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Svetlana)))
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:21 AM
:worship::worship::worship::worship:

Pasta-Na
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:21 AM
:help: :spit:

is1531
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:21 AM
Caroline played very well.

Ellery
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:21 AM
Caro :worship:

n1ko0
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:21 AM
well done caro! loved the match!! sooo looking forward to the final!!! :D xx

Potato
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:22 AM
Lady Jaja is 3-0 against The Woz D: :scared: Jaja better not screw this up.

good match though, a lot of high quality rallies pushing from the counterpuncher pusher and the all court gamer crafty pusher:hearts:

mila_mail
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:22 AM
Really love the "handshake".... Touching!!

Mynarco
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:22 AM
Aga had SO MANY CHANCES in 2nd set but blew it

Caralenko
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:22 AM
Caro hit 21 winners :sobbing: World number 2.

Wiggly
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:22 AM
Well, she hit some winners.

Radwanska upper body is so weak. She needs to work on it.

Matt.
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:23 AM
I've never watched a full match of Wozniacki's tennis before. Tonight was both the first and last time for that.

Chakvenus
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:23 AM
That. was. DISGUSTING.
im literally completely appauled.
caroline did NOTHING but push that ENTIRE match; she made like 4 errors but did NOTHING with her shots and let Aga of all people make errors. i literally am filled with utter disgust toward her right now, because apart from a few nice lobs, she was a GIANT BORE and i pray that Jelena destroys her 60 60 tomorrow without mercy.
aga, pathetic.

kman
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:23 AM
Easy win over in-form top 10 player. And 21 winners in a 2-set match.

Caroline is a freaking wall. She'll run everything up and get everything back.

Some great aces too.

Love those long hard-fought rallies.

I laughed when Radwanska ran out of options and tried to moonball Caroline off the court. Didn't work.

Well done Caroline. You lived up to your seeding in a tier 1 event and reached #2 ranking. Impressive.

Come again, Aga. Good tournament for you too.

Gdsimmons
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:23 AM
How in the holy hell did this chick beat Dementieva??!!

Rafito.
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:23 AM
:woohoo: The final I wanted!

Good luck in the final Caro!

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:24 AM
:woohoo:

akephon35695
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:24 AM
Not a fan of Caro but give credit for her performance today that's awesome
Aga miss too much for her standard

moby
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:24 AM
Expected. Radwanska can't deal with heavy topspin that bounces above her shoulder.
It's a result of her stick-like arms, weak upper-body, poke-swing technique, and negligible racket-head acceleration.
She continues her horrendous record against consistent topspin queens like Amelie, Francesca and now Caro.

nicidle
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:24 AM
i love how caro was competely not struggled with Aga's game.. she's the better pusher and aga lost her patience.
and despite their loppy forehands.. their rallies were long and great.

M.P
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:24 AM
feel kind of sorry for Aga :p
but Caro vs JJ would be good

Vincey!
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:24 AM
Well done Caro :D Win that now ;)

Svetlana)))
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:24 AM
The commentator was like: "Caroline has too big a game for Radwanska, what Radwanska needs to do is hit winners" Oh the irony :lol:

Nupe
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:24 AM
I've never watched a full match of Wozniacki's tennis before. Tonight was both the first and last time for that.

Its quite painful as I see nothing special about her game. She's a great moonballer, however.:worship:

Marty-Dom
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:24 AM
Maybe 80's tennis players would not fare so bad today after all? Wozniacki is now #2, Radwanska is a solid top 10 with wins over many "modern" power players such as Dementieva, Petrova and Kuznetsova.

Lachy
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:24 AM
Edited

olivero
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:24 AM
As expected. Aga couldn't cope with Caro's spin and Dane was just too solid today.
Aga played a bad match. Her serve was horrid today and she made tons of UEs :sad:

well done Woz but Aga should've at least get that second set. She had her chances.

P.S. those moonball rallies initiated by Caro :o

muniu
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:25 AM
I think Aga has missed a big chance , 38 UE's :o
at least I can go to bed now...

SAISAI-GOAT
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:25 AM
i love how caro was competely not struggled with Aga's game.. she's the better pusher and aga lost her patience.
and despite their loppy forehands.. their rallies were long and great.

why would aga trouble caro?
they have known each other for 10 years or something and caro is used to aga's game :p

Roookie
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:25 AM
the "pusher" jokes are getting sooooooo old. :rolleyes:

Solid play from Caro

olivero
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:26 AM
How in the holy hell did this chick beat Dementieva??!!

well it's a totally different match up for Agnieszka. Simple

akephon35695
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:26 AM
Well, she hit some winners.

