  1

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RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 17.

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GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 15% of the rallies.

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CLEAN WINNERS: (No net-cord, no opponent’s paddle).

Frazier: 9

Johnson: 11

Bar: 8

Wright:  3

(19% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Frazier: 2 Ernes defended.

Johnson: 1 ATP, 1 Erne defended.

Bar: 3 Ernes.

Wright:  1 ATP defended.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 11.

Frazier: (2) 2 in and won rallies.

Johnson: (3) 2 in and won rallies, 1 out.

Bar: (1) 1 in and won rally.

Wright:  (5) 2 in and won rallies, 1 in and lost rally, 2 out.

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Frazier: 7

Johnson: 10

Bar: 12

Wright:  9

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GAME POINTS:

Frazier/Johnson: Won 3, Lost 2.

Bar/Wright: Won 1, Lost 0.

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TIME OUTS: Did the team that called time out win the next rally? (excluding video reviews)

Frazier/Johnson: none.

Bar/Wright: Won 1, Lost 6.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 8-8-1: Match-high 47-shot rally.
  • Game Three, 0-1-2: nice sequence: Johnson ATP, Wright ATP defended, Johnson winner.
  • Game Four: 8-3-2: Wright lob, Frazier mishit winner.

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WOMEN’S DOUBLES FINAL: 

(1) Catherine Parenteau and Anna Leigh Waters def. (3) Lucy Kovalova and Callie Smith, 11-3, 11-3, 11-4.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Parenteau/Waters’ sixth title this year, and 17th together.
  • Kovalova/Smith’s second final this year. They have 8 career titles together.
  • Fox broadcast.

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RALLIES:

998 shots.

104 rallies.

9.6 shots per rally.

34.7 rallies per game.

50/104 rallies were 9 shots or less. (48%)

54/104 rallies were 10 shots or more. (52%)

Shortest: 1 shot (0), 2 shots (1), 3 shots (7), 4 shots (6).

(13% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 27, 26, 25, 24.

(No rallies were 30 shots or more. Ten were 20+.)

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THIRD SHOTS:

Parenteau: 24 drops, 9 drives. (72% drops)

Waters: 22 drops, 7 drives. (75% drops)

Parenteau/Waters: 46 drops, 16 drives. (74% drops)

Kovalova: 1 drop, 6 drives. (14% drops)

Smith: 27 drops, 7 drives (79% drops)

Kovalova/Smith: 28 drops, 13 drives. (68% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 74 drops, 29 drives (71% drops)

***Missed Serves/Returns/Third Shots***

Parenteau: (2). 2 third shot drives net.

Waters: none.

Kovalova: (2). 1 return long, 1 third shot drive net.

Smith: (4) 4 third shot drops net.

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***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Parenteau: 31/33 = 93%

Waters: 29/29 = 100%

Kovalova: 6/7 = 85%

Smith: 30/34 = 88%

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SPEED-UPS:

I counted the instances when a regular dinking rally or dinking opportunity was accelerated, and that shot or the ensuing hand-battle led directly to the end of the rally. (therefore, not including speedups that were eventually re-set during the same rally, or when a team became clearly defensive.) Here are those “starts”, and the ensuing result for that -team-.

Parenteau: initiated and won 8, initiated and lost 4.

Waters: initiated and won 13, initiated and lost 5.

Parenteau/Waters: initiated and won 21, initiated and lost 9. (70% success rate)

Kovalova: initiated and won 0, initiated and lost 3.

Smth: initiated and won 4, initiated and lost 3.

Kovalova/Smith: initiated and won 4, initiated and lost 6. (40% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 25 and lost 15, for a 62% success rate.

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DINKS INTO THE NET OR WIDE: (Unstressed, “regular” dinks. Not speed-ups, blocks, etc.).

Parenteau: 0

Waters: 2

Kovalova: 0

Smith: 3

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RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 8

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GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 12% of the rallies.

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CLEAN WINNERS: (No net-cord, no opponent’s paddle).

