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post #1 of 222 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 2011, 03:28 AM Thread Starter
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What do you think Wozniacki's end of year ranking will be in 2012?

My pick is is somewhere between #7-10. I think that Serena, Kim, Vika, Petra, Sharapova, and Stosur will all surpass her in the rankings at the very least. She'll win some titles and have a couple of second week runs at the Slams, will likely qualify for Istanbul, but nothing more than that.

I'm also saying this under the assumption that she doesn't make any major changes to her game and continues to be a counter-puncher bordering on retriever.
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Re: What do you think Wozniacki's end of year ranking will be in 2012?

My guess 2012 is the last year Dullniacki spends in top 10.
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Re: What do you think Wozniacki's end of year ranking will be in 2012?

#2-#5 unless a major injury.

This whole thing about Borz suddenly fading into irrelevancy(ranking wise) is nice on paper, but it isn't going to happpen. The rest of the tour is just too bad in a day-in/day-out basis to stop her over and over.

Her ranking now allows for BYEs and easier opponents in the early rounds, and she plays a loaded schedule. She's not going anywhere.
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Re: What do you think Wozniacki's end of year ranking will be in 2012?

Somewhere around #7.

I also have a feeling her only silverware of the year will come in New Haven, thus she'll have to spend 51 of 52 weeks titleless
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Re: What do you think Wozniacki's end of year ranking will be in 2012?

Also to add,

The main people that can stop her in every tournament are the ones that barely play.
Kvitova being #2 helps Borz in that any tournament they both enter for the next few months, they can only meet in the F.

Who else is left to stop her on the tour? Azarenka? Kuznetsova? Radwanska? Petkovic?
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Who else is left to stop her on the tour?
Any top 50 player with decent ball striking skills.
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Any top 50 player with decent ball striking skills.
I don't know if that's true. She's had some clunker losses this year (Vinci, McHale), but she's not susceptible to losing to anyone in the top 50.
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Any top 50 player with decent ball striking skills.
The same players that were around in 2010 and 2011 are the same ones that will be around next year.

Nothing new is being added to the tour. It's the same choking, error-prone girls that she's been beating. Unless they magically became endowed with a new burst of talent and mental fortitude, the same things will happen.

She'll be stopped in all the slams.
She'll be one of the bigger forces on the tour weekly.

She'll be top 3 or top 5 year end.
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The same players that were around in 2010 and 2011 are the same ones that will be around next year.

Nothing new is being added to the tour. It's the same choking, error-prone girls that she's been beating. Unless they magically became endowed with a new burst of talent and mental fortitude, the same things will happen.

She'll be stopped in all the slams.
She'll be one of the bigger forces on the tour weekly.

She'll be top 3 or top 5 year end.
But don't forget, since Wimbledon, Wozniacki is only #7 in terms of ranking points earnt, even though that whole period is her favoured hardcourts. She's still relying on her points from the Australian/Dubai/Indian Wells. She would have to lift her game in real terms to finish in the top 5 next year, because a continuation of her level from the second half of 2011 wouldn't cut it, even taking into account her skill at vulturing WTA tournaments that the elite don't bother with.
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The mistake people make is thinking lower ranked players will choke to Dullniacki. She's been figured out - even most brainless ballbasher will not go all out against her anymore, knowing how harmless she is on offense and will patiently bide their time to crush Dullniacki's mid-court moonballs. Why did her results suffer in the latter part of 2011? Because she stagnated. Added nothing to her game and other players realized she was very beatable - unlike in late 2010 where Dullniacki's defense was so feared that everyone would try painting the lines against her and lose with 60UE. Not anymore.
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#2! This bitch isn't going anywhere folks
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But don't forget, since Wimbledon, Wozniacki is only #7 in terms of ranking points earnt, even though that whole period is her favoured hardcourts. She's still relying on her points from the Australian/Dubai/Indian Wells. She would have to lift her game in real terms to finish in the top 5 next year, because a continuation of her level from the second half of 2011 wouldn't cut it, even taking into account her skill at vulturing WTA tournaments that the elite don't bother with.
Legitimately she did perform poorly the second half of the year.

Some of it due to a low level of play, and I think the indoor-grass-clay-hard surface change really fucked her over for the Canada/Cincinnati double. That was bad scheduling and completely her own fault for wanting to play those dumb MMs so close together.

Starting off fresh with the off-season break, I see no real signs that she'll continue to perform at her post-Wimbledon level.

If she does then I'll gladly be wrong. I just have such little faith in the tour that has failed to contain her since late 2009.
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Re: What do you think Wozniacki's end of year ranking will be in 2012?

I think between #5-10. Maintaining such great consistency is really tough, especially for someone who isn't one of the "greats". If Serena and Kim play a full schedule, they should pass Caro. Maria's got room to move up, and Petra should be Top 3 all year IMO.

I expect Caro to win about 4 titles, make a GS SF, but overall not do all that well. She'll hopefully realize she needs to seriously improve her game.
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