Radwanska upper body is so weak. She needs to work on it.

Agree:rolleyes: but this girl had brain

Endru.
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:27 AM
congrats Caro :worship:
Aga :hug: way too many chances wasted in second set :smash:

Blu€
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:27 AM
Caro :hearts::hearts: rock solid in the first set, second not so good but still Aga just couldn't step up.

Win the final now :D

KamilZ
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:27 AM
Well done Caro! :) You are the best pusher in the world :inlove: :lol:

21 winners today :bounce: Acex4 :bounce: :eek:

BlackPanther.
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:27 AM
Caro :woohoo::woohoo:, 21 winners :hearts:. Push out Jelena in the final :devil::inlove:


Aga :hug:, blew a lot a chances in the second :sobbing:, serving 40-0 at 3-3 and got a break :tape:. Anyway great week. :hug:

Bronx19
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:27 AM
21 winners too.

Cant wait for her to destroy Janka tomorrow.

Nikkiri
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:27 AM
Nice handshake. But dammit Aga... stop wasting chances :sobbing:

miffedmax
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:27 AM
Well, as expected the second coming of Sun Tzu fizzled out against somebody who is simply more patient than she is. But, as I have a LOBster in the finals, I'm :)

nicidle
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:29 AM
why would aga trouble caro?
they have known each other for 10 years or something and caro is used to aga's game :p

maybe i just thought of the other players who constantly got into trouble
and those players should also be "familiar" with Aga's game.

Keadz
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:29 AM
I don't know how people are calling this a bad match, considering what we have seen this week. I thought it was great to see two players constructing points, changing game plans and being involved in some great rallies. Some nice clutch winners from both and aggresive play (I call bullshit on the pusher tag) from both. Surely its not that weird for a player to construct a point before going for a killer shot instead of mindlessly smashing a ball either side of the court, I don't see why half the posters on the board can't understand that.

Anyway, what made this match even better was because it was match played between two friends who obviously respect each other a lot. Good for the game.

:) Look forward to the future of womens tennis.

Agata.
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:30 AM
Aga :hug: :sad:
Soo many chances in the 2nd set :/
Most of them wasted because of UEs, too much of them to beat Wozniacki

again so close to my dream-final :sad:

Volcana
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:30 AM
That. was. DISGUSTING.
im literally completely appauled.
caroline did NOTHING but push that ENTIRE match; she made like 4 errors but did NOTHING with her shots.....Stop. Just ... stop. That is the most incredible load of BS ever.

You. Do. Not. Play. Tennis.

That's the only concievable explanation. I'm a fan of power tennis, which this certainly waa NOT. But this wasn't 'sit back and wait for the error' tennis eight. BOTH players probed, tryied to buodl points, looked for advantage to build on, went for winners when they presented themselves.

I'll say it again.

You. Do. Not. Play. Tennis. You're just a couch potato with too much attitude.

is1531
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:33 AM
Tonight Caroline did mix up her 2 handhand backhand shots. She had around 5 errors from her two hand backhand going down the line, but also created winning points by going down the line. I think if she can continue to mix up her 2 hand backhand between crosscourt and down the line, she will be a much better player in the future. She had around 4 aces and had a few unreturned serves for winners.

Twice Radwanska had Caroline 40-0 in the 2nd set, but in each game failed to convert.

simonsaystennis
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:33 AM
I'm so sick of all the pusher criticism :o If it gets the job done, it gets the job done! While this match didn't have a ton of winners blasted from all parts of the court, it had some great long rallies, lots of variety, and some great shot making. Radwanska made some crafty passing shots that were absolutely outstanding that you just don't see the big hitters make that much. Each style of play has its merits, I don't know why one style has to be right or wrong!

Also very nice sportsmanship at the end. Great to see the friendship of these two young girls shine through, even though both of them were giving it their all to beat the other.

Good luck in the final Caro! Good tournament Aga! :)

harloo
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:33 AM
DEAD @ the thread title!!:haha::haha::haha:

fantic
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:35 AM
One of the best matches in IW. WAY better than the recent ridiculous UE-fests. :lol:

Both players are the future and the saviors of WTA! :worship:

Apoleb
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:38 AM
Wozniacki overpowered Radwanska. :happy:

Basically, Woz had too much on her shots for Rad to deal with (and too much consistency at that), even though Rad is the better player to watch. But her shotmaking is pathetic. There was some terrific shot selection from her at different points in the match.

