I dont see a happy ending to going for aggressive forehands. Goerges & Lisicki have excellent forehands, and they dont win anything.
Indeed. And also they have better serves than Caro. Still don't win anything of any importance. But the German player, who's most like 'old' Caro, she's moving up and up and further up.
We have been over it before, but time line with Rory fits her slump. It also fits the debacle about new 'video' coach and Piotr's famous 'Now she'll swing wild at every ball' comment ..
Whatever was behind it, they caved into 'experts' advice and this is where we are now. 12 month wasted and a slump with no end in sight.
I hope tennis academies will use Caroline as an example, why you need to be strong and raise your middle finger to media pundits and similar 'experts'. Each player is different and must adopt a style, which suits her the best.
No going back now and new style isn't working. Rock. Hard place.
Her family and Piotr was - imho - never the problem. On the contrary. They were the solution. Stability and solid surroundings.
Neither is the Yonex racket the problem. It worked fine up to and incl USO 2011. If it's however not suited to new playing style .. ? I suppose then it is part of the problem.