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Mats Wilander for sport.pl: Safina's game is one-dimensional

Power in tennis is not essential if you're fast on court. You don't have to hit the ball unearthly strong to win a match. It suffices that you run to them all and hit back that your opponent loses a rally. This is Radwanska's and Wozniacki's style. Today it's definitely better tactics in women's tennis than a pure power. Look at Safina - so what that she can hit ball strong, if besides that she hasn't got much to offer. Her tennis is one-dimensional. Diversity pays - says Mats Wilander in the interview for sport.pl.

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Wozniacki's game is not one dimensional? Her game is to get the ball back over the net. Don't get me started on that 2-handed slice..

Almost all the WTA have one-dimensional games; the only players with a real diverse game are Franny, Henin, and probably a few others.

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Safina > Wozniacki and especially Radwanska.

Wilander's just jumping on the bandwagon.
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Wozniacki's game is not one dimensional? Her game is to get the ball back over the net. Don't get me started on that 2-handed slice..

Almost all the WTA have one-dimensional games; the only players with a real diverse game are Franny, Henin, and probably a few others.
Tell me, what is tennis about then?
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Wozniacki's game is not one dimensional? Her game is to get the ball back over the net. Don't get me started on that 2-handed slice..

Almost all the WTA have one-dimensional games; the only players with a real diverse game are Franny, Henin, and probably a few others.
Well Safina is one-dimensional in the most literal sense of the word. For a period, there was only one dimension in her game, and it was plan A, plan B, and plan C

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Tell me, what is tennis about then?
If tennis was just getting a ball over the net, you and I both know that no one would be watching it.

Caroline was doing much more than just getting a ball over the net at the end of last season, we both know that. But to say that Safina is one-dimensional and Caroline is not.. simply is a strange statement.

What Caroline has over Safina is her mental fortitude, and that's why she has success right now.


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Well Safina is one-dimensional in the most literal sense of the word. For a period, there was only one dimension in her game, and it was plan A, plan B, and plan C
Sounds like most of the tour right now Plan A is usually bash the ball as hard as you can, plan B is to start pushing, or bash harder.

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If tennis was just getting a ball over the net, you and I both know that no one would be watching it.

Caroline was doing much more than just getting a ball over the net at the end of last season, we both know that. But to say that Safina is one-dimensional and Caroline is not.. simply is a strange statement.

What Caroline has over Safina is her mental fortitude, and that's why she has success right now.
You can't blame a player for trying to get the ball over the net. Otherwise you won't win any matches. It is all about how you get the ball over the net.
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Wilander hates everyone though, so lets just be surprised he complimented someone.

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Why is he bagging on Safina? She doesn't even have a game anymore.
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You can't blame a player for trying to get the ball over the net. Otherwise you won't win any matches. It is all about how you get the ball over the net.
And both Safina and Caroline have only one way of getting the ball over the net - Safina extremely flat and heavy, and Wozniacki hitting it with heavy topspin. Wilander just likes to make stupid statements, like saying Warinka has the best 1-handed backhand

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Why is he bagging on Safina? She doesn't even have a game anymore.
Sad but true. Wozniacki's game is also pretty damn one dimensional. When her opponents fail to hand her matches on a silver platter due to monstrous amounts of unforced errors, and are hitting the ball well, Wozniacki fails to provide any resistance. She simply continues to run, do more running and spin her groundstrokes halfway up the court only to watch helplessly as they are continuously hammered past her for winners.

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You can't blame a player for trying to get the ball over the net. Otherwise you won't win any matches. It is all about how you get the ball over the net.
LOL at all the Wozniacki fans, desperately trying to find excuses for each and everything. There are other players who win matches without being a pusher.

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LOL at all the Wozniacki fans, desperately trying to find excuses for each and everything. There are other players who win matches without being a pusher.
This thread is not about Wozniacki. And the 20 year old world #1 doesnt need excuses, the women she plays need them.

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LOL at all the Wozniacki fans, desperately trying to find excuses for each and everything. There are other players who win matches without being a pusher.
Then please tell me: How do you win matches without getting the ball over the net?
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