Black Dog
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:38 AM
That. was. DISGUSTING.
im literally completely appauled.
caroline did NOTHING but push that ENTIRE match; she made like 4 errors but did NOTHING with her shots and let Aga of all people make errors. i literally am filled with utter disgust toward her right now, because apart from a few nice lobs, she was a GIANT BORE and i pray that Jelena destroys her 60 60 tomorrow without mercy.
aga, pathetic.

It can't be that frustrating... To be honest, the way Wozniacki beat Aga today is the way Aga usually beats a couple of players on the tour. There's nothing wrong with that.

The problem was simple: Aga mixed moments of sheer brilliance with some plays that I'm making a huge effort not to remind... You can't be 40-0 on your own serve and end up losing it, especially after managing to get a break of serve, that must cause some impact on your psychological strength. On the other side, Caroline was absolutely solid, retrieving everything and especially serving big (or at least as big as she can) in every single crucial moment of the match; with all the respect for her (which I certainly have), I'm not sure if she will be able to put up such a consistent performance as this one in the next few months, at least against a top player.

Last, it's not like Aga isn't a mentally strong player; she's not as much as Caroline, it seems to me, but I believe that the big difference today is related to Wozniacki's exemplary mix of physical prowess and fighting spirit.

Anyway, congrats to Aga for the tournament, there will be much more chances in the future!

Chakvenus
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:40 AM
Stop. Just ... stop. That is the most incredible load of BS ever.

You. Do. Not. Play. Tennis.

That's the only concievable explanation. I'm a fan of power tennis, which this certainly waa NOT. But this wasn't 'sit back and wait for the error' tennis eight. BOTH players probed, tryied to buodl points, looked for advantage to build on, went for winners when they presented themselves.

I'll say it again.

You. Do. Not. Play. Tennis. You're just a couch potato with too much attitude.


oh shut it, Volcana.
you can feel that way or think i dont play tennis or whatever, but dont tell ME how to feel. i didnt enjoy the match. There were some good points, and im sure that i am probably more upset right now because one of my favorites lost, but regardless i wasnt impressed by the quality of the tennis. to me, it seemed like Agnieszka was doing the majority of the point constructing and Caroline was just chasing down balls. DONT tell me that you know more than i do because i wasnt impressed with this match.

stangtennis
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:40 AM
Unforced errors Winners Aces Double faults
Caro 25 21 4 0
Aga 38 18 1 2

jefrilibra
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:41 AM
AGA ... you are really pathetic!

How many chances do you really need to win your own game? SMH!

moby
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:44 AM
Wozniacki overpowered Radwanska. :happy:

Basically, Woz had too much on her shots for Rad to deal with (and too much consistency at that), even though Rad is the better player to watch. But her shotmaking is pathetic. There was some terrific shot selection from her at different points in the match.Radwanska is interesting to watch in the way Niculescu is interesting to watch I guess. But ultimately, she's not a very useful player.

When Radwanska tries to make things happen, she's forced to hit shots that are fairly low percentage for herself. She pulls it off sometimes, and it looks good, but often for every nice point she constructs, it is at the expense of several unforced errors. Not a very smart investment. Is this really so different from BBBs whaling away at balls hoping to land a couple of stunning winners?

stangtennis
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:45 AM
it seemed like Agnieszka was doing the majority of the point constructing and Caroline was just chasing down balls.
You must be kidding. Wozniacki controlled most balls and Aga did the majority of chasing, especially in the first set where Caro was dictating while Aga was runnning from side to side all the time chasing the ball.

Apoleb
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:48 AM
Radwanska is interesting to watch in the way Niculescu is interesting to watch I guess. But ultimately, she's not a very useful player.

When Radwanska tries to make things happen, she's forced to hit shots that are fairly low percentage for herself. She pulls it off sometimes, and it looks good, but often for every nice point she constructs, it is at the expense of several unforced errors. Not a very smart investment.

Yeah, her issues are with the quality of the ball she hits. Puff-balls, with such slow racket-head speed, no upper body strength :shrug: I mean, I'm really surprised that she made it in the top 10 given what she has. Her point construction from a tactical perspective isn't bad. She got in good positions several times in rally's, but couldn't finish the volley/smash/put-away..etc because she's this damn weak (on crucial points too). Even her drop shots have mediocre execution on them. Still, she has some imaginative shot selection, and imo it's the really reason why the match looked tighter than it would have been.

kman
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:49 AM
it seemed like Agnieszka was doing the majority of the point constructing and Caroline was just chasing down balls.

