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(2011) Biggest Women's Disappointment: Caroline Wozniacki

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Biggest Women's Disappointment: Caroline Wozniacki
By Steve Tignor - Wednesday, December 28, 2011

She finished No. 1, and she won six titles and a tour-best 63 matches overall. How disappointing could Caroline Wozniacki’s 2011 have been? In the end, it was a bummer because the pressure and the expectations were so high, and she failed to live up to them when it mattered most.

The biggest question in women’s tennis as the year began was whether the player whom the WTA computer said was the best in the world could finally win one of the four biggest tournaments in the world. Wozniacki looked like she might shut all of the doubters up right away at the Australian Open, where she held a match point on Li Na to advance to the final. But she lost that point and that match, she left the court in tears, and she never threatened at a Slam again.

At Roland Garros, Wozniacki was hit off the court by talented head case Daniela Hantuchova. At Wimbledon, the diminutive Dominika Cibulkova did the same. At the Open, Wozniacki at least reached the semis, but there she put up only tepid resistance in a straight-set loss to Serena Williams.

What may have made it all worse is that by the end of the season, it appeared that Wozniacki had been passed in the “future of women’s tennis” sweepstakes by fellow youngster Petra Kvitova, who already has a Wimbledon title. All Wozniacki is left with is the same pressure that comes with being the woman whom the computer says is the best in the world.

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It's pathetic to see an experienced sportswriter fall into the idiocy of viewing the rankings as being a measure of "best in the world." Apparently Goebbels was correct.



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She was above par till Miami (Dubai W, IW W, Doha F, AO SF, Miami 4R), had an average clay season (winning charleston and Brussels, got beaten by Goerges twice though). However, after the RG loss, she completely fell apart from then on (I know she then reached USO SF, so what? She was humiliated in the semifinal match, and it wasn't close to the AO SF she played earlier this year).

She could have done better IMO, at least she should concentrate in slams trying to get a GS final.

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No doubt Wozniacki is the most 'disappointing' of all players for Kvitova fans. If Kvitova managed to finish ranked ahead of her Woz would not be all that bad...
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Why would Kvitova fans be upset? She has a GS and the World Champs in her collection already

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It's pathetic to see an experienced sportswriter fall into the idiocy of viewing the rankings as being a measure of "best in the world." Apparently Goebbels was correct.
When Tignor, probably the best tennis observer in the world, talks that #1 and "the best in the world" terms are related, this forum's amateurs should better shut up and accept it as a given.

Personally I don't like that repeated "computer" adjective, but whatever...
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When Tignor, probably the best tennis observer in the world, talks that #1 and "the best in the world" terms are related, this forum's amateurs should better shut up and accept it as a given.

Personally I don't like that repeated "computer" adjective, but whatever...
What troll are you?
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When Tignor, probably the best tennis observer in the world, talks that #1 and "the best in the world" terms are related, this forum's amateurs should better shut up and accept it as a given.

Personally I don't like that repeated "computer" adjective, but whatever...
Well, he's the best tennis observer for trolls like you. If Tignor writes that grass is blue in his next article will you buy into that as well?
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Well, he's the best tennis observer for trolls like you. If Tignor writes that grass is blue in his next article will you buy into that as well?
No, he's the best tennis observer for the real tennis fans like me. If you knew tennis you would have known that.

It amuses me how a writer is immediately called "an observer for trolls" only because he writes something that this forum's experts are not agree with.

Can anyone enlighten me if the average age of this forum's posters is above at least 15?
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It's pathetic to see an experienced sportswriter fall into the idiocy of viewing the rankings as being a measure of "best in the world."
But...he doesn't. That's the point of his note. Read it carefully, every mention of it is prefaced by "the computer says/said is," thereby mocking the computer, as we all should.

So, Tignor, "probably the best tennis observer in the world" is pointing out she is ranked #1 but clearly not the best. Tignor fans should see that he is making fun of Woz and her ranking. Grass is blue!

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But...he doesn't. That's the point of his note. Read it carefully, every mention of it is prefaced by "the computer says/said is," thereby mocking the computer, as we all should.

So, Tignor, "probably the best tennis observer in the world" is pointing out she is ranked #1 but clearly not the best. Tignor fans should see that he is making fun of Woz and her ranking. Grass is blue!
yep it was both a swipe at caro and the ranking system in one.

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yep it was both a swipe at caro and the ranking system in one.
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But...he doesn't. That's the point of his note. Read it carefully, every mention of it is prefaced by "the computer says/said is," thereby mocking the computer, as we all should.

So, Tignor, "probably the best tennis observer in the world" is pointing out she is ranked #1 but clearly not the best. Tignor fans should see that he is making fun of Woz and her ranking. Grass is blue!
Yup. Only shows how allergic the haters are to see "the best player" close to her name. But there is no fire without smoke...
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But...he doesn't. That's the point of his note. Read it carefully, every mention of it is prefaced by "the computer says/said is," thereby mocking the computer, as we all should.

So, Tignor, "probably the best tennis observer in the world" is pointing out she is ranked #1 but clearly not the best. Tignor fans should see that he is making fun of Woz and her ranking. Grass is blue!
That pretty much sums up his and yours ability to analyse what's going on in the tennis world.
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Yup. Only shows how allergic the haters are to see "the best player" close to her name. But there is no fire without smoke...
if she's the best player then how come lower ranked players can beat her so easily
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