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Re: Danish Delight - Caroline Wozniacki thread - vol 7

Originally Posted by KatChr View Post
True - but tennis is a mental game. So loss of confidence is a big factor - and for some ends up being a bigger obstacle than an injury.

With an injury you work hard to get better, and at some point you are cleared - and as good as new. However, from when you decide to work on the lacking confidence to you actually see the difference - can take months or years. Because this isn't only at your own racquet.

Dementieva didn't have serve problems in practice - neither did Ivanovic. But come match time then all the good was gone along with their confidence.
Safina had a serious back problem that ended her career.
I always thought Dinara had bad luck. She was #1 when Serena was playing, then got injured while still #1 but before she won a major.

That Caroline started losing in mid-2011 might have been burnout, maybe meeting Rory, maybe loss of confidence because she was criticised.
But now its mid-2014 and Caroline has won one title since 2012, Luxembourg. So I dont know what happened or what will happen. But I know she used to have much better results than now

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