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Caroline Wozniacki..isn't JUST a PUSHER.

She's an effective ball striker. I said yesterday that she's a pusher. She's more than that. She's a CONSISTANT ball striker who knows how to work a point. I no longer think that Caroline is a pusher. She does need to go for more of her shots, but that will come in time.

I actually sat down and watched her gamestyle and she has alot of talent. She gets the job done by outlasting her opponents on the court.
Caroline is a throwback player who is giving the tour fits. She's giving fans fits too. Giving credit to this kid for playing solid tennis. Her game reminds me a lot of Martina Hingis. She uses her legs like Amanda Coetzer and gets to many balls.

Caro is NOT a pusher. She's a crafty player who knows how to place a tennis ball without using a lot of raw power. I for one like her style.

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Re: Caroline Wozniacki..isn't JUST a PUSHER.

I have to agree. Still not a fan of her however.
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Re: Caroline Wozniacki..isn't JUST a PUSHER.

She is a pusher. Other WTA players AND their coaches have said so themselves.
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Re: Caroline Wozniacki..isn't JUST a PUSHER.

shes got a head. its nice to see.

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Re: Caroline Wozniacki..isn't JUST a PUSHER.

what doe she push? crack cocaine?

well seriously how come you call her a pusher from just watching her on TV. TV distorts a lot of things so to make an informed judgement you have to watch someone play live or be their opponent. I watched her live at the Aus Open earlier this year and she didn't seem a pusher to me. And even if a 'pusher' that sort of game is very effective on clay and can also lead to a lot of consistency and letting the other player make the mistakes.


Also I remember on this board couple of years ago (and recently) saying Safina was 'nuts' and never would amount to anything, then I saw her play live very close to her match at Sydney in 2008 and I remember thinking wow this girl as explosive and accurate as any ive seen play live, and now she's number 1. So its easy to make judgements on TV but I don't think they are always acurate, if a person is percieved as a pusher or not if they are beating people they play great tennis
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She's a very intuitive player. She's no injured Azarenka slamming the ball like a moron. I predict hse will have a long career.
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Re: Caroline Wozniacki..isn't JUST a PUSHER.

I think it's a bit sad how most people on TennisForum have been so exposed to brainless, error-filled tennis that they can't appreciate players who can hit more than three balls in a row in. It drives them bonkers. They think it's boring because she doesn't do much, but is it really any more boring than those matches that have seven or eight points in a row in which the players hit the ball several feet long or into the net?
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Re: Caroline Wozniacki..isn't JUST a PUSHER.

Quote: Urszula Radwanska - "She's just a pusher!"
Quote: Kleybanova's coach - "She doesn't do anything. She just waits for your mistakes."
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Quote: Urszula Radwanska - "She's just a pusher!"
Quote: Kleybanova's coach - "She doesn't do anything. She just waits for your mistakes."
and yes she's making semi's and finals of major tournaments consistently and these players aren't

sour grapes anyone?
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I like Wozniacki.

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I think it's a bit sad how most people on TennisForum have been so exposed to brainless, error-filled tennis that they can't appreciate players who can hit more than three balls in a row in. It drives them bonkers. They think it's boring because she doesn't do much, but is it really any more boring than those matches that have seven or eight points in a row in which the players hit the ball several feet long or into the net?


Yeah, I've got to agree. It seems like everyone on this board is an ADHD 12 year old, who can't stand anything but wham, bam, thank you mam styles of tennis.

Wozniacki doesn't attack like most of the girls, but IMO that takes more courage than being a ball basher. It's so EASY to hit hard, and easy to hit even harder when the pressure's on (not saying they go in...). It takes more guts IMO to stay patient and focused, and keep the ball in play when it's a tough situation - you're holding back, versus letting it all hang loose. The second type may be more exciting, but it sure as hell doesn't make you a "better" or more "deserving" player.
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and yes she's making semi's and finals of major tournaments consistently and these players aren't

sour grapes anyone?
Hating on Caro is getting a bit old I admit. As long as Dementieva and Erakovic don't have to face her too much (well, lose anyway) then I could care less about her playing style really. If you don't like her, don't watch her right?
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I love players like A.Radwanska and Chakvetadze, so it's not that I'm biased against girls who can keep the ball in play.

It's just that Wozniacki doesn't do anything, like Kleybanova's coach said. Her goal is just to keep the ball in play; she doesn't achieve for anything more. And not only is that boring, it's not good for women's tennis that a player with so little talent can reach the Top 10. And the hype that she gets is ridiculous--way more than her actual play justifies. She is ruining lives and hopefully Dinara will stop her tomorrow.

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I love players like A.Radwanska and Chakvetadze, so it's not that I'm biased against girls who can keep the ball in play.

It's just that Wozniacki doesn't do anything, like Kleybanova's coach said. Her goal is just to keep the ball in play; she doesn't achieve for anything more. And not only is that boring, it's not good for women's tennis that a player with so little talent can reach the Top 10. And the hype that she gets is ridiculous--way more than her actual play justifies. She is ruining lives and hopefully Dinara will stop her tomorrow.
If anyone's life is being ruined because Wozniacki is winning and making the Top 10, then either you or the people you know need to GET lives.
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I love players like A.Radwanska and Chakvetadze, so it's not that I'm biased against girls who can keep the ball in play.

It's just that Wozniacki doesn't do anything, like Kleybanova's coach said. Her goal is just to keep the ball in play; she doesn't achieve for anything more. And not only is that boring, it's not good for women's tennis that a player with so little talent can reach the Top 10. And the hype that she gets is ridiculous--way more than her actual play justifies. She is ruining lives and hopefully Dinara will stop her tomorrow.
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