The following observations are of course my personal view and do not claim to be the “truth”!
Here comes Ri Myong Sun (Korea):
- very good footwork
- consistent backhand and forehand chopping
- backhand pimples seem to generate heavy backspin on loaded topspins
- good and consistent forehand topspin though not often very fast
- very good forehand smash
- very good backhand serves with a lot of varieties
- nice changing of sides when placing pushes and chops making the opponent move round the table all the time.
- forehand chop occasionally going up too high
- forehand chop is choppy always, so very predictable
- she tends to push with the backup also too much from the forehand side such preventing herself from using forehand topspins or smashes to put pressure on the opponent
- not using the pimples very often to block and flip a push ball in order to break the rhythm of the attacker.
- get greater variety of forehand serves
- try to get in with forehand topspins a little faster trying to win the point directy
- absolutely try to use the long pimples on the forehand when confronted with slow and spinny forehand topspins
- practice awkward flips/lifts with the pimples when attacker pushes ball back too often.
- practice counterspinning slow topspins into her forehand ideally with a lot of sidespin in order to break rhythm of attacker.
- practice “float” defending with forehand making the attacker unsure whether the chop that comes back has much or no backspin at all.