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Cakeisgood
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:12 AM
Not a pretty match. Ton of UEs, ugly play and negative energy (no lack of come ons however).

However, Caro did what she had to do (put the play into the tennis court) and Mel kinda just self destructed.

Still a great run for the young American and finally a breakthrough for Caro!

And gotta say, Caro is looking mighty fine. :drool:

jbeacinu
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:13 AM
flat.
but grats wozniacki

Sylvester
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:13 AM
No more Russian ballbashers, Oudin gets spanked 2 and 2.

There goes the hype.

Mynarco
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:13 AM
Did caro hit a winner in 2nd set?

kman
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:13 AM
haha, what a horrible match.

I honestly think Caroline lowered her gear in the second set out of sheer sympathy for Oudin who looked like a complete amateur out there. I've never seen a player play that badly, much less in a slam QF. How the HELL did Sharapova, Dementieva and Petrova lose to that girl?! She couldn't even get the ball across the net.

It looked like Caroline fell asleep out of sheer boredom. Just horrible display from Oudin. I almost feel sorry for her, considering she had the entire USA watching her. Hopefully she'll learn from it.

Oh well, easy victory for Caro.

SLAM SEMIFINAL!!!!!!!!

Apoleb
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:13 AM
*vomits*

I really want her in the final. And I want her ass beaten 6-0 6-0.

Daniela-Is-Mine
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:13 AM
Our GS Semifinalists are getting worse and worse :o


Domi->Sam->Caro->Yanina :o

Shuji Shuriken
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:13 AM
What a fucking boring match :haha: :spit: :lol:...but good luck to Caro Pushniaki :spit:.

Volcana
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:14 AM
Not a pretty match. Ton of UEs, ugly play and negative energy (no lack of come ons however).Horseshit.

Both of those players used every shot in the book No player could have asked for more. Wozniacki isn't giving up anything in the BRAIN department to anyone she plays.

Sean.
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:14 AM
The netcord hit more winners than Caro in the 2nd set...

Svetlana)))
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:14 AM
God pushers shouldn't be allowed in Grand Slams.

oleada
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:14 AM
I guess it's up to Wickameyer (WTF?) to save the tour.

What a boring match. Blahroline hit like 6 winners total (gag) and won on completely uninspirng play as usual. Melanie tried things, but she was spent.

How can you like taht tennis?!

MarieC
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:14 AM
There was 16 combined winners this match, 5 from Caroline :eek:

Feyd
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:14 AM
Hype over, move on people.

jefrilibra
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:14 AM
Why cant they both lose?

Cakeisgood
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:14 AM
Mel getting an interview is lame. I feel bad for Caroline, no love at all.

KanSuke
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:14 AM
Oh Caro :inlove:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:14 AM
If Sveta had not choked in her last match against Caro... :sad:

Hashim.
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:14 AM
congrats Caroline:yeah:

jbeacinu
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:14 AM
Wow
Fucking disrespectful to Caroline by interviewing Oudin, and having her sit there.


But Oudin's sister is hot :)

WowWow
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:14 AM
:bounce::lol::bounce:

Thank you Caro!:drool:

vadin124
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:14 AM
New World #7 :)

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:15 AM
Did caro hit a winner in 2nd set?

Exactly 1:D

Optima
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:15 AM
Thank God someone sent her packing :bowdown:

Miss Atomic Bomb
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:15 AM
5 winners in total in the whole match from Wozniacki. She just hit 1 winner in the second set (and it was because of a lucky netcord)
One of the worst matches of this US Open.

Cakeisgood
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:15 AM
Horseshit.

Both of those players used every shot in the book No player could have asked for more.

K, I like variety and shotmaking as much as the next person, but that was just flat out boring.

Vaidisova
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:15 AM
Congrats Caroline

mashasabinefan1
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:15 AM
why does she she have to be pretty i hate her game:o great tourney oudin, very bright future ahead

Nikkiri
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:16 AM
Boring match :lol:

Melanie :hug:

Russianboy
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:16 AM
The netcord hit more winners than Caro in the 2nd set...

:haha::haha: that made me laugh.

Infiniti2001
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:16 AM
The netcord hit more winners than Caro in the 2nd set...

You made me spit guava juice all over my damn keyboard :lol::help:

young_gunner913
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:16 AM
Melanie :sad: Still a good showing but what a god awful match. :o

M.P
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:16 AM
GJ Caro!
Go out there and hard hitting make malenie run out off her energy
make the final now Caro!

DFault-O-Pova
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:16 AM
Oudin lost to the first player in the tournament that played well against her? Really?

5 winners ftw!

Cakeisgood
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:16 AM
Caroline is so sweet though. She knows what to say in her interview, smart girl.

Roookie
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:16 AM
Caro's pushing was too much today.

And Melanie was just pathetic..tons of UEs.

Feyd
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:17 AM
Why try hitting a winner anyway when your opponent is playing god damn awful? It was Mel's turn to self-destruct this time.

ArturoAce.
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:17 AM
fml :o
serena or kimmy please :sobbing:

yanina please take her out, even though i don't like you either. :p

Sean.
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:17 AM
Exactly 1:D

Well, we have to give the netcord 1/2 the credit for that. So she hit 1/2 a winner! :bowdown:

moby
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:18 AM
You've to hand it to Caro I guess. All attempts by Mel to break her rhythm failed. Caro adjusts to different spins and pace incredibly well. I just wish she would look to create opportunities on court. But that's too much to ask, I guess.

Cakeisgood
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:18 AM
I really wish Caro could keep up the play she had in the first half of the match. If she does that, she could maybe have a shot in the final?

goldlion
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:19 AM
Oudin was way too nervous from the beginning. Her shot execution was extremely poor today.

Like the commentators said, she's playing Caroline who hits similar to her and it's hard for her to generate pace when hitting with a pusher while she played big hitters before.

delicatecutter
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:19 AM
This match was hilarious. :haha: Caro had to do even LESS than she normally does. Mel just didn't have the weapons it takes to beat her. Yanina will put up more of a fight, but she'll have to play lights out to have a chance. Please let her save the Tour. If she doesn't, Serena or Kim will. If Caro makes the final, I predict a bagel set against her. :help:

colt13
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:19 AM
Wozniacki did what she was supposed to do. Kept Oudin on the baseline all match.

CrossCourt~Rally
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:19 AM
Congrats CARO :kiss:! She's a sweet girl and has a very solid game. She deserves none of the hate she recieves on this board.

Mel :hug: . She had an amazing run and deserves all of the attention that has come her way over the past week :bounce:. She knows what to work on and i fully expect her to keep improving to greater playing levels :bounce:

Nikkiri
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:20 AM
The netcord hit more winners than Caro in the 2nd set...

OMG :haha:

moby
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:20 AM
Wozniacki did what she was supposed to do. Kept Oudin on the baseline all match.Does Mel go to the net anyway?

