Re: Danish Delight - Caroline Wozniacki thread - vol 6
One of the reasons why I'd like her to play doubles, is that she seemed to enjoy being on a court when she played doubles so much more than she does playing singles. It was a relaxed experience, fun. No pressure at all. She even used to say that all the pressure were on her partners (Hantuchova, for instance), because Caro didn't have any experience at all playing doubles.
Of course playing doubles also forces her to play at the net a lot more. But I'm not sure whether that will have any influence at all on her singles game. I'm actually quite doubtful that it will. But what I think my "manipulative stats" are saying, if anything can be read out of these at all, is that playing doubles doesn't affect her singles performances negatively.
She's generally been playing better singles when she's been playing doubles too! So playing doubles doesn't take any focus away from singles. Nothing suggests that. This can be purely incidental (probably is). But I'd still like to see her to play doubles again. Her best doubles result at a GS, btw, was 3rd round at UO 2009 - the same tournament where she has her best singles result! Incidental? No doubt. Still, playing doubles didn't exactly ruin her USO run that year...