Re: Articles and Interviews
The reason I say it feels like an article written at end of 2011 is it talks in terms of winning a grand slam being the next step for Caroline and what she needs to do that. How Caro is a great defensive player and almost a wall from the back of the court, but to win grand slams she will have to step up and be more aggressive. Without even getting into whether that is true (it's debatable), firstly she feels so far from winning a grand slam right now that I am not sure that is the next step, it maybe in terms of her career, but she doesn't even feel on the right path right now. Secondly almost unanimously everyone would agree that Caro is nowhere near the great wall she once was from the back of the court, she certainly is nowhere near the best defensive player on tour anymore.
One thing I would also like to see brought up, there are quotes from Caro where she says she knows she needs to be more aggressive in matches. How does she plan on implementing this vs the big hitters like Sharapova. She doesn't have the big first strike on either serve or return, she is normally pinned back deep in the court from the start of the rally vs big hitters, so what is the plan to implement the aggressive strategy vs these players. We saw in Indian Wells, there is a world of difference between getting on the front foot vs say Kerber than there is vs Sharapova and others.