Look at it this way - Besides Serena & Venus, no one in this draw won more than 2 majors.
Fran won one.
So winning a major is not a sign that you are one of the best players in a draw.
Majors are very draw orientated, who wins, when the great players dont win them.
This draw to the semis is arguably the softest Caro was ever in.
So I dont see anything wrong with discussing it, its reality. If Caro was in a quarter with 4 or 5 tough players, my reaction would be different.
This is a great opportunity and no reason to not be positive
An injury or upset can happen, but chances are, she's going to have a big major. If things continue to break right in week 2, there's still a chance this is Caro's major.
I would never have thought that even a week ago.
Well I just think that's there's an opportunity for everyone - not just Caro. With Vika's serve problems, I wouldn't even be totally surprised if there was an upset and she got beaten early opening up her quarter. Earlier this year - I'd pencil in Serena, Masha and Vika and Aga and I'd be surprised if they got beaten and anyone else made it through. Now, the only player I'd be really surprised at if she lost is Serena. And yes - Caro's quarter is softer on paper - so a good opportunity for every player in that quarter.
But DIAH made the point in his post about Caro not showing she can string four or five wins together that I entirely agreed with. If you look at this year - Caro's problems haven't been the big names Vika, Masha and Serena. It's been about getting as far as reaching them. On the odd occasion that she has - it's the exception rather than the norm.
Incidentally - when you say So I don't see anything wrong with discussing it
- I really hope you don't think I'm saying that. No way do I want to stop discussions on the subject or stop people expressing their views that I personally think are too optimistic. Just giving my own feelings. Actually I'm really a sort of one match at a time person who is just thrilled every match she wins but I get really down when she loses any match and it often stops me posting for a little while. I personally don't really even think about her making SF right now but that's just me.
On a separate but related topic - the other thing about easy draws
though: I can just hear the chorus of winging posts about tennis losing and needing to be saved whatever that means and moaning and name-calling whoever makes it through. I have zero tolerance for any of those posts whatsoever whether it be Caro as a former USO finalist or Bartoli as Wimbledon champion or whoever.