Re: Danish Delight - Caroline Wozniacki thread - vol 6
I am not sure an offensive game plan is going to be the way to go vs Sharapova. She's just not going to get the ball she got from Kerber, Kerber's general rally ball is a lot shorter higher bouncing than Sharapova who barely even has a "rally ball", it's just going to be deep flat strokes, those are pretty hard to initiate offensive play from. The only player who really uses a front foot offensive game plan to any real success vs Sharapova is Serena. I can't see constantly approaching the net vs Sharapova working to any real success. Caro is going to have to counterpunch to succeed, use the fact you have superior movement to try and move the ball into deep awkward positions for Maria, you have to force her into taking the ball on from deep low percentage positions, or into defence where Sharapova can obviously be exposed.
Caro's length on her shots will be paramount, if she keeps a good length she has a chance to win, if she doesn't she is in big trouble.