Game and skills analysis Qianhong Gotsch (China)

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

Here comes Qianhong Gotsch (China):


  • good backhand serves
  • very good forehand smash
  • good footwork
  • choppy fore and backhand when pushing


  • seems to play with two sides pips in, which is disadvantageous against better players
  • haven’t seen a forehand topspin from her yet
  • forehand defense looks more “shovely” than choppy


  • if you don’t want to use long pimples you need to be able to float back fast spinny topspins in order to keep the ball low and deceive the opponent. So practise heavy chop versus float on same kind of topspin
  • practise forehand serves