Dancing Banana
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:20 AM
Wozniacki :yeah:

bellascarlett
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:20 AM
Finally! Yes good job Caroline! I hardly find caroline's game exciting but at least she knew to put the ball in play and kept oudin down.

Great tourny melanie but I'm glad to see you go...:lol: :wavey:

roots
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:21 AM
haha, what a horrible match.

I honestly think Caroline lowered her gear out of sheer sympathy for Oudin who looked like a complete amateur out there. I've never seen a player play that badly. How the HELL did Sharapova, Dementieva and Petrova lose to that girl?! She couldn't even get the ball across the net.

It looked like Caroline fell asleep out of boredom. Just horrible display from Oudin. I almost feel sorry for her.

Oh well, easy victory for Caro.
SLAM SEMIFINAL!!!!!!!! I don't think even Azarenka has done that haha...
Not enough that Caro won, you have to knock down Oudin. Admit it, the young American surprised many and delivered inspiring play her last 3 matchs! Couldn't get the ball across the net?? Did you watch the net, at least Oudin went for her shots and actually hit winners, what did Caro do...hit moonballs to make sure it went over the net. Hoope someone sends her back to Copenhagen soon enough!

Blu€
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:21 AM
Caro :D:hearts::hearts: but cut the UE in the semis please!
Never in doubt, Melanie hasn't got the power to beat Caro and she was hitting way too many UE to keep it even close.

Temperenka
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:21 AM
Mel :hug: She looked like she had run out of gas. Still, four great wins here in New York!! Congrats!

Caroline :worship: Good luck in your first slam semifinal!

cellophane
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:21 AM
Pushniacki :hearts: The play out there... :tape: But she looked smashing. I love her smile.

The hype is over for now, thank god. Nadia, Lena and Masha - :help:

tennislover
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:21 AM
:help:

kman
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:21 AM
haha, what a horrible match.

I honestly think Caroline lowered her gear in the second set out of sheer sympathy for Oudin who looked like a complete amateur out there. I've never seen a player play that badly, much less in a slam QF. How the HELL did Sharapova, Dementieva and Petrova lose to that girl?! She couldn't even get the ball across the net.

It looked like Caroline fell asleep out of sheer boredom. Just horrible display from Oudin. I almost feel sorry for her, considering she had the entire USA watching her. Hopefully she'll learn from it.

Oh well, easy victory for Caro.

SLAM SEMIFINAL!!!!!!!!

Stamp Paid
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:21 AM
Mel just wasnt experienced enough to handle Caro's game
I hope shes doesnt just become a flash in the plan and develops into a great player.
Congratulations Caro, pretty girl :hearts:

DragonFlame
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:22 AM
Exected. Wozniacki is a completely different type of player compared to the ones oudin has faced. Obviously she didn't have the experience to change her tactics so drastically to take down a super-consistent Wozniacki. I'm not at all surprised by this easy result.

On the other hand, Wozniacki played SMART. She did what she had to do. She drew Oudin in moonball rally's, in which oudin followed. (not smart to do against Wozniacki) And Wozniacki was literally driving Oudin crazy with her backhand down the line. She got her out of position almost every single time with it. Besides this, she dealed with it really well mentally. :bounce:


Last note: I have to say caroline looked absolutely STUNNING out there. What a beautiful girl. :hearts:

harloo
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:22 AM
Oudin lost to the first player in the tournament that played well against her? Really?

5 winners ftw!

:lol: The key is Caro didn't choke away leads and have a mental breakdown. Her game isn't that impressive because she just pushes the ball but the mental toughness is what won it.

Ben.
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:22 AM
WD Caro :yeah: a win is a win :) Hope you can make it to the final now.
Melanie :hug: pretty good two weeks from her.

Yes I agree the match wasn't that terrific, but half of you on here really need to get over yourselves. Don't you have anything else better to do than complain about Caro's game. I mean yes she could be a bit more aggressive I agree but it is getting so repetitive :yawn:

M-K
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:23 AM
Not enough that Caro won, you have to knock down Oudin. Admit it, the young American surprised many and delivered inspiring play her last 3 matchs! Couldn't get the ball across the net?? Did you watch the net, at least Oudin went for her shots and actually hit winners, what did Caro do...hit moonballs to make sure it went over the net. Hoope someone sends her back to Copenhagen soon enough!

Ahem, Monaco you mean! :rolleyes:

Worst match I have ever seen!

Craig.
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:23 AM
About time. Oudin :wavey:

Geertvg
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:24 AM
What a boring game this girl has. Sure, she's pretty but that's about it. Ugh.

fish_wilson
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:24 AM
After seeing this you might wonder what happened to the brain of the girls Oudin actually beat before meeting the brick wall that is Caroline Wozniacki. Those girls have to come up with a second gameplan when hard hitting the ball just fails. Caro played smart and sometimes thats all it takes. Those other girls and how they could lose to Mel...I really do not have the words for it. Brainless ballbashers indeed.

hingisGOAT
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:25 AM
You know what? I like Wozniacki. Her backhand is hit with a lot of topspin, which is very unique for a two-hander! This is why she has such great acceleration and consistency with that stroke... great stuff :yeah:

And also her forehand is almost the same way... for being a "pusher", she hits very heavy shots.

Pasta-Na
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:25 AM
queen of push push def princess of push push. :awww:

skinnypoon
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:25 AM
i think this match makes the kuzzy vs. chaky '07 SF seem like riveting tennis.

RenaSlam.
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:25 AM
PUSHNIACKI takes it to new levels.

Great tournament, Mel.

Serenita
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:26 AM
The netcord hit more winners than Caro in the 2nd set...
:spit:bwahahahaha

tterb
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:26 AM
You've to hand it to Caro I guess. All attempts by Mel to break her rhythm failed. Caro adjusts to different spins and pace incredibly well. I just wish she would look to create opportunities on court. But that's too much to ask, I guess.
I appreciated Melanie's effort. Yeah, she hit a ton of errors, but I think for the most part she was getting herself into good position and then just missing the final shot. Caroline getting every ball back definitely contributed to that, but it didn't feel like Caroline was forcing Melanie into errors by using variety or taking the ball early and opening up the court.

In fact, I think if Melanie had broken to take a 3-2 lead in the second set we would have seen a completely different match. But after losing that, I think the frustration and the amotional and physical fatigue were just too much.

Dave B
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:27 AM
It's been awhile since I've seen so many people bash someone's game when they won 2 & 2 in a slam quarterfinal. The last time I can remember it is when big babe tennis was bursting on the scene and everyone thought they made way too many errors. Now everyone has grown accustomed to a different style.

Scores don't lie. She won 2 & 2.

Mana
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:28 AM
Can I just ask... when the hell did Caroline get HAWT!? :drool:

Good win :) Excellent!

hingisGOAT
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:29 AM
if you haven't seen a worse match than this in the last two days, let alone weeks or months, you don't watch a lot of tennis after all :rolleyes:

Apoleb
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:29 AM
I appreciated Melanie's effort. Yeah, she hit a ton of errors, but I think for the most part she was getting herself into good position and then just missing the final shot. Caroline getting every ball back definitely contributed to that, but it didn't feel like Caroline was forcing Melanie into errors by using variety or taking the ball early and opening up the court.

