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Myskina was more consistent and mentally stronger 1 1.25%
Myskina had a better technique,footwork and game than Caro 40 50.00%
Myskina was more than just a pusher 31 38.75%
Myskina and Caro are the same.But it's not 2004 anymore 8 10.00%
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In what way Myskina was better than Caro???

What is the reason why Myskina was able to win a slam who acording to me had a similar game as to Caro's was able to win the FO in 2004 and Caro still not able to do well in slams?Vote on the poll or do you have different opinion..
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Re: In what way Myskina was better than Caro???

The most glaring difference is Nastya was much, much more technically astute than Wozniacki is or ever will be. Nastya could play an entirely different gameplan depending on who she was playing.
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Re: In what way Myskina was better than Caro???

I would vote on the poll if there was one...
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Re: In what way Myskina was better than Caro???

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The most glaring difference is Nastya was much, much more technically astute than Wozniacki is or ever will be. Nastya could play an entirely different gameplan depending on who she was playing.
this. myskina was a counter puncher by heart, but if she needed to step it up she very much was prepared to. she knew she was never going to outrally henin or the other big names, so she stepped up against those players.

myskina was also an out of sight better mover than woz could ever be.

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Re: In what way Myskina was better than Caro???

I like Caro and wasn't really a fan of Myskina, but really, the Caro only trumps Myskina in 2 categories - the ability to handle power hitters better and a better serve.

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Re: In what way Myskina was better than Caro???

There should be an option saying.

Myskina was just better.
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Re: In what way Myskina was better than Caro???

Myskina was much better at swearing at her coach.

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Re: In what way Myskina was better than Caro???

Myskina could step it up when she needed too and managed to beat Justine, Kim and Venus all more than once
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Re: In what way Myskina was better than Caro???

I don't really see Myskina as much better than Caro at anything, even though her game was aesthetically pleasing. She was a more fluid mover and had a more adept transition game and touch. Aside from that, Caro serves better and is stronger overall.
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Re: In what way Myskina was better than Caro???

she had dementieva on the other side. caro has a chance if she finds today's dementieva (maria sharapova w/o serve) on the other side.
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Re: In what way Myskina was better than Caro???

Voted for the third option.

Wozniacka is definitely more consistent and mentally stronger, and if I may say, more reliable technique on her groundstrokes. Myskina, IIRC, had a pretty flashy game that was less reliant on spin and more reliant on change of pace and quick sudden flat shots. (Wozniacka always takes the ball late; Myskina had the ability to take the ball late or early, depending on the situation.)

She didn't really have stable rally strokes - while she did fairly well in long rallies, she usually threw up loops and junk and relied on her superb movement and excellent anticipation skills to get away with those kinds of shots. Unlike Wozniacka, who is capable of rallying all day without missing and has superior weight of shot, Myskina had to take a more opportunistic approach. I don't think she took on any rally with the intent of waiting for an error to come. Usually she was looking for her opponent to drop a ball short, or to work themselves out of position, so that she can take charge and move forward.

The reason Myskina has a slam and Wozniacka doesn't is because she is capable of a higher peak level of play. Granted 2004 was a soft draw, and that Demented in a slam final is almost a bye, but it's not a given that Caro would have gotten past Venus and especially Capriati, both of whom Myskina completely outplayed.

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Re: In what way Myskina was better than Caro???

Myskina had enormous talent but I didn't really see her as a hardworker (like working harder to improve her serve). She's more of like a Marat Safin of WTA.

Karolina is less than talented compared to the crafty and cunning Myskina, but she HAS power and undoubtedly better work ethic. I know that she will one day surpass Myskina's lone slam, because unlike Nastya who wasted her talent, she actually has the determination to be great.

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Re: In what way Myskina was better than Caro???

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Voted for the third option.

Wozniacka is definitely more consistent and mentally stronger, and if I may say, more reliable technique on her groundstrokes. Myskina, IIRC, had a pretty flashy game that was less reliant on spin and more reliant on change of pace and quick sudden flat shots. (Wozniacka always takes the ball late; Myskina had the ability to take the ball late or early, depending on the situation.)

She didn't really have stable rally strokes - while she did fairly well in long rallies, she usually threw up loops and junk and relied on her superb movement and excellent anticipation skills to get away with those kinds of shots. Unlike Wozniacka, who is capable of rallying all day without missing and has superior weight of shot, Myskina had to take a more opportunistic approach. I don't think she took on any rally with the intent of waiting for an error to come. Usually she was looking for her opponent to drop a ball short, or to work themselves out of position, so that she can take charge and move forward.

The reason Myskina has a slam and Wozniacka doesn't is because she is capable of a higher peak level of play. Granted 2004 was a soft draw, and that Demented in a slam final is almost a bye, but it's not a given that Caro would have gotten past Venus and especially Capriati, both of whom Myskina completely outplayed.
How so? It was a pretty bad draw for Myskina - her coming through that draw made it all the more spectacular. And it wasn't as though clay was her best surface.

Don't mean to sound argumentative, but just stating. And I agree with everything else.

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Re: In what way Myskina was better than Caro???

well, she's not. awkward.
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Re: In what way Myskina was better than Caro???

myskina used to hit way harder than caro does

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