The following observations are of course my personal view and do not claim to be the “truth”!
Here comes Aikaterini TOLIOU (GRE)): Not much to say from just one video!
- good footwork
- good fighting spirit (didn’t give up after being down 0:3)
- nice use of long pips to attack on pushes with backhand
- defending generally could be more consistent on both sides
- problems when confronted with balls played into her body
- hugh problems when confronted with slow topspins into her forehand (often puts them back off the table or far too high)
- too many backhand security serves
- goes far off the table too early and often without need
- footwork and body placement: She often advances her right leg as if she knows that the ball could only come to her backhand thus blocking her forehand completely
- practise versatile serves especially also with forehand
- forehand defence should get more constistent, lower and with more chop
- should practise more attacking with forehand in all kind of situations: against pushes, from far behind the table etc.
- should practise defending balls played into her body with backhand and quick lateral footwork.
- maybe she should learn to use defending with long pips on forehand if getting ball low and consistently with pips-in doesn’t work out