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post #240 of (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 2012, 04:41 PM
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Re: Brisbane R1 - [Q] Xeniya Pervak def [8] Karolina Wozniacki 2-6 6-3 7-6

Originally Posted by Leo_DFP View Post

Bottom line is that her game isn't good enough right now. Low ranked players like Pervak feel like they can swing away and have a chance.
Pretty much. I bet if you compare matches of Wozniacki in 2009/2010 and 2011/2012, the rallies will be much shorter on average in 2009/2010. That was when players didnŽt think they could outlast Wozniacki in a rally and that she would never make an error. They thought that quick points, flat high risk hitting with little margin for error were the key to beating Wozniacki. Nowadays players rally with Wozniacki. They work the points, and wait for the 4th or 5th high percentage chance to finish a rally, instead of going for the big shot immediately. Unless Wozniacki learns to end rallies on her own, sheŽll struggle to maintain her ranking. But to her credit I think she is trying to do that. She hit some nice winners in the 2nd and 3rd set, but just not nearly enough for the court positions she holds during the points.

- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a reigning world #1.
- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a top 5 player at a major.
- Caroline Wozniacki has not beaten a top 3 player en route to any of her 23 titles.
- Caroline Wozniacki has beaten two top 5 players en route to her 23 titles (#4 Zvonareva and #5 Schiavone)

-Her fans think she had very bad luck with her Grand Slam and Regular Tour draws.
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