Matt tweeted that to me after I sent him an update on Caro's ankle situation. I tweeted back that after ankle injury in Copenhagen, she hasn't had a single serve over 150 kph. Of course her ball "has lost weight."
What's gone missing in the translations of politiken.dk's article is that Piotr feels that Caro has to keep the RG goal in mind. But as he said, it was 100% Caro's decision.
One day you really have to share, why you bother with Matt Cronin
Personally, I wouldn't even bother sending him abusing tweets.
I'm wondering if a "one-legged" Caro is confusing her opponents? She really has to change her style, not run after balls she has little chance of getting, and play more of an Aga style, more placement than power.
Let's hope Serena-Caro is on TV tomorrow. It may be a massacre -- though who knows -- but I'm curious to see the changes in Caro's strategies.
Foucs on RG and playing Madrid (even Rome) with the ankle injury, might not exclude each other.
Going from the advice given to her back in 2010, with the ankle taped up, effective locked, she could play and it wouldn't aggravate the injury.
So, she'll play to whatever level, she can
I am sure you've already read about the change of tactic in Pervak match and against Barthel.
Against Serena Williams it will most likely be same as against Barthel, in the sense Barthel did not adjust her own do-or-die style to increase her odds against a limping, injured opponent. Neither do I see Serene Williams change anything.
Caroline will know, Serene Williams will go for power, winners, power and to finish points early. That's how she players and Caroline will play as good as the ankle permits her.
Like Piotr, I am relaxed about the outcome