Re: The Case Against Caro Haters
Yes I have seen that sentiment expressed before and that is just a croc. To be able to return what would be a winner against most other players is to my mind a much more spectacular skill than smashing an easy putaway. In the final against Bartoli, Caro won three points on unbelievable returns; one of them in the final game that brought the score to 30-30. Caro returned a smash from Marion that was simply breathtaking.
That was indeed a good get, but there are players who make incredible retrievals look better than Caro does.
They are also capable of amazing shot-making, which is very different from "smashing an easy putaway".
Caroline Wozniacki just has a slightly awkward way of hitting the ball. Turning the body and uncoiling it is ideal for hitting a heavy ball, but the way she does it seems a tad uncoordinated, almost as though she's flinging her torso forward. And that's just her groundstrokes.
I suggest you watch more tennis if you've not seen these players. Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams, Venus Williams are all good places to start with.
A single flow'r he sent me, since we met./All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet - One perfect rose.
I knew the language of the floweret;/'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet/One perfect rose.
Why is it no one ever sent me yet/One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get/One perfect rose.
Last edited by moby; Mar 23rd, 2011 at 06:45 AM.