In fact, I think if Melanie had broken to take a 3-2 lead in the second set we would have seen a completely different match. But after losing that, I think the frustration and the amotional and physical fatigue were just too much.

I agree. She didn't execute well. But she was definitely getting Wozniacki all frustrated at the start of the second.

I think her overall strategy was sound. Rally for a bit until she can set up the forehand to control the point. She was successful sometimes, but her forehand didn't work as much as it needs to.

kman
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:30 AM
After seeing this you might wonder what happened to the brain of the girls Oudin actually beat before meeting the brick wall that is Caroline Wozniacki. Those girls have to come up with a second gameplan when hard hitting the ball just fails. Caro played smart and sometimes thats all it takes. Those other girls and how they could lose to Mel...I really do not have the words for it. Brainless ballbashers indeed.

Indeed. After hearing about (but not watching) her other matches where she ousted such prominent names like Dementieva and Sharapova, I was expecting this young American prodigy to come out guns blazing. What I saw was far from it and it makes me wonder how the hell those Russians could manage to lose to her. Caroline played a pretty focused first set and then her level started to drop as well. Perhaps out of sympathy or confusion, I don't know. But what a borefest. And mainly due to the fact that Oudin couldn't get the ball over the damn net or keep it in play. I'm at a loss for words, really.


Oh well, I'll go to bed...

iGOAT
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:30 AM
:sad: Melanie :awww: too bad :hug: still the only reason Wozniacki won this match is thanks to her three wins earlier :) and a great tournament. Hopefully she can continue playing so well in the future!

illusyve
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:31 AM
The netcord hit more winners than Caro in the 2nd set...

:lol: but I think she'll still make the Finals...

SharapovaFTW
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:31 AM
It's been awhile since I've seen so many people bash someone's game when they won 2 & 2 in a slam quarterfinal. The last time I can remember it is when big babe tennis was bursting on the scene and everyone thought they made way too many errors. Now everyone has grown accustomed to a different style.

Scores don't lie. She won 2 & 2.

Those same people didn't knock Oudin for her pushing in her previous wins either. Why is there a double standard here? Oudin benefits from girls hitting over 60's UE's in matches, matches where she hit tons of UE, just like against Wozniacki tonight yet Caroline gets the hate? I just don't understand that at all. Smooth and steady easily beat Oudin tonight. My Danish sweetheart didn't have to hit winner after winner tonight to beat this fraud. Thank god the hype is over! That was an abysmal performance from the American. :lol: 2 and 2, way to go CARO! Sorry Melanie, but not every one of your opponents is going to give you the match. You were going to have to earn one sooner or later and you choked big time. Not to mention way overhyped! Best backhand slice in tennis? BWAHAHAHAHA!

Wozniacki played within herself tonight and under control the whole time. She should be praised for that. I would love to see her take the title because none of you haters could say shit then.

moby
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:31 AM
I appreciated Melanie's effort. Yeah, she hit a ton of errors, but I think for the most part she was getting herself into good position and then just missing the final shot. Caroline getting every ball back definitely contributed to that, but it didn't feel like Caroline was forcing Melanie into errors by using variety or taking the ball early and opening up the court.

In fact, I think if Melanie had broken to take a 3-2 lead in the second set we would have seen a completely different match. But after losing that, I think the frustration and the amotional and physical fatigue were just too much.I think playing Caro places a lot of pressure on most players though. You can't rally with her, because you're probably going to make an unforced error before she does. And if you drop the ball shorter, Caro can take advantage of that and go on the offence (she hits a pretty heavy ball). So you've to go on the offence (and her shots are not as attackable as they seem. I watched the doubles match between Williams/Williams and Wozniacki/Cirstea and Caro was holding her own on the baseline rallies because even though she doesn't have the racket head acceleration of Venus or Serena, it's not that easy to tee off on her loopy shoulder-height shots)... but few players are able to do that on a consistent basis, and Mel's instinct is that of a counterpuncher's, not an aggressive baseliner's.

It's a pretty boring strategy, because she doesn't look to create opportunities, but I think that when the opportunities present themselves, she does take them.

Mynarco
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:31 AM
Damn the net. I really want to see Caro winning 2nd set without a winner like KBond did to Venus in Toronto.

Denise4925
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:31 AM
Aww Mel, :hug: good tournament. Congrats to Caro. Boring tennis though.

Apoleb
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:31 AM
But what a borefest. And mainly due to the fact that Oudin couldn't get the ball over the damn net or keep it in play.

:spit: :rolls:

-jenks-
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:32 AM
Caro!! :D :bounce:

Way to show people you don't have to hit the ball as hard as possible to win matches! :bowdown:

José Morgado
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:33 AM
Kill her, Yanina :)

is1531
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:34 AM
Caroline is my my favorite player, so I actually was very surprised that Caroline had control of the game so easy. That is very usual for Caroline. What is even more unusual for Caroline is; tonight, Caroline hit far less balls down the middle than she is accustomed to hitting.

The height seemed to be a big factor in Caroline finding the baseline easier, especially in the first set. In the ist set Oudin seemed to be netting so many balls giving Caroline an early 3-0 lead, which seemed to carry Caroline the rest of the way.

Caroline should beat Wickmayer landing her the $800,000 prize, but I would be shocked if she beat Serena or Clijsters. I know Caroline would love to land the grand prize of $1,800,000, but that's asking for too much. Nice job Caroline!

Donny
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:34 AM
I think playing Caro places a lot of pressure on most players though. You can't rally with her, because you're probably going to make an unforced error before she does. And if you drop the ball shorter, Caro can take advantage of that and go on the offence (she hits a pretty heavy ball). So you've to go on the offence (and her shots are not as attackable as they seem. I watched the double's match between Williams/Williams and Wozniacki/Cirstea and Caro was holding her own on the baseline rallies because even though she can't accelerate, it's not that easy to tee off on her loopy shoulder-height shots)... but few players are able to do that on a consistent basis, and Mel's instinct is that of a counterpuncher's, not an aggressive baseliner's.

Her h2h with the top ten doesn't bear that out.

matty
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:34 AM
haha, what a horrible match.

I honestly think Caroline lowered her gear in the second set out of sheer sympathy for Oudin who looked like a complete amateur out there. I've never seen a player play that badly, much less in a slam QF. How the HELL did Sharapova, Dementieva and Petrova lose to that girl?! She couldn't even get the ball across the net.

It looked like Caroline fell asleep out of sheer boredom. Just horrible display from Oudin. I almost feel sorry for her, considering she had the entire USA watching her. Hopefully she'll learn from it.

Oh well, easy victory for Caro.

SLAM SEMIFINAL!!!!!!!!

Don't feel too sorry for her--she'll still make millions in her career.

