Game and skills analysis Kim Song I (PRK)


The following observations are of course my personal view and do not claim to be the “truth”!

Here comes Kim Song I (PRK):

Strengths:

  • great physical fitness
  • very good footwork
  • good backhand defense
  • good placement when pushing the ball (often placed with forehand into backhand of attacker)
  • very good backhand serves
  • nice loop defending when forced to
  • good forehand smash against weak topspins

Weaknesses:

  • can’t read spin well enough as you can see when she is returning ball to high when confronted with a “push-lift”-ball with long-pips by Ito Mima
  • no shown forehand serves
  • forehand defense too inconsistent and often too high
  • forehand topspin too inconsistent

Suggestions:

  • practice forehand serves
  • practice twiddling
  • practice backhand pushlifting with long pips or backhand topspin with pips-in
  • practice defending with long pips on forehand
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