Parenteau: 6

Waters: 13

Kovalova: 5

Smith: 7

(29% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Parenteau: none.

Waters: 1 Tweener.

Kovalova: none.

Smith: 1 Erne.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 22.

Parenteau: (4) 2 in and won rallies, 1 in and lost rally, 1 out.

Waters: (1) 1 in and won rally.

Kovalova: (8.) 3 in and won rallies, 5 in and lost rallies.

Smith: none.

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Parenteau: 2

Waters: 9

Kovalova: 4

Smith: 7

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GAME POINTS:

Parenteau/Waters: Won 3, Lost 2.

Kovalova/Smith: Won 0, Lost 0.

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TIME OUTS: Did the team that called time out win the next rally? (excluding video reviews)

Parenteau/Waters: none.

Kovalova/Smith: Won 1, Lost 2.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 3-3-1: Parenteau defense, Waters winner.
  • Game Two, 1-1-1: Two lobs, Waters ‘tweener, Kovalova winner.
  • Game Three, 1-2-1: Match-high 27-shot rally.
  • Game Three, 7-4-2: Kovalova fourth-shot dink winner down the middle.

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MEN’S SINGLES FINAL: 

(1) Ben Johns def. (22) Chris Haworth, 2-11, 11-3, 11-9.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • First PPA medal (and Final) for Haworth.
  • Johns now has 21 straight tournaments played earning at least one gold medal. 
  • Johns: Fifth singles title this year, and 38th career.

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CLEAN WINNERS: (No net-cord, no opponent’s paddle).

Johns: 10, including 2 on the third shot.

Haworth: 15, including 7 on the third shot.

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ERRORS on SERVES and RETURNS:

Johns: (7). 2 on serves, 5 on returns.

Haworth: (12). 4 on serves, 8 on returns.

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BASELINE DRIVE ERRORS:

Johns: 2, including 2 on the third shot.

Haworth: 9, including 4 on the third shot.

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WINNERS/ERRORS PLUS/MINUS (from above):

Johns: +1

Haworth: -6

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LONGEST RALLY: 13 shots.

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GAME POINTS:

Johns: Won 2, Lost 1.

Haworth: Won 1, Lost 1.

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TIME OUTS: Did the player that called time out win the next rally? (excluding video reviews)

​Johns: Won 2, Lost 0.

​Haworth: Won 0, Lost 2.  

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game Two, 0-0: Match-high13-shot rally.
  • Game Two, 7-3: Johns ATP.
  • Game Two, 8-3: Johns nice winner.
  • Game Three, 3-2: Match-high 13-shot rally, scrambling.
  • Game Three, 9-5: Johns backhand cross-court dink winner.

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WOMEN’S SINGLES FINAL: 

(3) Lea Jansen def. (4) Salome Devidze, 9-11, 11-7, 11-2.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Fourth career singles title for Jansen, and second this year.
  • First final between Jansen and Devidze. 

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CLEAN WINNERS: (No net-cord, no opponent’s paddle).

Devidze: 11, including 0 on the third shot.

Jansen: 18, including 1 on the third shot.

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ERRORS on SERVES and RETURNS:

Devidze: (7). 2 on serves, 5 on returns.

Jansen: (11). 6 on serves, 5 on returns.

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BASELINE DRIVE ERRORS:

Devidze: 19, including 6 on the third shot.

Jansen: 21, including 11 on the third shot.

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WINNERS/ERRORS PLUS/MINUS (from above):

Devidze: -15

Jansen: -14

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LONGEST RALLY: 14 shots.

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GAME POINTS:

Devidze: Won 1, Lost 2.

Jansen: Won 1, Lost 1.

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TIME OUTS: Did the player that called time out win the next rally? (excluding video reviews)

​Devidze: Won 1, Lost 2.

​Jansen: Won 2, Lost 1.  

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game Two, 1-0: Match-high 14-shot rally.
  • Game Two, 8-7: Match-high 14-shot rally.
  • Game Three, 0-2: Jansen amazing court coverage.

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