Eh, certainly not for the majority of the match. The first set was dictated almost entirely by Caroline. Aga got to dictate a bit in the second set, but Caroline's defensive was obviously better than Aga's.

Caroline had more winners, fewer UEs, more aces, fewer double faults, yea...

Keadz
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:51 AM
to me, it seemed like Agnieszka was doing the majority of the point constructing and Caroline was just chasing down balls.

:lol: What a load of shit, both players were attempting to construct points. Its just that when Aga did it in this match, Carolines defence was far too good for Aga and her lack of a killer blow.

In todays match, Wozniaki's attack, defence, serving and returning were all better than Radwanksa's.

Radwanska can play better obviously but her losing today had more to do with Carolines positive play rather than her own bad play.

adner
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:53 AM
Eh, certainly not for the majority of the match. The first set was dictated almost entirely by Caroline. Aga got to dictate a bit in the second set, but Caroline's defensive was obviously better than Aga's.

Caroline had more winners, fewer UEs, more aces, fewer double faults, yea...

She had 3 more winners and won 7 more games. Are you still sure that her attack was that much better?

Midnight_Robber
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:57 AM
I tried to see this match but all of the streams that I found were playing football or doing something else.

If the stats are anything to go by, neither of them pushed, and Caro *almost* had a positive winner to error ratio which is rare for this tournament and most other WTA tournaments in recent times to be honest. If Caro's retrieving game puts her opponent under pressure and consistently wins her matches then so be it.

I expect the finals will involve a lot of running and defending...

is1531
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:58 AM
The better player won today.

kman
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:59 AM
That says more about the state of Dementieva than that of Aga.

Dementieva is currently one of the leading players on the race list.

adner
Mar 20th, 2010, 06:03 AM
Dementieva is currently one of the leading players on the race list.
We know that Caroline's win was a fluke today, you don't need to prove that anymore ;) :lol:

terjw
Mar 20th, 2010, 06:13 AM
WD Caro. And the final I wanted.

LOL that Caro and Aga are friends but I've noticed that one of the downsides of being Caro's friend when it comes to playing is that Caro dispatches her friends on the court pretty much every single time.

I'm happy for whoever wins the final. But I think Caro might be too much for JJ now. Caro won't give JJ the free UEs that other players have given her. Yes JJ is 3-0 H2H. But she was finding it increasingly difficult to beat Caro. And that was back in JJ's heyday of 2007-2008.

kman
Mar 20th, 2010, 06:15 AM
We know that Caroline's win was a fluke today, you don't need to prove that anymore ;) :lol:

Didn't she win last time as well? :)

Apoleb
Mar 20th, 2010, 06:17 AM
LOL that Caro and Aga and friends but I've noticed that one of the downsides of being Caro's fiend when it comes to playing is that Caro dispatch her friends on the court every single time.



I always knew she's evil, so she probably uses her "friendships" to study and destruct her opponents' games. You can see the evil stare right before she serves. Otherwise, she reverts to her fake "sainty" self.

adner
Mar 20th, 2010, 06:38 AM
Didn't she win last time as well? :)

I was joking.

Amalgamate
Mar 20th, 2010, 06:41 AM
:help: WTA :help: Jankovic, Radwanska, Wozniacki etc. :tape: Dear lord :utter disgrace and so sad:

Apoleb
Mar 20th, 2010, 06:42 AM
:help: WTA :help: Jankovic, Radwanska, Wozniacki etc. :tape: Dear lord :utter disgrace and so sad:

:bigcry:

THIS.

(but you forgot Stosur in there).

PLP
Mar 20th, 2010, 06:46 AM
I always knew she's evil, so she probably uses her "friendships" to study and destruct her opponents' games. You can see the evil stare right before she serves. Otherwise, she reverts to her fake "sainty" self.

:haha:

So many haterz in this thread. I guess she has officially 'made it' so to speak. Very pleased with a str8 sets win.
Expected result really, can't wait for the final.

moby
Mar 20th, 2010, 06:46 AM
:bigcry:

THIS.

(but you forgot Stosur in there).I assumed that the use of "etc." in place of "Stosur" was deliberate. :tape:

DragonFlame
Mar 20th, 2010, 06:55 AM
Whatever is being said about this, this girl surely played like she´s a BRICK WALL today. Damn, that was some EXTREMELY good pushing. She made it so physical, Radwanska really didn´t have a chance.