I have to disagree with the amatuer thing--while she handled the pressure like a newbie, I could see her brain working 5 times faster than Woz--Mel just had a bad day--obviously the nerves got to her.

I'd rather watch Mel's tennis game over Caro's anyday. Even the announcers said Caroline's tennis was unremarkable. She was steady, though, I'll give her that and so she won.

Congrats to Wozniacki--she handled the pressure well!

Great run Mel--we'll see you in the top 50!!! :hug:

Alizé Molik
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:35 AM
i feel less anger towards caro now :D

drake3781
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:35 AM
Ugh, nuff said. :rolleyes:

AstuteLearner8
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:36 AM
Poor Melanie, the teenage angst got to her :awww:. Don't pick on her, she's only 17 and after not getting 3-2 lead, she self-destructed. Caro gets mad props though.

Damn, Oudin captured the hearts of a lot of Americans and after this loss, all of them will resume their daily activities, and not care about womens tennis :p.

Pops Maellard
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:37 AM
Wozniacki will make the final now. er only problem then is she'll meet Serena there.

moby
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:37 AM
Her h2h with the top ten doesn't bear that out.Hence, I said "on most players". The top ten makes up 10% of the top 100. Mel is very far away from a top 10 player, although I hope she shores up her serve and makes it there some day. Adding a little more spin on the forehand wouldn't hurt either.

Bingain
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:40 AM
Nice job, Caro. While I'd like her to be more aggressive, she got the job done. But still, I hope she'll step into the court more. She can do it, she just chooses not to, most of the time.

Tough loss for Mel. The pressure was probably too much. She hit tons of error today, but I'm liking her more. Lots of varieties (those two drop shots were wicked.) I believe she has huge potential.

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:40 AM
Congratulations to Wozniacki.

Melanie :hug: She had a great run and has a bright future ahead of her!

matty
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:41 AM
This match was hilarious. :haha: Caro had to do even LESS than she normally does. Mel just didn't have the weapons it takes to beat her. Yanina will put up more of a fight, but she'll have to play lights out to have a chance. Please let her save the Tour. If she doesn't, Serena or Kim will. If Caro makes the final, I predict a bagel set against her. :help:

Are you kidding? Mel's forehand is a thing of beauty--she was just off today.

is1531
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:41 AM
i feel less anger towards caro now :D

Here come more sponsors for Caroline if she makes it to the finals. She will make it to the finals. :)

PatrickRyan
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:42 AM
Mel had her chances early in the second, but gave them away.
Nice win for Caro :yeah:
Great run for Mel :hug:

hingisGOAT
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:42 AM
Damn delicatecutter is one annoying twat, I imagine if I were an actual fan of Wozniacki I would have been bitch slapping you up and down these boards for a while now. And how can you possibly have "stop the pusher" in your signature right below Radwanskas name? She's like the z-list version of Wozniacki anyway :help:

the cat
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:43 AM
Melanie Oudin had a great U.S. Open run but tonights poor performance will sting her for a few days. She played too deep and actually played right into Caroline Wozniacki's hands. Melanie needs to watch a tape of this match and understand where her court positioning against Caroline should have been on certain points.

Congratulations to Caroline of making her first grand slam final. She out foxed and out played Oudin and it shows in the 6-2 6-2 scoreline. Melanie also played like she was worn out. :zzz: I can't blame her for that.

P.S. - On second thought I wish Kuznetsova beat Wozniacki the other night. ;)

yukon145
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:44 AM
very solid play from Caroline.

keep it going in the semis!

SOA_MC
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:45 AM
I thought it was a little dull at times myself.

But Caro did what she had to. Now onto first slam semi :bounce:

Archer16
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:47 AM
Boring match, one too many for the young American.
Yanina will put up more of a fight, but she'll have to play lights out to have a chance.
I agree. I don't think she will. BTW, unlike you, I'm not bothered by watching someone playing smart and maximizing her potential as opposed to beating the hell out of the ball, even though it can't be denied that even among the retrievers there are more exciting players.
If Caro makes the final, I predict a bagel set against her. :help:
Considering the way Serena has been playing here and Wozniacki against top players - just one?

i think this match makes the kuzzy vs. chaky '07 SF seem like riveting tennis.
This one wasn't even close to that epic failure of a match.

Ryan
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:47 AM
WD Caro. She did all she needed to, but even I was begging for her to step in during the second set and be more offensive. :lol: That being said, her serve was clutch when she needed it, and she was just too steady for Mel.

Nina should be a nervous wreck...but Caro has to step it up because Wickmayer can pound serves and forehands.

SharapovaFTW
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:47 AM
Damn delicatecutter is one annoying twat, I imagine if I were an actual fan of Wozniacki I would have been bitch slapping you up and down these boards for a while now. And how can you possibly have "stop the pusher" in your signature right below Radwanskas name? She's like the z-list version of Wozniacki anyway :help:

Jankovic and Radwanska both in that persons sig. Both very similar games to Wozniacki. Talk about calling the kettle black. delicatecutter is a fucking idiot.

Filadidas
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:48 AM
I really like the name "Pushniacki", just cracked me up!!! Thanks for whoever made it up!!! :lol:
Congrats to "Pushniacki"!!! She deserved it!!! She did what she needed to win - PUSH! PUSH! PUSH!

DragonFlame
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:49 AM
definitely contributed to that, but it didn't feel like Caroline was forcing Melanie into errors by using variety or taking the ball early and opening up the court.

I can't agree with you on that. Wozniacki was breaking melanie's rythm consistently with her backhand down the line. Every time melanie hit to wozniacki's forehand, Caroline sent it deep and high crosscourt into the forehand corner. It's very hard to generate pace when balls bounce that high, especially considering melanie is very short. That way Wozniacki could direct play and make Oudin move around and trick her in sending more balls to Caroline's backhand, which she used perfectly.(She even walked around her forehand a few times) She waited for the slower ball coming off a high topspin one and then sent it consistently hard down the line. In which melanie was a step too late pretty much every time.
Wozniacki knew what she had to do, and executed it. Very smart tactics from her.

delicatecutter
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:49 AM
Damn delicatecutter is one annoying twat, I imagine if I were an actual fan of Wozniacki I would have been bitch slapping you up and down these boards for a while now. And how can you possibly have "stop the pusher" in your signature right below Radwanskas name? She's like the z-list version of Wozniacki anyway :help:

Any tennis loving person can see the difference between Radwanska and Pushniacki is night and day. :rolleyes:

SharapovaFTW
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:51 AM
Any tennis loving person can see the difference between Radwanska and Pushniacki is night and day. :rolleyes:

You don't know shit. Please shut up and go back to your cave. I have a trivia question for you... Serena, Kim, & Wickmayer are in the 2009 Women's US Open Semis, who is the 4th? :lol: SUCK IT BITCH!

Illusionist
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:51 AM
:tape: Oudin :rolleyes:

You need two for tango. Congrants to Caro :rolleyes: for just being there on the court. I mean, she wins the with 62 62 score with 5 winners... And Melanie 43 errors... Pathetic, but she's young, I guess, her time will come.

