Re: Danish Delight - Caroline Wozniacki thread - vol 6
To me, the lack of mental toughness is the biggest change.
Caro used to win almost every first set, and kept competing all match.
Which is hard to do, so maybe she just cant do it anymore.
I remember Tokyo 2010 when she beat Vika & Dementieva in a row in long 3 setters. She had a big lead against Azarenka in set 3 then it got close. Against Elena it was 3-3 in set 3, then Caro pulled away.
But she fought thru both matches, against very good players.
In Tokyo & Beijing in 2010, Caro only lost 1 first set, to Dementieva. Thats in 2 Tier I's. lost one first set total in 10 mathes, against Azarenka, Radwanska, Dementieva, Kvitova, Zvonareva, Ivanovic, Errani, Pavlyuchenkova, etc..
So when I see her making unforced errors on huge points againt Giorgi, or Voegele, or Pervak, or Mchale, many others.. maybe she just cant do it anymore.
Its very difficult to be close to #1 or make several deep slam draws.
But this major was a perfect situation. Pennetta and Hantuchova were able to get thru their draws. That used to be a given for Caroline, that she would come thru a draw
Mentally, she just doesnt have that focus, the ability to play well in big moments
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