Besides this, caroline´s game is improving. There´s more power on it, it looks like she´s getting even MORE consistant then she already was, the serve is getting better, she´s reading play better.

Seriously, EVERYONE will have to play some seriously powerful game to knock this pusher queen off. It ain´t easy at all. unforced error jankovic will lose in straights if she shows up.

Inger67
Mar 20th, 2010, 06:55 AM
Come on Caro! Win your first BIG title :)

Lord Choc Ice
Mar 20th, 2010, 07:03 AM
One thing I will say - if Caro does win the title tomorrow, at least she would've finally beaten some seeded and/or top 10 players to win a title. ;)

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 20th, 2010, 07:48 AM
Caro :yeah:
Aga :hug:

kman
Mar 20th, 2010, 07:49 AM
I was joking.

As was I. Hence the smiley.

tennisbum79
Mar 20th, 2010, 07:52 AM
Conchita Martinez vs. Marie Joe Fernandez... revisited

Marty-Dom
Mar 20th, 2010, 08:08 AM
A year ago, when Serena listed Caro as a future leading talent on the tour, many people thought she was just being nice or covering for her own poor performance in a match against Caro in Sydney.
But, it turns out Serena has an eye for talent. 14 months later Caro is ranked second, behind Serena and ahead of everyone else.
I believe Venus also had very good things to say about Caro after playing her in a tournament or two.
Caroline is a real deal, whether people like it or not.

Elwin.
Mar 20th, 2010, 08:43 AM
Caro :yeah:

changel
Mar 20th, 2010, 08:48 AM
I'm sorry but Wozniacki isn't the next big thing, she will NEVER beat Sharapova(even though she is losing to many people at Majors I just think she won't lose against Wozniacki), Henin, Venus or Clijsters, she maybe N2 in the world but I don't she would be in the top 5 if Henin, Clijsters, Sharapova are healthy, her ranking is just a fluke.

A Magicman
Mar 20th, 2010, 08:49 AM
Maybe 80's tennis players would not fare so bad today after all? Wozniacki is now #2, Radwanska is a solid top 10 with wins over many "modern" power players such as Dementieva, Petrova and Kuznetsova.

So maybe the mother of all moonballers, Sabatini, should have a comeback and become number 1 now...

C. W. Fields
Mar 20th, 2010, 09:18 AM
im literally completely appauled.

I'm appalled at your spelling! ;)

Derek.
Mar 20th, 2010, 09:38 AM
Caro. :hearts:
Loves it.

kman
Mar 20th, 2010, 09:43 AM
Wozniacki is now #2, Radwanska is a solid top 10 with wins over many "modern" power players such as Dementieva, Petrova and Kuznetsova.

Wozniacki has wins over Dementieva, Petrova and Kuznetsova too ;)

dawid
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:05 AM
Their handshake was the best moment in a match :o I'm mad at myself, cuz I woke up at 3:30AM to see an ugly match :|

Kasey
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:09 AM
Caro forced Aga to play different, Aga'a play is all about not making UE, keeping the ball inside the court-this time it was a way too bizzare
Aga 18 winners/37 UE :help:
Because of the win Caro will move up to no.2 :help:
Aga:hug:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:10 AM
This match was like seeing a Formula 1 car running at 100 km/hr instead of 350 km/hr

kman
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:19 AM
I'm sorry but Wozniacki isn't the next big thing, she will NEVER beat Sharapova(even though she is losing to many people at Majors I just think she won't lose against Wozniacki), Henin, Venus or Clijsters, she maybe N2 in the world but I don't she would be in the top 5 if Henin, Clijsters, Sharapova are healthy, her ranking is just a fluke.

If she can beat and bagel Petrova who slaughtered Clijsters 6-0 6-1, then she can beat Clijsters too. Sharapova is losing to players that are worse than Caroline so obviously Caroline can beat her too. It's not like she's a particularly bad match-up for Caroline. She lost to Zheng this tournament who lost to Caroline.

I wouldn't say never with the others either seeing as she had 4 match points against Serena. Henin is a bad match-up for Caroline, though, I'll admit. But even Henin crashed out early in this tournament lol...

You guys just have to deal with the fact that times are changing and many of the players that became so dear to you over the years are no longer top of the food chain. Thank god for new blood.

