It's a win, yes. But don't see her getting past the 3rd Round playing like that, she winning more matches, but her tennis is getting worse! She wasn't THIS passive before, at least she was looking to use her strongest shots more often. Disappointing, hopefully she was just a bit nervous as it was the first match at a slam.
Hope she can play better in her next match!
Corswandt made a point that Caro is a gauge to see just how bad the majority of the tour is playing at the moment, at the time is shrugged it off as a hate-filled comment, but he couldn't be more right. She is the perfect gauage, but this doesn't mean she's a BAD player, just the tennis she is producing isn't worthy of what she's achieving! I'm sure when she starts to lose, she'll make changes and she'll be better because of it, but right now, there isn't a GREAT deal of motivation to change what she's doing. She's ranked higher than most of the girls her age (all?) and won her 6th title of her career last week
Even as a Caro fan I'll admit that Caro "pushed" her way to that win , second set was a bit better but the first set was atrocious , she was hitting even less harder than Dushevina against Venus yesterday No power, aggression , angles, spin, variety at all.
Oh well , she often plays patchy in her 1st round matches so hopefully it'll improve aka at Wimby , from struggling against Date Krumm to totally dominating Kiri and Medina Garrigues and giving Lisicki a tough match , today I was bored out of my mind watching her. Well done though , she stuck it out.
when jo 'i have 3 stock phrases and nothing else' durie points out that your tennis is as bland as your outfit, then you know you are a pusher. sorry even simon reed has picked up on how passive caro is now.