Re: Danish Delight - Caroline Wozniacki thread - vol 5
An important factor about Caro's game but which is rather difficult to measure from outside, is how easy she is to read. One of the reasons why Caro has been losing to Aga lately is that when Caro tries to finish off a point, Aga almost always goes to the right side and often manages to save the point. She simply KNOWS Caro, she can read her game.
I think it's also part of the reason why there was so little bite in Caro's serve in the SF yesterday. Sofia has known Caro since she was barely a teenager and I think she can often read from Caro's motion how she's going to serve, and then it's no wonder the serve doesn't make much of a dent.
A main reason why Serena's serve is so good, is that she makes the exact same motion whether she serves down the T, to the body or OOC. I think it would be a big step to get back into the top of the game, if Caro could learn to disguise her strokes better, not just on the serve but all around.
In the final today, I have hopes that Caro will get more out of her serve than she did yesterday. She hasn't played Stosur for two years and it's not my inpression that they hang out together or practice together. In short, Stosur doesn't know Caro anywhere near as well as Aga or Sofia, so I'm hoping Caro will be able to take her by surprise more often than she can her close friends.
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?"