Hugh.
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:22 AM
This match was like seeing a Formula 1 car running at 100 km/hr instead of 350 km/hr

Yeah, cos Caro has not yet hit top gear :p

kman
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:23 AM
Yeah, cos Caro has not yet hit top gear :p

Caro was in cruise control.

dawid
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:26 AM
If she can beat and bagel Petrova who slaughtered Clijsters 6-0 6-1, then she can beat Clijsters too. Sharapova is losing to players that are worse than Caroline so obviously Caroline can beat her too. It's not like she's a particularly bad match-up for Caroline. She lost to Zheng this tournament who lost to Caroline.

I wouldn't say never with the others either seeing as she had 4 match points against Serena. Henin is a bad match-up for Caroline, though, I'll admit. But even Henin crashed out early in this tournament lol...

You guys just have to deal with the fact that times are changing and many of the players that became so dear to you over the years are no longer top of the food chain. Thank god for new blood.

Are you kidding me? She beat Petrova and it means nothing.

Svetlana)))
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:27 AM
If she can beat and bagel Petrova who slaughtered Clijsters 6-0 6-1, then she can beat Clijsters too. Sharapova is losing to players that are worse than Caroline so obviously Caroline can beat her too. It's not like she's a particularly bad match-up for Caroline. She lost to Zheng this tournament who lost to Caroline.

I wouldn't say never with the others either seeing as she had 4 match points against Serena. Henin is a bad match-up for Caroline, though, I'll admit. But even Henin crashed out early in this tournament lol...

You guys just have to deal with the fact that times are changing and many of the players that became so dear to you over the years are no longer top of the food chain. Thank god for new blood.

Poor logic. You can't say that Venus owns Henin and Henin owns Jelena. Therefore Venus owns Jelena. It's WRONG.

Marionated
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:27 AM
If she can beat and bagel Petrova who slaughtered Clijsters 6-0 6-1, then she can beat Clijsters too. Sharapova is losing to players that are worse than Caroline so obviously Caroline can beat her too. It's not like she's a particularly bad match-up for Caroline. She lost to Zheng this tournament who lost to Caroline.

I wouldn't say never with the others either seeing as she had 4 match points against Serena. Henin is a bad match-up for Caroline, though, I'll admit. But even Henin crashed out early in this tournament lol...

You guys just have to deal with the fact that times are changing and many of the players that became so dear to you over the years are no longer top of the food chain. Thank god for new blood.

Obviously Nadia didn't hit 57 unforced errors against Clijsters.

gaja kesari
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:30 AM
Congratulations Caroline!

Agnieszka :hug:

kman
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:31 AM
Poor logic. You can't say that Venus owns Henin and Henin owns Jelena. Therefore Venus owns Jelena. It's WRONG.

I'm not saying Caroline owns Sharapova because Sharapova lost to a player Caroline beat lol...

I'm responding to a person who's saying that Caro will never beat them as if she's not capable of doing it. In reality, pretty much anyone is capable of beating anyone at any given day. It just makes it dumber that (s)he's basically saying a player of Caroline's caliber is not, especially when they often lose to players that are worse. Like I also said, Sharapova is not a particularly bad match-up for Caroline. She's a great player and when she's playing her best she's hard to beat, but she's also incredibly inconsistent and error-prone.

Brena
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:34 AM
That. was. DISGUSTING.
im literally completely appauled.
caroline did NOTHING but push that ENTIRE match; she made like 4 errors but did NOTHING with her shots and let Aga of all people make errors. i literally am filled with utter disgust toward her right now, because apart from a few nice lobs, she was a GIANT BORE and i pray that Jelena destroys her 60 60 tomorrow without mercy.
aga, pathetic.

I didn't see the match, but if Woz bored even Aga into UEing, Jelena will do even worse, I'm afraid. :tears:

kman
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:38 AM
Obviously Nadia didn't hit 57 unforced errors against Clijsters.

Why do you think almost every time someone plays Caroline, they end up with lots of UEs? You're taking the term "unforced error" too literally if you think they never have anything to do with the other player. When Caroline runs everything up and brings every ball back, they usually end up making a UE because they can't sustain those long rallies like Caroline can. Then they get frustrated and begin to feel the pressure that Caroline is putting on them and more errors follow...

Marionated
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:39 AM
Why do you think almost every time someone plays Caroline, they end up with lots of UEs? You're taking the term "unforced error" too literally if you think they never have anything to do with the other player. When Caroline runs everything up and brings every ball back, they usually end up making a UE because they can't sustain those long rallies like Caroline can.

And you enjoy watching such tennis?

Dodoboy.
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:44 AM
So pathetic some of you/!

