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Piotr Wozniacki lashes out at critics


Piotr Wozniacki lashes out at his and daughter Caroline’s critics for saying she should consider hiring a new coach. Piotr is Caroline’s primary coach, but she also uses the services of adidas’ Sven Groenfeld. Piotr was not at the tournament in Bastad, Sweden, where Caroline retired in the second round with an injury.

"I hope that all the Danish experts are pleased that the father is no longer with her daughter, says Piotr told Ekstra Bladet. "There has been a lot of focus on me, so I hope the experts are satisfied that I was not in Bastad."

Caroline wrote on her blog that she might be considering doing some things differently. The No. 1 suffered early defeats both at Roland Garros and at Wimbledon.

"I know there are many who criticize me and who want, among other things, that I need to change coaches. It is a period when I walk around and think about what will happen in the future. The period I have to go through now is not easy. That is why I will take my precautions about how I must make myself ready for the challenges ahead…I am sorry to have disappointed my fans with a defeat, but I will get strong again and will do anything to get even better."
>> Must or musn't she change coach !? Advise her in this possibly rough period of her career, she must be reading ; my thought, with or without her father, with or without a coach new or old, her game is just not good enough to win a major and might never be... it's like to get a Cadillac to perform like a Ferrari. Kisses Caro.

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Whether or not Caro changes coach is of little consequence. A coach, however brilliant, cannot give talent to player, which is something she lacks.
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Her father's coaching allows Caro to win WTA tour events, but not slams. We'll see what she wants more, the gold or the glory.
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Whether or not Caro changes coach is of little consequence. A coach, however brilliant, cannot give talent to player, which is something she lacks.
Talented enough to be number 1 and beat Petra 3 times.
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Talented enough to be number 1 and beat Petra 3 times.
What does Petra have to do with this?
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Don't change ANYTHING! I want her to lose early in US Open like she did at RG and Wimby. I like things the way they are.

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What does Petra have to do with this?
Graftard is a huge Petra fan. He/she thinks that she's soooooooooo talented and that Caroline doesn't have any talent.
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Talented enough to be number 1 and beat Petra 3 times.
Yeah, okay. Her #1 is a joke and you know it. She'd never be #1 5-6 years ago. Don't get me wrong, I am not a "hater", I think Caro is good for the sport to keep other players honest. She's a top 5-10 material for sure with her consistency and decent mental strength. HOWEVER - I don't think she is talented enough dominate the sport and win multiple slams like many Carotards seem to think... Just way too many weaknesses in her game and she's too stubborn to change her ways since her counterpunching got her the #1 rank. Plus I have a feeling she's just milking the sport for $$$, she doesn't care about the glory or being in history books, which is disappointing.

Compared to ruthless and talented competitors like Petra Kvitova who are hungry for glory and super ambitious to win the big titles, Caro is not looking too impressive. And when Kvitova fully dials in her game, Caro can kiss the #1 ranking goodbye. She'll be hit off court like in that Wimbledon match, except it will happen every time.
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Don't change ANYTHING! I want her to lose early in US Open like she did at RG and Wimby. I like things the way they are.
Not happening.
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Graftard is a huge Petra fan. He/she thinks that she's soooooooooo talented and that Caroline doesn't have any talent.
Petra is soooooooooo talented though, even more so than Caroline.
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Petra is soooooooooo talented though, even more so than Caroline.
I never said that she wasn't.
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Graftard is a huge Petra fan. He/she thinks that she's soooooooooo talented and that Caroline doesn't have any talent.
Which is obviously a fact, no !? Push-push does have some kind of talent hidden somewhere but the gap that separates her from Petra in that department is unmeasurable... don't try to put figures or words it's really just unmeasurable.

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Which is obviously a fact, no !? Push-push does have some kind of talent hidden somewhere but the gap that separates her from Petra in that department is unmeasurable... don't try to put figures or words it's really just unmeasurable.
No, that is not a fact. You put it into words by claiming that the gap is "unmeasurable."
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Kvitova is superior to Wozz as living are to the dead. Monstrous serve, forehand, good slice and ability to finish at the net - all of which Sunshine lacks. Once Kvitova completely reaches her prime at 23-24 years old, opponents will be lucky to last an hour against her. Caroline will hang around top 10, winning Brussels and Copenhagen every year to keep her rank, but she will not win a grand slam. Her weapons are simply too limited and she relies on on-court coaching far too much to be a champion. When I watch Caro, I do not see the ruthlessness of a champion, the ambition and the talent that made a player into a legend.
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