Re: Danish Delight - Caroline Wozniacki thread - vol 5
If Caro's ever going to be more than a footnote on grass and clay, I don't think returning to counterpunching is an option. That would mean leaving her fate in the hand of her opponent most of the time. A counterpuncher with a weak FH can't beat the best players on grass/clay, it's just not possible.
Caro's FH grip makes it hard to make big changes, but in for instance the last games vs. Sharapova in Miami we saw Caro flatten her FH some with pretty good results. The foundation of Caro's game will always be a strong defense but that doesn't mean you can't become an excellent defense-to-offense player, that's one of the things Paszek did very well today.
I think Caro is on her way to develop a bit more snap on FH and serve and that's a good way to go with Johansson. I'm hoping to see the start of something good from her come USO Series. Another problem is that she's somewhat predictable and easy to read in parts of her game, like serving and returning. I hope she'll gradually acquire the skill/confidence to change up her game more, like going DTL with her FH ROS on deuce side more often. It's not enough to hit good strokes if the opponent knows exactly where they're coming.
Madison Brengle: "I'd rather chew on a pinecone than play this match (against Wozniacki)."
Nicole Melichar: "Do you want me to go find you one?"
Last edited by C. W. Fields; Jun 27th, 2012 at 09:22 PM.