Great match, and great final in prospect. Big wins Caro, Well done for turning your season around!

kman
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:44 AM
And you enjoy watching such tennis?

I love long, hard-fought rallies. The longer the better, usually.

Shafanovic.
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:45 AM
Yay Caro :worship:

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:56 AM
I don't know how people are calling this a bad match, considering what we have seen this week. I thought it was great to see two players constructing points, changing game plans and being involved in some great rallies.

A fan of Stosur talking about what point constructing should look like... :haha:

terjw
Mar 20th, 2010, 11:59 AM
Well just saw a bit of the replay. Some of those points at 2-2 with those deuces in the second set were brilliant. We had the lot: Moving players all over the court, intelligent hitting behind the player, drop shot by Aga, a great and intelligent lob by Caro that the Eurosport commentators said how refreshing to see instead of just bashing the ball, deft volley by Aga, an ace by Caro. a dispute with the chair umpire over a let and then it had to happen the next serve was a let ha ha.

And all this without the dreadful shrieking like a banjee.

thrust
Mar 20th, 2010, 12:21 PM
That. was. DISGUSTING.
im literally completely appauled.
caroline did NOTHING but push that ENTIRE match; she made like 4 errors but did NOTHING with her shots and let Aga of all people make errors. i literally am filled with utter disgust toward her right now, because apart from a few nice lobs, she was a GIANT BORE and i pray that Jelena destroys her 60 60 tomorrow without mercy.
aga, pathetic.

CARO WON, SHE IS NUMBER TWO, LIVE WITH THE REALITY!! WHAT IS DISGUSTING IS YOUR HATE!

thrust
Mar 20th, 2010, 12:22 PM
Well just saw a bit of the replay. Some of those points at 2-2 with those deuces in the second set were brilliant. We had the lot: Moving players all over the court, intelligent hitting behind the player, drop shot by Aga, a great and intelligent lob by Caro that the Eurosport commentators said how refreshing to see instead of just bashing the ball, deft volley by Aga, an ace by Caro. a dispute with the chair umpire over a let and then it had to happen the next serve was a let ha ha.

And all this without the dreadful shrieking like a banjee.

WELL PUT AND TRUE!! VERY REFRESHING TENNIS.

Caralenko
Mar 20th, 2010, 12:25 PM
CARO WON, SHE IS NUMBER TWO, LIVE WITH THE REALITY!! WHAT IS DISGUSTING IS YOUR HATE!

WELL PUT AND TRUE!! VERY REFRESHING TENNIS.

mY cAPS lOCK KEY IS bROKEN BUT I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU YOU ARE SO RIGHT!!!!1!11!1!!1!!

LoLex
Mar 20th, 2010, 12:57 PM
I woke up to watch this :o Horrible attitude from Radwanska :o She lost it mentally.

fouc
Mar 20th, 2010, 01:14 PM
spread your bullshit haters, this was a great, entertaining match :hearts::hearts: best in IW so far

kman
Mar 20th, 2010, 01:19 PM
spread your bullshit haters, this was a great, entertaining match :hearts::hearts: best in IW so far

Wozniacki-Zheng was better.

donniedarkofan
Mar 20th, 2010, 01:20 PM
oh please it was hardly a good match. I've alrady said it, Radwanska is no match for Wozniacki and it will be like that throughout their careers. Agnieszka will be unable to beat Caroline simply beacuse she's struggling with players who can run down every ball and hit their shots with lots of top spin. Agnieszka is a typicall counter puncher, no match for a pusher(Word pusher isn't used in a bad way, there's nothing wrong with being a pusher).

Radwanska however showed with bad attitude. She was smiling, yeah, but she never thought she can beat Wozniacki. She knows she's unable to beat any girl who plays like that and it's not a good thing.

fouc
Mar 20th, 2010, 01:24 PM
Wozniacki-Zheng was better.

haven't seen. but kuduos to zheng if so, cuz she is in my 2nd best match too against sharapova.

Break My Rapture
Mar 20th, 2010, 01:38 PM
Noooo. :bigcry:

Aga :hug:
WTA :hug:

cn ireland
Mar 20th, 2010, 02:52 PM
Very good win Caro:yeah:

mdterp01
Mar 20th, 2010, 03:49 PM
How in the holy hell did this chick beat Dementieva??!!

Seriously!!! :help:

allrounder
Mar 20th, 2010, 04:11 PM
Well done Caro :yeah: I had a feeling Aga would struggle without having much pace to play with :(

meb
Mar 20th, 2010, 04:28 PM
Aga :( She needs more power.