I sense the similar score in SF against Wickmayer :rolleyes:

cellophane
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:52 AM
Any tennis loving person can see the difference between Radwanska and Pushniacki is night and day. :rolleyes:

Radwanska hits a much bigger puffball. :spit:

danieln1
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:52 AM
i don´t know why Caroline hit 5 winners, WTF is that? I´m a fan of her, but I can´t stand to see her pushing every ball back 90% of the time, why she does that?? Against Sveta, there were times when she was going for the winners, much more than today... She has the game to be aggresive, but it seems she hates to do it

But anyway, I think she can give Serena some trouble in the final saturday, and I want Caro to win this wacko tournament

SharapovaFTW
Sep 10th, 2009, 01:53 AM
i don´t know why Caroline hit 5 winners, WTF is that? I´m a fan of her, but I can´t stand to see her pushing every ball back 90% of the time, why she does that?? Against Sveta, there were times when she was going for the winners, much more than today... She has the game to be aggresive, but it seems she hates to do it

But anyway, I think she can give Serena some trouble in the final saturday, and I want Caro to win this wacko tournament

Why do you need to be aggressive when your opponent can't keep the ball in the court? She did what Oudin did to her last 3 opponents you do realize that correct?

LudwigDvorak
Sep 10th, 2009, 02:00 AM
Didn't get a chance to watch the match, but I'm SO happy for Caroline. Great job! I'm really starting to pull more for her now, she has a nice game, it gets the job done, and it's refreshing to see someone keep a ball in play since JJ lost that ability this year.

Derek.
Sep 10th, 2009, 02:02 AM
Carolineeeee! :D :banana: :woohoo:

BuTtErFrEnA
Sep 10th, 2009, 02:06 AM
Those same people didn't knock Oudin for her pushing in her previous wins either. Why is there a double standard here? Oudin benefits from girls hitting over 60's UE's in matches, matches where she hit tons of UE, just like against Wozniacki tonight yet Caroline gets the hate? I just don't understand that at all. Smooth and steady easily beat Oudin tonight. My Danish sweetheart didn't have to hit winner after winner tonight to beat this fraud. Thank god the hype is over! That was an abysmal performance from the American. :lol: 2 and 2, way to go CARO! Sorry Melanie, but not every one of your opponents is going to give you the match. You were going to have to earn one sooner or later and you choked big time. Not to mention way overhyped! Best backhand slice in tennis? BWAHAHAHAHA!

Wozniacki played within herself tonight and under control the whole time. She should be praised for that. I would love to see her take the title because none of you haters could say shit then.

you're so full of shit just because you like caro :rolls: 1 winner and you call oudin a pusher and overrated :rolls:


but i think i've figured out which banned person you are :lol:

danieln1
Sep 10th, 2009, 02:08 AM
Why do you need to be aggressive when your opponent can't keep the ball in the court? She did what Oudin did to her last 3 opponents you do realize that correct?

I know that, but if oudin stronger balls were getting in, caroline would be in trouble... if she was a little more agressive that match would have been 6-0 6-1

SharapovaFTW
Sep 10th, 2009, 02:10 AM
you're so full of shit just because you like caro :rolls: 1 winner and you call oudin a pusher and overrated :rolls:


but i think i've figured out which banned person you are :lol:

I've been able to post here since I joined. :confused:

Sorry Oudin got exposed tonight since her opponent wasn't going to hit 60 UE's. She didn't play any different from her previous matches. Look at the stats. She had 32, 44, and 44 UE's errors in her previous 3 wins. The proof is in the pudding. Wozniacki was an easy lock tonight for anyone that knows tennis and didn't buy into the hype. Consistent tennis prevailed, sorry? HAHA!

matty
Sep 10th, 2009, 02:16 AM
I appreciated Melanie's effort. Yeah, she hit a ton of errors, but I think for the most part she was getting herself into good position and then just missing the final shot. Caroline getting every ball back definitely contributed to that, but it didn't feel like Caroline was forcing Melanie into errors by using variety or taking the ball early and opening up the court.



I agree. Mel was as nervous as all get out--but this has been a great learning experience for her and it looks like she has the drive, the brain and the talent to keep moving on up.

fantic
Sep 10th, 2009, 02:18 AM
Oudin's down the line forehand was good as usual, she was more aggressive, and her drop shot also effective, but those UEs..

Did Wozniacki have bandage earlier? She had it on her thigh today..I think THAT contributed to her win. :)

Wozniacki to the final~:bounce:

Thank God I don't have to watch those numerous close-ups of Oudin's shoes :)
Today her sister(BEAUTIFUL!) et al also sported T-shirts written 'I BELIEVE' on it :haha:

kris719
Sep 10th, 2009, 02:19 AM
Yes, finally. Thank you Caroline.

aussie_fan
Sep 10th, 2009, 02:21 AM
Pity for Oudin, she seemed out of gas and probably a bit too overwhelmed with the situation, hopefully she contiunes her improvements because she has an enjoyable game.

Well Done Caro, played exactly the tennis that was needed, yes it's not very interesting but a big part of the game is mental and she defiantely thought about the match today.

simonsaystennis
Sep 10th, 2009, 02:26 AM
Great run Mel! :hug: I'm so proud of you! :bounce:

~{X}~
Sep 10th, 2009, 02:38 AM
Go Caroline, make the Finals!!!! :D

VeeReeDavJCap81
Sep 10th, 2009, 02:46 AM
UnBELIEVEable, wokka wokka wokka

fantic
Sep 10th, 2009, 02:49 AM
I can't agree with you on that. Wozniacki was breaking melanie's rythm consistently with her backhand down the line. Every time melanie hit to wozniacki's forehand, Caroline sent it deep and high crosscourt into the forehand corner. It's very hard to generate pace when balls bounce that high, especially considering melanie is very short. That way Wozniacki could direct play and make Oudin move around and trick her in sending more balls to Caroline's backhand, which she used perfectly.(She even walked around her forehand a few times) She waited for the slower ball coming off a high topspin one and then sent it consistently hard down the line. In which melanie was a step too late pretty much every time.
Wozniacki knew what she had to do, and executed it. Very smart tactics from her.
second that. Throwing High balls is a pretty effective tactic against smaller players. I remember how Fink beat Barte at Ojai final this year. :)

SAEKeithSerena
Sep 10th, 2009, 02:51 AM
great job caroline!


oudin, you did a fantastic job this tournament. congrats.

TheFifthAvocado
Sep 10th, 2009, 03:03 AM
whatever. serena will embarrass the golden retriever in the finals.

saul1333
Sep 10th, 2009, 03:05 AM
Of all people it was Caro who ended the run :o

WD Mel, hopefully this will spur on the US players.

tmeyer
Sep 10th, 2009, 03:06 AM
Oudin's tactics simply came undone this match. She needed to bring Woz into the net earlier (something she's clearly not comfortable with) and force her to make some volleys. The two drop shots were too little, too late. Having no forehand all night didn't help either. I'm sure she just ran out of gas and/or luck. She'll need to improve a lot of areas to compete consistently but I'm happy to see a new US player doing well.

