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Irony of Ironies: By Recent Results, Wozniacky is now the Biggest Rival For Serena

.. that is right.
Caro beat Serena in Miami, then she gave a run for her money with an impressive first set performance.
Neither Vika, nor Maria, current #1 and #2 respectively, can make this claim
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Re: Irony of Ironies: By Recent Results, Wozniacky is now the Biggest Rival For Seren

so an uncommitted, unconfident Wozniacki is more of a threat to Serena than a prime Azarenka?
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Re: Irony of Ironies: By Recent Results, Wozniacky is now the Biggest Rival For Seren

Before this shit show starts.... It's about match ups. Simple. Woz backboard game is a better match up against Serena vs. Maria and Vika's ballbashing style, combine that with the fact that Woz has a great mental game and will fight you until you die, it makes perfect sense. So stop kicking up some dirt.

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so an uncommitted, unconfident Wozniacki is more of a threat to Serena than a prime Azarenka?
I only go by the results, not the psychological disposition of the player

... kind of like what Capriati was to Serena.
Capriati would not at be at her best against other players, but when she meets Serena, she manages to bring her A-game
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Re: Irony of Ironies: By Recent Results, Wozniacky is now the Biggest Rival For Seren

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Before this shit show starts.... It's about match ups. Simple. Woz backboard game is a better match up against Serena vs. Maria and Vika's ballbashing style, combine that with the fact that Woz has a great mental game and will fight you until you die, it makes perfect sense. So stop kicking up some dirt.
I am not kicking up dirt, I go by recent results, plain and simple

I added Irony to the title because Caro isn't getting much respect on this forum.
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Re: Irony of Ironies: By Recent Results, Wozniacky is now the Biggest Rival For Seren

Whilst I wouldn't say Wozniacki is anywhere near a tough match up for Serena despite their recent results, she is far tougher than our current top 2 because a) she is able to rally with Serena a fair amount and b)she places balls in odd places around the court which force Serena off balance, resulting in a flurry of errors and/or force her to adjust her footwork which she isn't entirely comfortable with or to keen to do. Sharapova has nothing to hurt Serena with, that Serena doesn't do better. Azarenka hits a lot flatter than Wozniacki and contrary to popular opinion does not have a serve which is considerably better and so it's easier for Serena to generate pace against her.
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Re: Irony of Ironies: By Recent Results, Wozniacky is now the Biggest Rival For Seren

Exactly like JJ
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Re: Irony of Ironies: By Recent Results, Wozniacky is now the Biggest Rival For Seren

serena has always struggled against jankovic, capriati, dementieva. all of them can get as many ball backs as caro. it's all about the match up.

plus, for god's sake, caro has just won only ONE match between this match up. doesn't say much. u should have waited until caro can trail from their H2H to level up

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Whilst I wouldn't say Wozniacki is anywhere near a tough match up for Serena despite their recent results, she is far tougher than our current top 2 because a) she is able to rally with Serena a fair amount and b)she places balls in odd places around the court which force Serena off balance, resulting in a flurry of errors and/or force her to adjust her footwork which she isn't entirely comfortable with or to keen to do. Sharapova has nothing to hurt Serena with, that Serena doesn't do better. Azarenka hits a lot flatter than Wozniacki and contrary to popular opinion does not have a serve which is considerably better and so it's easier for Serena to generate pace against her.
Well, we go by the results, don't we?
Caro has a victory, lost in a 3-setter this week, after playing an impressive first set.

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Re: Irony of Ironies: By Recent Results, Wozniacky is now the Biggest Rival For Seren

Wozniacki and Radwanska are the best defensive players on tour today, along with perhaps Serena herself although hard to tell as there is nobody but maybe Kvitova who she hasnt played in a long time, who could make her play any real defense right now. To have any chance vs Serena you have to be a great defender, hence why Capriati and Henin gave her trouble, especialy when both could be agressive as well. Sharapova tries to outhit Serena off the ground, which is how she beats most players on tour, but Serena when charged up has more power on all shots, and Maria cant defend anywhere near well enough. Azarenka is a jack of all trades, master of none type player, and cant do squat on either side of the ball vs an in form Serena. Wozniacki also has some offensive capabilities to ability be agressive, not Capriati and Henin level of course, she just for some stupid reason keeps it hidden vs most opponents, but seems to show it atleast in flashes when Serena is on the other side.
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Re: Irony of Ironies: By Recent Results, Wozniacky is now the Biggest Rival For Seren

We are completely disregarding Rena's performances in these last two matches right?

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Re: Irony of Ironies: By Recent Results, Wozniacky is now the Biggest Rival For Seren

Wozniacki is a MASSIVE] threat against ANYONE when she's playing at her best. Hopefully, she starts to play like she did against Serena in that first set more often. She'll get back to #1 like that.
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I think for some reason,Serena has more respect for Wozniacki than for Azarenka or Sharapova
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Re: Irony of Ironies: By Recent Results, Wozniacky is now the Biggest Rival For Seren

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Wozniacki is a MASSIVE] threat against ANYONE when she's playing at her best. Hopefully, she starts to play like she did against Serena in that first set more often. She'll get back to #1 like that.


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I think for some reason,Serena has more respect for Wozniacki than for Azarenka or Sharapova
I think your right because they are really good friends if I am not mistaken
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