But overall good tournament for her

Beat
Mar 20th, 2010, 04:32 PM
why would aga trouble caro?
they have known each other for 10 years or something and caro is used to aga's game :p

strange reasoning, because that would work vice versa, too.

pattty
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:18 PM
:sad:

iPatty
Mar 20th, 2010, 06:07 PM
I wish Dementieva wasn't such a dumb ass.

Radwanska is so...weak. No other word really can describe her game so effectively. She pushes, but does she have any other choice? She doesn't have the physical strength, technique, racquet head speed, intensity, or footwork to do anything else than run around and bunt the ball back at 25% the pace of the WTA elite. Quite sad really.

As for Wozniacki...I was impressed by her in this match. The way she was working over Radwanska with the heavy topspin was very effective and she played fairly aggressively. Of course, against Radwanska it's difficult to play any other way. If Wozniacki can continue to utilize this heavy topspin without turning it into a moonball, I will actually start supporting her. Her tenacity and willingness to fight for every point is very impressive. She's not worthy of the #1 ranking, but if she can continue to improve I won't have a problem with the future of the WTA. She has the potential to be a good player, if she can increase her racquet head speed and move up in the court a little bit. Time will tell.

#kArLoS#
Mar 20th, 2010, 06:11 PM
I knew the best pusher was gonna take this.So it was an expected result:yawn::o

rucolo
Mar 20th, 2010, 06:53 PM
Aga :sad::hug:

Congrats, Caro.:D

Sweet hug at the net.:hearts:

Caro was simply too good.
The 2-2 game in 2nd set was the best.:drool:
The match was closer than the scoreline suggests.
Caro won the important points.

Overall successful tournament for Aga. IW SF is a great result.:yeah:

I've alrady said it, Radwanska is no match for Wozniacki and it will be like that throughout their careers. Agnieszka will be unable to beat Caroline simply beacuse she's struggling with players who can run down every ball and hit their shots with lots of top spin.

Agree.
Caroline is a bad match-up for Aga.:(
IMO the only surface where Aga has a chance to beat Caro is grass.

Aga :( She needs more power.


So true. I`ve already said this often before that Aga needs more power.
Also Aga has a very weak serve. (Ok, here and there an ace, but that`s it.)
Considering all this I`m very happy to see Aga in QF/SF of the big tournaments.
Due to her lack of power it`s quite an achievement.

LoveFifteen
Mar 20th, 2010, 07:09 PM
This was not an 80s match! Women in the 80s could volley and/or hit passing shots.

Slutati
Mar 20th, 2010, 07:28 PM
Congrats Caro. :D Lose to JJ now.

Poor Aga. :hug:

hurricanejeanne
Mar 20th, 2010, 08:14 PM
Aga seems to do better when she plays big hitters who go for winners and Caroline is far too steady and was far too steady in this match.

Congrats, Caroline.

Dunlop1
Mar 20th, 2010, 08:22 PM
This was not an 80s match! Women in the 80s could volley and/or hit passing shots.

So true.
You want to beat Wozniacki? Overpower her or finish off points at the net.

fantic
Mar 20th, 2010, 09:20 PM
You want to beat Wozniacki? Overpower her or finish off points at the net.

Can Jankovic do that? Actually Radwanska tried the latter one, but was hit by quite a few passing

shots and lobs..(of course most of Rad's winners were net points, but still)

Break My Rapture
Mar 20th, 2010, 09:42 PM
Can Jankovic do that? Actually Radwanska tried the latter one, but was hit by quite a few passing

shots and lobs..(of course most of Rad's winners were net points, but still)
The way Aga came to the net wasn't smart though, she went to the net on rather weak shots. :shrug:
Play deep on Wozniacki's FH = you get a amazingly easy shot = hit the winner. Sometimes players are too retarded to actually do the last part. :shrug:

Aaric
Mar 20th, 2010, 09:54 PM
Well done Caro :yeah:
Aga :hug:

Juju Nostalgique
Mar 21st, 2010, 12:54 AM
Was Arantxa umpiring this s**t? :smash:

Joe.
Mar 21st, 2010, 11:26 AM
21 winners in a straight set match (17 games) is actually pretty good :unsure:

Sharpie4me
Mar 21st, 2010, 04:16 PM
Ratwanska got outpushed :spit:
she's useless against the other pushers, Pushniacki and Jankobitch :spit: