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Can Wozniacki win Roland Garros 2010?

I realise people are going to shoot me down for this, but I really do think she's in with a great shout. Watching her matches against Azarenka and Zvonareva at the SEC, it really struck me how much she's turned a corner with her game recently. She was playing with a LOT of width, moving her opponent all over the place... she was dictating play while maintaining a lot of margin for error. It struck me that that style of play could be fantastically effective on clay. Plus she is of course a great defender, her serve should reap more rewards on clay than on any other surface (she gets great placement on it even if it isn't the fastest, but placement is effetive on clay) and she's shown herself to be one of the mentally-toughest girls on tour atm. I find it hard to see her winning any of the other majors... I think she'll become a fixture in the later rounds, but it's probably true that Williams, Sharapova, Clijsters et al will have too much in their arsenal for her on the faster surfaces. But on clay, I really think Wozniacki has what it takes to be great. Thoughts?
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If the draw falls apart (like 2008) and Justine Henin's comeback is going slowly.. she could be in with a big chance. However, I think Kim or Justine will take RG 2010. However, I definitely see what you are saying and do think that one day Caroline will win in Paris.
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No, because Sharapova is winning it. It's written in the stars.

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Re: Can Wozniacki win Roland Garros 2010?

No.

Because it's her worst surface!!11
And she's too green to win RG.
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Because it's her worst surface!!11
And she's too green to win RG.
It's maybe been her worst surface results-wise so far (although not by much... she made a whole lot of finals on that surface this year), but it's the surface that should be best suited to her game imo. Her general game and confidence has come on leaps and bounds since this year's clay season ended anyway, so it's hard to judge her future potential on clay on past results.
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If the draw falls apart (like 2008)
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Re: Can Wozniacki win Roland Garros 2010?

She has just beaten one top 10 player in her entire career at a GS so far.
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She has just beaten one top 10 player in her entire career at a GS so far.
Had Serena ever beaten any before her first Slam win?
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Had Serena ever beaten any before her first Slam win?
Yes she had, and are you trying to compare Serena at 17 to Caro at 19?

Serena even before she won USO 99 had already shown the potential by destroying the entire top 20 at LA, Miami, IW, Paris. Caro has done no such thing.
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I don't think so. The final will be Henin def. Clijsters 6-4 6-2. Wozniacki will face Henin in the second round.
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Yes she had, and are you trying to compare Serena at 17 to Caro at 19?

Serena even before she won USO 99 had already shown the potential by destroying the entire top 20 at LA, Miami, IW, Paris. Caro has done no such thing.
But you said beating them at a SLAM was a necessary qualification. And having quickly looked into it, it seems to me Serena had only got one win over a Top 10 player before USO99 (Spirlea, AO98)
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It's maybe been her worst surface results-wise so far (although not by much... she made a whole lot of finals on that surface this year), but it's the surface that should be best suited to her game imo. Her general game and confidence has come on leaps and bounds since this year's clay season ended anyway, so it's hard to judge her future potential on clay on past results.
There's a huge difference between red and green clay.
For exactly the reasons mentioned, imo green clay suits her very well, which we also had indications on this year.
But I think that red clay generally slows Caro's fast defensive movement and agile playing style so much that it's a disadvantage. And she's not like the worlds best slider.

To be honest, in Madrid she had a relatively easy walk to the final, and in Bastad she should've won.
But let's see

I still think her best chances are at AO and USO.
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It's maybe been her worst surface results-wise so far (although not by much... she made a whole lot of finals on that surface this year), but it's the surface that should be best suited to her game imo. Her general game and confidence has come on leaps and bounds since this year's clay season ended anyway, so it's hard to judge her future potential on clay on past results.
She has reached a grand total of two red clay court finals by defeating just one top-20 player (her bitch Pennetta) en route to both of them. Granted, you could be an utterly horrible claycourter and end up winning Roland Garros (e.g. Myskina) but it's still highly unlikely.
US Open is Wozniacki's best chance to win a slam but she will have to wait till Serena, Kim and Justine retire once and for all.
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But you said beating them at a SLAM was a necessary qualification. And having quickly looked into it, it seems to me Serena had only got one win over a Top 10 player before USO99 (Spirlea, AO98)
I said that about mediocre players like Caroline who has already played in 12 Grandslams and has just 1 top 10 victory. Serena ahd played in only 6 grandslams before she won hers, she didn't have as much time as Wozniacki to rack up top 10 victories either

(Plus Serena was an exception, and she had proved that she was an exception by destroying all those players at huge level tournaments, caro hasn't done that either)
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