Re: Is Wozniacki green with envy of Petra's 2011 success?
Letīs say she is very aware of what happens around her. Six months ago, she was #1 without a Slam, but she must have felt pretty confident that she was the top dog of the young generation, so she was basically taking it on the chin, racking up the weeks at #1, and sitting out Serena, Clijsters, Venus, Na Li, Schiavone, Stosur, Zvonareva, Jankovic and company. Eventually the Slams would pile up and the weeks @ #1 would be validated.
Then it started to happen. Kvitova won Wimbledon and YEC. Azarenka won Miami again, pushed Kvitova all the day on Petraīs best surfaces, while making the SF of Wimbledon and the YEC final. Only Serena stopped her from making a deeper run at the USO. Radwanska changed her coach, and suddenly started to win bigger events and raised her level of tennis. Petkovic reached three Slam QFs, and showed she can hang with basically every player in the world game-wise. Lisicki came back out of nowhere, and won three tournaments in three months. Then there is always the threat that Pavlyuchenkova comes out of a winter break in shape and starts to tap into her potential. Goerges basically owned her on clay, Sharapova started to beat her.
So itīs not just Kvitova. Suddenly there are 6-8 youngish players that can and have beaten her, that have started to realize their potential in 2011, while it was a year of standstill at best for Wozniacki.
- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a reigning world #1.
- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a top 5 player at a major.
- Caroline Wozniacki has not beaten a top 3 player en route to any of her 23 titles.
- Caroline Wozniacki has beaten two top 5 players en route to her 23 titles (#4 Zvonareva and #5 Schiavone)
-Her fans think she had very bad luck with her Grand Slam and Regular Tour draws.