That said, Woz played her game well, which is inherently tedious and boring. Five winners over two sets is atrocious. Congrats to her, but she won't win 4 games against Serena or Clijsters playing like that.

NyCPsU
Sep 10th, 2009, 03:43 AM
Sad for Mel but this was still an awesome tournament for her. She comes away with loads of experience and confidence that will surely help her mature into an even better tennis player. Wouldnt be surprised to see her as a seed by the time the AO comes around if she plays enough indoor events.

So so happy for Caro! She is playing very well. She should be able to handle Wickmayer and I really think she can give Serena a go in the final. Been waiting for this breakthrough for a long time and I am so glad it finally came. Who cares if she had one winner in the second set, she got the job done and thats all that matters. I think its refreshing to have different styles of play on the tour and them all being successful. Its not fun with tons of ballbashers constantly making it to the end. Go for the win Caro! :bounce:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Sep 10th, 2009, 03:45 AM
First time an amateur player makes Semis in a Grand Slam

Congrats Wozniacki

bobbynorwich
Sep 10th, 2009, 03:51 AM
Sad for Mel but this was still an awesome tournament for her. She comes away with loads of experience and confidence that will surely help her mature into an even better tennis player. Wouldnt be surprised to see her as a seed by the time the AO comes around if she plays enough indoor events.

So so happy for Caro! She is playing very well. She should be able to handle Wickmayer and I really think she can give Serena a go in the final. Been waiting for this breakthrough for a long time and I am so glad it finally came. Who cares if she had one winner in the second set, she got the job done and thats all that matters. I think its refreshing to have different styles of play on the tour and them all being successful. Its not fun with tons of ballbashers constantly making it to the end. Go for the win Caro! :bounce:


Ditto

selking
Sep 10th, 2009, 03:54 AM
Now I understand people losing to pushers in the lower levels but who the hell does a girl like this win and win so often? Good on her to do so well but wow she isn't much fun to watch eh

égalité
Sep 10th, 2009, 03:59 AM
boring to watch ≠ bad at tennis

Make the finals pushniacki :worship: :woohoo:

Donny
Sep 10th, 2009, 04:03 AM
boring to watch ≠ bad at tennis

Make the finals pushniacki :worship: :woohoo:

Indeed. Sampras on the ice rink courts of the 90's was unwatchable imo, yet he's still among the greatest of all time.

mykarma
Sep 10th, 2009, 04:16 AM
Why cant they both lose?
Oh shit, I'm so happy I missed that match.

bandabou
Sep 10th, 2009, 04:21 AM
Hmm...ok, so now who becomes the crowd favorite?

mykarma
Sep 10th, 2009, 04:21 AM
:haha::haha: that made me laugh.
Your sig is hysterical.

LoveMeansZero
Sep 10th, 2009, 04:22 AM
Caroline keeps winning because she is a "master pusher".

mapaliey
Sep 10th, 2009, 04:23 AM
honestly,this match is sooo boring......congrats to wozniacki......

mapaliey
Sep 10th, 2009, 04:25 AM
Caroline keeps winning because she is a "master pusher".me..not blaming wozniacki for that strategy,but blame other people who made a lot unforced error and lost...LoL

RFSTB
Sep 10th, 2009, 05:30 AM
Melanie was just flat, where was the believe? Does anyone think perhaps she knew that stupid story about her parents divorce was going to break after the match and it affected her mentally?

I thought they overdid that BELIEVE thing a little with all the T-shirts. Next they're going to trademark it and start selling those T-shirts/hats/shoes. Oh God I don't think I can handle it, let's hope that was the last of it.

The one good thing that came out of this match is I don't have to hear Mary Carillo say "the kid" anymore. That was getting seriously annoying.

Caroline deserves a ton of credit for playing an excellent match while getting no love from the crowd! Thank God she's not black or we'd have another 10 pages of pointless discussions about that.

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 10th, 2009, 05:40 AM
Well done Caro.:D :yeah: :banana:

Rafito.
Sep 10th, 2009, 06:10 AM
YAY, Go Caro! Hope you win the USO 2009.

DOUBLEFIST
Sep 10th, 2009, 06:15 AM
I thought they overdid that BELIEVE thing a little with all the T-shirts.
Uh..., Yeah..., probably not the best night for the tee-shirts- didn't get a whole lot of wear out of them.

Miranda
Sep 10th, 2009, 06:27 AM
:lol::bounce::lol::bounce::kiss::kiss::hearts:

Ballbasher
Sep 10th, 2009, 06:41 AM
Mel :bigcry: :bigcry: But wonderful tournament for you! :yeah: :worship: Congrats Caroline!

If Sveta had not choked in her last match against Caro... :sad:
Yeah I felt so, too :sad: Sveta Why? :o Well it doesn't help much to cry about a happened match. :o

haha, what a horrible match.

I honestly think Caroline lowered her gear in the second set out of sheer sympathy for Oudin who looked like a complete amateur out there. I've never seen a player play that badly, much less in a slam QF. How the HELL did Sharapova, Dementieva and Petrova lose to that girl?! She couldn't even get the ball across the net.

It looked like Caroline fell asleep out of sheer boredom. Just horrible display from Oudin. I almost feel sorry for her, considering she had the entire USA watching her. Hopefully she'll learn from it.

Oh well, easy victory for Caro.

SLAM SEMIFINAL!!!!!!!!
Are you f*cking kidding me? :haha: I have hardly heard bigger bullshit here. None would lower their level in a slam QF especially against someone who came off from beating Dementieva, Sharapova & Petrova.

Black Mamba.
Sep 10th, 2009, 06:47 AM
http://images.yuku.com/image/gif/9dd3576a4b47667de1b2cd63a501cccc3fb5d98.gif

Kim's_fan_4ever
Sep 10th, 2009, 06:50 AM
Finally someone defeated Oudin. Well done Caro, time to reach the final :D

Cookie Power
Sep 10th, 2009, 06:53 AM
:lol: Oudin can only win when her opponents make 50+ Unforced Errors.

She got out-pushed. Go Caro!

Noctis
Sep 10th, 2009, 06:59 AM
WTA laugh Stock

Iceland
Sep 10th, 2009, 07:00 AM
5 winners? Wow, Caro is on fire :worship:

Serenita
Sep 10th, 2009, 07:05 AM
Omg 5 Winners, well she held her nerve.
Little pitbull is tired.

darkangel23
Sep 10th, 2009, 07:11 AM
Caroline :bounce:
Now defeat Wickmayer!!! :fiery:

Mel :hug:
Great tournament!!!

Brena
Sep 10th, 2009, 07:23 AM
Huh, finally to see a result I expected at this crazy USO.

AnnaK_4ever
Sep 10th, 2009, 07:47 AM
The (far) better pusher won as expected.

