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Would it be better for Wozniacki not to be # 1?

I guess people would talk a lot more positive about Wozniacki if she was # 3 or 4 in the world. She would be a great # 4 and everyone would say: "She just needs to be more aggressive to make the next step..." and things like that.

But she was unlucky to got to the poleposition too early and everybody is wondering why she is # 1. And to be honest, she's not the best player in the world - despite her ranking. She's never a favorite against the real big players for the bookmakers.

But again she's so lucky with the draw in Melbourne...
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Re: Would it be better for Wozniacki not to be # 1?

It's okay for her to be number one. She still has incentive to do better.

Even when she was lower ranked her game was not popular with everyone. I'd let it go. People are going to have varying opinions about her, and until she wins a Slam, she'll always get the question about being no. 1 without a slam.
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No, it's a great achievement. Only time will tell if she remains a slamless #1 or goes the route of Momo and Kim.
I think she will win eventually.

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Re: Would it be better for Wozniacki not to be # 1?

I think if Kim or Vera takes it at the AO, she will go get it back.
The #1 ranking gives her something to fight for every match, not just majors.
She likes being #1 and its good motivation.

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But again she's so lucky with the draw in Melbourne...
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How is this funny? She's played okay tennis, but so many of the good players in her section of the draw got eliminated.
And I think that we'll see what she's really made of this year because she is lightening her schedule IIRC and will have to do better at each tournament if she wants to stay number 1 and will hopefully have more energy for the slams.
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How is this funny? She's played okay tennis, but so many of the good players in her section of the draw got eliminated.
So you agree. She had a though draw.
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Re: Would it be better for Wozniacki not to be # 1?

When she was #2 and even before that the number of ignorant haters and criticism at this forum was just as it is now.
They have just added an extra attribute to the repository of cliche's : Worst #1 ever.

Not that TF is a mirror of the public reception of her - thank God - but I think that Caro enjoys being #1, and will not defend that for any price, but have more ambitions and goal, including defined improvements of her game, and winning slams.

Also, I think she has the strong mentality to deal with the extra public focus and criticism, and it will not have any implications of her overall plans if she should loose the #1 rank sooner or later, eg. after AO.
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But again she's so lucky with the draw in Melbourne...
I guesss you are unaware of the other favorites draws then.
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So you agree. She had a though draw.
It depends on what her section of the draw means to you. To me, it means quarter since she is the number one seed. However, in her 1/8 of the draw, she had two relatively good players. I only expected her to have hard matches starting in the quarterfinals.
In terms of easiness to get to the quarters, she did have it easy especially with Bartoli out. However, she didn't have the easiest nor the hardest path so far.
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Agreed

I almost feel sorry for the haters. They've been using the same "lucky" excuse uninterrupted for almost three years now.

And no, Caroline is better served with #1 spot. Unlike Safina and Ivanovic, she feeds off of people doubting her. It fuels her. The more you hate on her, the farther she'll go so keep hating bitches.


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I guess people would talk a lot more positive about Wozniacki if she was # 3 or 4 in the world. She would be a great # 4 and everyone would say: "She just needs to be more aggressive to make the next step..." and things like that.

But she was unlucky to got to the poleposition too early and everybody is wondering why she is # 1. And to be honest, she's not the best player in the world - despite her ranking. She's never a favorite against the real big players for the bookmakers.

But again she's so lucky with the draw in Melbourne...


She didn't get there too early. She got the most points and won the most tournaments last year. Don't worry about her

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When will you learn that "pushers" never make it past the club level, let alone #1 on the WTA computer? Will it be too late?
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Re: Would it be better for Wozniacki not to be # 1?

No. It's great for her to be #1. She earned it, won six tournaments last year - more than anyone since Justine in 2007. And is proud and thrilled of it. It's an achievment she could only dream of getting when she was young. Very few players do it. It would be terrible if she was not #1 and deprived of what she earned and was denied the experience. And the idea that she would be better off if she played worse and not won so much so she wasn't #1 is ridiculous.

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Re: Would it be better for Wozniacki not to be # 1?

With Dinara, Ana, Jelena, people act like being #1 did something to them.
But there are plenty of players who didnt get near #1, and dropped off, like ACHAK.
It happens to some players, #1 or not.

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Re: Would it be better for Wozniacki not to be # 1?

It may be good she lose the no. 1 spot, so she have a goal get it back...

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