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brent-o
Sep 21st, 2008, 04:42 AM
I love the girl's personality (she's always so sunny and peppy!), but I don't see how she has any big weapons. I've seen her play a few times, and several times commentators have made it seem like she was a hard hitting player. Do you guys see something I don't? I find myself rooting for her even if I don't see what's so great about her game.

Sharapowerr
Sep 21st, 2008, 05:21 AM
She has not much power...

^bibi^
Sep 21st, 2008, 06:45 AM
Wozniacki's definitely a hard hitter :shrug: but she compensate with something some hard hitter seem to be missing : a brain :lol:

To me she falls under the same category as Hingis or Aga....

Shvedbarilescu
Sep 21st, 2008, 07:26 AM
I don't think she is a particularly hard hitter...yet. But she is getting stronger all the time. I believe in a year or two, given her rate of her improvement and her size and physique that she will be a pretty hard hitter in a year or two. Not, I should add, in a Sharapova, blast you off the court kind of way, much more in the manner of a player like Dementieva, who I believe her game will greatly resemble as she develops. In other words, I see her as a player who will hit with consistancy, depth and a degree of power combined with outstanding court coverage to produce a high percentage no-frills game that will be very hard to beat and should take her to the top 5 and quite possibly a few Slams as well.

Josh.
Sep 21st, 2008, 07:47 AM
I don't think she is a particularly hard hitter...yet. But she is getting stronger all the time. I believe in a year or two, given her rate of her improvement and her size and physique that she will be a pretty hard hitter in a year or two. Not, I should add, in a Sharapova, blast you off the court kind of way, much more in the manner of a player like Dementieva, who I believe her game will greatly resemble as she develops. In other words, I see her as a player who will hit with consistancy, depth and a degree of power combined with outstanding court coverage to produce a high percentage no-frills game that will be very hard to beat and should take her to the top 5 and quite possibly a few Slams as well.

Yep, what Chris said. :lol:

Dodoboy.
Sep 21st, 2008, 08:02 AM
Sven Gronefeld has ditched Ana and has been working with Caro (well not really).

I hope it results in something good.

She needs a strong net game!

Myggen
Sep 21st, 2008, 08:09 AM
She has a decent serve already so maybe that's what the commentators are refering to. But beside that it is consistency and movement and some counter punching that are her strengths. She's had some problems with the top power players because she hits floaters that those players will punish right away, but I guess it will improve with time. Don't see her hitting powerfully, though. Her brain is her biggest asset. And her personality :).

kinseh
Sep 21st, 2008, 11:43 AM
I don't know if I'd call her a hard hitter. She can still develop and improve her game. I believe she is going to be one of the harder hitters on the tour in a year or two; not like Sharapova or the Williams sisters, though. Right now her biggest strength is that she actually uses her brain on the court.

Szczecin
Sep 21st, 2008, 12:19 PM
I don't think she is a particularly hard hitter...yet. But she is getting stronger all the time. I believe in a year or two, given her rate of her improvement and her size and physique that she will be a pretty hard hitter in a year or two. Not, I should add, in a Sharapova, blast you off the court kind of way, [B]much more in the manner of a player like Dementieva, who I believe her game will greatly resemble as she develops. In other words, I see her as a player who will hit with consistancy, depth and a degree of power combined with outstanding court coverage to produce a high percentage no-frills game that will be very hard to beat and should take her to the top 5 and quite possibly a few Slams as well.[B]

Elena is a Power-Counter-Puncher, she has great potential for power, but is no so much of a POWER AGGRESSIVE winner hitter player such as Safina. This is why Elena has been a consistent performer for over 8 years now.

I also foresee Wozniacki having a very solid future, because she plays a consistent solid game, however I think she relies more upon consistent counter-punching rather than power-counter-punching, maybe Myskina/Zvonareva ? :confused:

Leo_DFP
Sep 21st, 2008, 05:40 PM
She doesn't hit the ball very hard, no. In my opinion, there is nothing impressive about her game. Heavy topspin forehand, pretty good backhand. A steady player with no huge weapons. And she doesn't have the courtspeed/defensive abilities of a Jankovic or Dementieva to rely on.

Lucemferre
Sep 21st, 2008, 06:31 PM
I think push.

Natash.
Sep 21st, 2008, 06:34 PM
I don't think she's a huge hitter. Does she hit the ball well? Yes. She's a smart player that could go for her shots a lot more often. I've seen her play aggressive and smart tennis. She's afraid to go for her forehand which leads to being punished by top players.

She will continue to improve I think.

Demska
Sep 21st, 2008, 07:16 PM
I think pastries

Marionated
Sep 21st, 2008, 07:30 PM
I think boring game. I'd much rather watch Azarenka, Radwanska, Kleybanova or Lisicki.

@danieln1
Sep 21st, 2008, 07:49 PM
I don't think she is a particularly hard hitter...yet. But she is getting stronger all the time. I believe in a year or two, given her rate of her improvement and her size and physique that she will be a pretty hard hitter in a year or two. Not, I should add, in a Sharapova, blast you off the court kind of way, much more in the manner of a player like Dementieva, who I believe her game will greatly resemble as she develops. In other words, I see her as a player who will hit with consistancy, depth and a degree of power combined with outstanding court coverage to produce a high percentage no-frills game that will be very hard to beat and should take her to the top 5 and quite possibly a few Slams as well.

:worship:

Pjanoo
Sep 21st, 2008, 07:53 PM
I saw her at the open last year when I went. I really didn't think she was hitting the ball hard at all. I saw her on TV a few weeks back too and she was hitting with alot of topspin and she was getting pushed around the court easily.

She seems clever but I think she realises her limitations. I don't think she has the ability to hit big winners so she will try to maximise the rest of her game. I think her game is quite boring but she is very pretty and I think she will be popular in the future.

Derek.
Sep 21st, 2008, 08:01 PM
Her biggest strength is how well she moves the ball around the court.
She's not a power player by any means, but she can really step in and hit her backhand down the line with a lot of pace.
Her first serving is coming alone nicely as well and it's becoming a big part of her game.
However, she needs to learn how to step into her forehand better.

Corswandt
Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:15 AM
I saw her at the open last year when I went. I really didn't think she was hitting the ball hard at all. I saw her on TV a few weeks back too and she was hitting with alot of topspin and she was getting pushed around the court easily.

She seems clever but I think she realises her limitations. I don't think she has the ability to hit big winners so she will try to maximise the rest of her game. I think her game is quite boring but she is very pretty and I think she will be popular in the future.

Agree 100%, to a word.

Ciarán
Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:18 AM
If she is trying to be a power player its not working =S

debopero
Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:25 AM
She moves the ball around well but she is not a hard-hitter.

oleada
Sep 22nd, 2008, 02:58 AM
I really hate to say this about players, but I don't think she has a big weapon. Honestly, when I saw her, nothing stood out about her game.