Langers
Sep 10th, 2009, 07:53 AM
5 winners for Caroline! :eek: Really stepping out of her comfort zone! :yeah:

Serena, I don't think I've ever cheered you on, but please, please DESTROY Caroline.

GrandMartha
Sep 10th, 2009, 08:41 AM
Finally that ugly face with ugly shoes and disgusting manner out of my screen.
Serena better trash the other pusher and the USO will be almost perfect :armed:

John.
Sep 10th, 2009, 09:18 AM
Expected

Mel :hug: Great run

Bosco123
Sep 10th, 2009, 09:28 AM
The (far) better pusher won as expected.

The eurosport (was it David Mercer?) commentator said that Oudin has a potential to be better than Caro and Frew Mcmillan was laughing at Caro in the first set. In fact he said something like: "Oudin has more fire power, is faster and is starting to control the points and when she's on she is better than Wozniacki". Off course his wording was completely different buy you get what I'm saying. Off course it was nice to see that he was completely wrong. :devil:

There were times in the match in which Oudin started to remind me of Henin, remember that Henin in Oudin age was nothing. If outdin continues to work hard , she will be a fixture in the top 10 and she is definitely not a pusher.

Aaric
Sep 10th, 2009, 09:37 AM
Our GS Semifinalists are getting worse and worse :o


Domi->Sam->Caro->Yanina :o

:rolleyes:

pav
Sep 10th, 2009, 09:55 AM
I had to laugh at the commentators in the leadup to the match showing Oudin after a win and also Wicky celebrating, saying those two are refreshing because they enjoy tennis! Not like some who are sullen, hell I could show a shot of any player winning, and they all look like they enjoy tennis! silly buggers

Marcelo.
Sep 10th, 2009, 10:06 AM
5 winners :crying2: :tears:

Congrats Caroline :shrug: :D

Melanie :hug:

ce
Sep 10th, 2009, 11:01 AM
Mel :sad:
Woz,well she was just pushing and pushing and pushing :yawn:

Matt01
Sep 10th, 2009, 11:14 AM
whatever. serena will embarrass the golden retriever in the finals.


Golden Retriever :lol:

terjw
Sep 10th, 2009, 11:45 AM
:bounce: Well done Caro - I thought you'd be a different story for Melanie. Now go on and beat Wickmayer to get to the final.

I thought actually that Caro was very aggressive early on in the first set when Mel was pretty terrible. When Mel got more into the match - Caro actually became more passive and it was much tighter. Just the odd UE by Mel at crucial points in the 2nd set.

miffedmax
Sep 10th, 2009, 11:48 AM
Finally, a member of my LOB (Legion of Blondes) defeats Melanie.

Except, of course, that I've just made Melanie a member of LOB.

(Yes, Venus is a member. We have anti-discrimination policies. Plus there's a waiver if you have or have had bangs, even if they weren't as good as Lena's. Myskina got in on that waiver, too).

FORZA SARITA
Sep 10th, 2009, 11:59 AM
plz save us yanina :hug:

kaktusino
Sep 10th, 2009, 05:43 PM
Great job Caroline, congrats on reaching semifinals. I hope you will improve your record for the next match and hit 6 or maybe even 7 winners.

Emina.
Sep 10th, 2009, 06:16 PM
Finally :yeah:

Congrats Caro!! :)

cn ireland
Sep 10th, 2009, 06:20 PM
Congrats Caro:bounce:!

Make the final now please:hearts:!

Great run Melanie!

LoLex
Sep 10th, 2009, 07:25 PM
Smart play by Caroline. Right tactic. Oudin didn't know what to do with these top spins played in the middle of the court. 43 UE. :o

Dodoboy.
Sep 10th, 2009, 07:47 PM
Fantastic Caro, didn't watch but so refreshing to TRUST a top player these days to beat player like Oudin. Maria and Elena gave away SOOO much against Oudin! Kind of made her abilities overrated, not that she isn't a good player. Caro is a good measure because you have to WIN it off her. That's why people are so excited about Sabine, Vika and Cirstea! But as Caro serve gets better, she'll find ways to beat them too at a more consistent player!

This sort of player is DANGEROUS to the tour, fully expect her to make the final!

Slutiana
Sep 10th, 2009, 07:50 PM
Mel just imploded. :sad: Maybe one step too far, she's still only 17. As fore Caroline - :lol:


Go Yanina. :yeah:

Slutiana
Sep 10th, 2009, 07:52 PM
Fantastic Caro, didn't watch but so refreshing to TRUST a top player these days to beat player like Oudin. Maria and Elena gave away SOOO much against Oudin! Kind of made her abilities overrated, not that she isn't a good player. Caro is a good measure because you have to WIN it off her. That's why people are so excited about Sabine, Vika and Cirstea! But as Caro serve gets better, she'll find ways to beat them too at a more consistent player!

This sort of player is DANGEROUS to the tour, fully expect her to make the final!

YES! Dangerous to the WEAKEST tour in HISTORY!!! YAY!!!

Ryan
Sep 10th, 2009, 08:03 PM
YES! Dangerous to the WEAKEST tour in HISTORY!!! YAY!!!



:yeah: Says a lot about the other "top" players, that Caro is even in a SF.

Donny
Sep 10th, 2009, 08:08 PM
:yeah: Says a lot about the other "top" players, that Caro is even in a SF.

Says more about the lopsided draw, imo.

Venus or Pennetta could have easily made the semis given the same draw.

Matt01
Sep 10th, 2009, 08:22 PM
Says more about the lopsided draw, imo.

Venus or Pennetta could have easily made the semis given the same draw.


Yeah, especially Venus :spit:

mdterp01
Sep 10th, 2009, 08:27 PM
Aww Mel Mel You had a fantastic run and I expect you to build on this. I mean hell if Radwanska can be in the top 10 I can't see why you can't be.

Caroline :yeah: Dealt with the atmosphere of it all and I expect to see you in the final Saturday.

Dodoboy.
Sep 10th, 2009, 08:29 PM
Cirstea and Kuzzie won their last two matches on hard court against Caro, not exactly a 'easy' draw for Caro!

CloudAtlas
Sep 10th, 2009, 08:51 PM
Cirstea and Kuzzie won their last two matches on hard court against Caro, not exactly a 'easy' draw for Caro!



Yeah , and she beat Pennetta on a hard court two weeks ago in two basic sets , her draw was definetely tougher to the 4th round.

Corswandt
Sep 11th, 2009, 10:34 AM
The shape of women's tennis to come. :help:

I keep living in this deluded, mindlessly optimistic bubble regarding the WTA. But it's time to face the truth and acknowledge that this is indeed what the women's game of the future will be like: one-dimensional grinders without weapons rallying aimlessly down the middle of the court for hours on end.

The (awful) stats don't even begin to tell just how dire this match was.

