The following observations are of course my personal view and do not claim to be the “truth”!
Here comes Wu Yang (China):
- Good solid forehand defence
- akward sidespin push with backhand offering the opportunity to get in with a big forehand topspin.
- occasionally producing a great variety of backspin and float when defending with short pimples.
- backhand defending with short pimples often is too high, especially on very short and spinny topspins thus giving the opponent the opportunity to smash the winner.
- mainly serving with the backhand, no great variety of forehand serves.
- is often too far behind the table thus having to move back and forth too long ways (gets exhausting on long tournaments).
- is defending with the backhand mostly into the middle of the table thus not forcing the opponent to move a lot and making is so more awkward to spin all the time.
- when close to the table and confronted with a rapid topspin backhand defending with short pimples is very difficult mostly bringing back the ball too high.
- not using a lot of opportunities to block or smash slow and high tospins into her backhand
- not counterspinning occasionally topspins into her forehand
- should practice a variety of forehand serves
- should practice counter topspins with the forehand also with heavy side spin à la Hou Yingchao
- should practice smashing and blocking with short pimples on backhand on high pushes and high blocks into her backhand
- should practive to defend with the backhand also into extreme angels, parallel into the backhand and forehand of the opponent rather than into the middle part of the table.