"Believe" Oudin is very limited as a player; only her willingness to occasionally be aggressive on the big points makes her slightly more entertaining than the Europushers of Generation Suck. Her BH slice lacks bite and depth, and is almost never used constructively; she only slices because her drive BH is unreliable (she dumped a number of them into the middle of the net). Her flat FH almost qualifies as a weapon, but so did Cibulkova's, the player Oudin perhaps resembles the most.

There are plenty of grating pushers in the WTA, but "Caro" isn't one of them; she doesn't even grate. Her steadfast refusal to do anything at all in the way of working the points (notice that I'm not just complaining that she doesn't hit winners, or never even dictates the points to force the error out of her opponent - that's something nobody expects from her anymore) and her total passivity mean that it's as if she wasn't there. She's nothing, she doesn't exist.

Groeneveld is taking his "winning ugly" mantra to its logical extreme, and is being successful. Which probably means all the wrong conclusions are being taken by those currently in charge of player development, and this cycle will continue.

Nikkiri
Sep 11th, 2009, 10:50 AM
Cirstea and Kuzzie won their last two matches on hard court against Caro, not exactly a 'easy' draw for Caro!

So now Cirstea is a tough opponent, only when its suits you to make Caroline look better. :lol:

Effy
Sep 11th, 2009, 01:01 PM
go Caro go :yippee:

glad she thrashed Oudin.

SOA_MC
Sep 11th, 2009, 05:13 PM
So now Cirstea is a tough opponent, only when its suits you to make Caroline look better. :lol:

Same happens everytime someone fave/s beat Caro and that includes Cirstea fans

Remember LA and the gloating

Dodoboy.
Sep 11th, 2009, 05:14 PM
So now Cirstea is a tough opponent, only when its suits you to make Caroline look better. :lol:

Yes.

clementine
Sep 11th, 2009, 11:29 PM
TV audience rallied behind U.S. Open upstart Melanie Oudin
The 17-year-old's bid to make the semifinals was part of the most-watched tennis telecast in ESPN2's history.

By Diane Pucin
September 11, 2009

Melanie Oudin drew tennis fans to television.

Wednesday's ESPN2 coverage of the U.S. Open quarterfinal match between the unseeded 17-year-old from Georgia and ninth-seeded Danish teenager Caroline Wozniacki plus five-time defending champion Roger Federer's four-set win over Robin Soderling was the most-watched tennis telecast in ESPN2's history.

Oudin captivated serious and casual tennis fans with her unlikely romp through a draw in which she had to beat four higher-ranked Russians. She was openly enthusiastic, squealing with girlish delight, and then she would cry in happiness, and on Wednesday, sadness.

But after her exit from the tournament, Sports Illustrated published a story on its website detailing allegations of adultery between Oudin's coach, Brian de Villiers, and her mother, Leslie. According to the court documents reported in the story, Melanie Oudin's father, John, filed for divorce in July 2008.

Whatever turmoil her family is facing, it didn't seem to affect Oudin's performance here.

On Thursday, ESPN2 did a wrap-up of Oudin's two-week odyssey without mentioning the Sports Illustrated story. ESPN2 spokesman Dave Nagle said the network had no plans to discuss the family turmoil.

CBS, which begins its final weekend of coverage with the women's semifinals live beginning at 9:30 a.m. today, also had "no plans" to report on the story, network spokesman Gerard Caraccioli said.

Good job by both networks for leaving alone an emotional story affecting a 17-year-old.

John McEnroe, who was commenting for ESPN2 on Thursday night's men's match, said Oudin will need to get used to extra scrutiny because she did so well in New York.

"Welcome to the Open," he said. "If she'd lost in the first round no one would care about this."

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-sports-media11-2009sep11,0,3394101.story

Bingain
Sep 11th, 2009, 11:44 PM
Cinderella story always sells.

Kudos to ESPN and CBS on decision to not pursue turmoil story.

CloudAtlas
Sep 11th, 2009, 11:53 PM
TV audience rallied behind U.S. Open upstart Melanie Oudin
The 17-year-old's bid to make the semifinals was part of the most-watched tennis telecast in ESPN2's history.

By Diane Pucin
September 11, 2009

Melanie Oudin drew tennis fans to television.

Wednesday's ESPN2 coverage of the U.S. Open quarterfinal match between the unseeded 17-year-old from Georgia and ninth-seeded Danish teenager Caroline Wozniacki plus five-time defending champion Roger Federer's four-set win over Robin Soderling was the most-watched tennis telecast in ESPN2's history.

Oudin captivated serious and casual tennis fans with her unlikely romp through a draw in which she had to beat four higher-ranked Russians. She was openly enthusiastic, squealing with girlish delight, and then she would cry in happiness, and on Wednesday, sadness.

But after her exit from the tournament, Sports Illustrated published a story on its website detailing allegations of adultery between Oudin's coach, Brian de Villiers, and her mother, Leslie. According to the court documents reported in the story, Melanie Oudin's father, John, filed for divorce in July 2008.

Whatever turmoil her family is facing, it didn't seem to affect Oudin's performance here.

On Thursday, ESPN2 did a wrap-up of Oudin's two-week odyssey without mentioning the Sports Illustrated story. ESPN2 spokesman Dave Nagle said the network had no plans to discuss the family turmoil.

CBS, which begins its final weekend of coverage with the women's semifinals live beginning at 9:30 a.m. today, also had "no plans" to report on the story, network spokesman Gerard Caraccioli said.

Good job by both networks for leaving alone an emotional story affecting a 17-year-old.

John McEnroe, who was commenting for ESPN2 on Thursday night's men's match, said Oudin will need to get used to extra scrutiny because she did so well in New York.

"Welcome to the Open," he said. "If she'd lost in the first round no one would care about this."

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-sports-media11-2009sep11,0,3394101.story




I guess this has a direct correlation to the numerous "Wozniacki breasts!!" , "Wozniacki breasts sex tape!!!1" , "Wozniacki breasts bouncing!" "Wozniacki breasts uncensored playboy!!" vidoes appearing on Youtube then?

Chrissie-fan
Sep 12th, 2009, 12:02 AM
Wozniacki's style is just fine. If everyone played the same way it would be boring. Contrasting styles is what makes the game interesting to watch - it was true in the past and it will be true for as long as they play the game.

Bingain
Sep 12th, 2009, 12:12 AM
Wozniacki's style is just fine. If everyone played the same way it would be boring. Contrasting styles is what makes the game interesting to watch - it was true in the past and it will be true for as long as they play the game.

Agree.

I'm a S&V fan, and am very pissed by today's similar styles.

However, one of the most boring matches I've watched is Sampras vs Ivanisevic at Wimbledon. Bam-bam-bam-bam. Game Sampras. Bam-bam-bam-bam. Game Ivanisevic. Must have 120 aces between them.

Nikkiri
Sep 12th, 2009, 02:48 AM
Same happens everytime someone fave/s beat Caro and that includes Cirstea fans

Remember LA and the gloating

No? I remember a lot of excuses.

Anyways my comment was directed at him and no one else. Constantly making out Sorana isn't that good a player oh until it can be used to make Caroline look better. :lol: Funny is all.