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kman
Apr 1st, 2010, 01:30 PM
One more quote to get the haters riled up :lol:

Henin on Wozniacki:

"She's really smart. She never plays two balls in a row with the same rhythm. She forced me to play my best and work hard. I was in deep trouble in the first set. I had a hard time finding a balance between aggression and patience. It was the kind of match I really needed and even though I was tired toward the end, I managed to win."

source: http://ekstrabladet.dk/sport/anden_sport/tennis/article1323327.ece

goldenlox
Apr 1st, 2010, 01:38 PM
Even the goofiest of Caro haters knows she plays a smart game

tea
Apr 1st, 2010, 01:44 PM
Hahaha. How would this fit into the haters' tiny minds.:lol:
This Henin perhaps knows it better than TF experts do, so it may hurt.:awww:

azinna
Apr 1st, 2010, 01:51 PM
Caro plays to discomfort opponents (so the label "pusher" is much too simplistic). If she can find a way to mix in pace and positional aggression, she could win slams, be some updated version of Hingis, etc....

But she's at crossroads familiar to many other players (Hingis v2, Jankovic, toss in Murray from the ATP). Post-2001 on both tours, when you're trying to strike that elusive, perfect balance between Aggression and Retrieval, it always best to be coming to that balance from the A-side rather than the R, and to have at least one shot that is instinctively, naturally punishing.

Otherwise, you end up giving your opponent ample time and opportunity to strike her own balance, as Justine did over the 3 sets.

Nicolás89
Apr 1st, 2010, 01:55 PM
Henin was clearly lying right? :rolleyes:

Ellery
Apr 1st, 2010, 01:58 PM
Classy Justine :inlove:

Ntour
Apr 1st, 2010, 01:58 PM
I don't get all the hate for wozniacki, sure she doesn't blast winners, but she plays a smart defensive game and she wins a lot. surely that deserves some respect

Meteor Shower
Apr 1st, 2010, 02:03 PM
I'm a Justine fan, and not a Wozniacki hater, and here is my take on the match:
Wozniacki played a step in the right direction against Justine. It wasn't just loopy balls with tons of topspin 99% of the time by her. Came to the net more, attacked more.
Still far from enough IMO.

However, to say that she never plays two balls with the same rhythm? I don't get that Justine :shrug:

Steff_forever
Apr 1st, 2010, 02:10 PM
I don't get all the hate for wozniacki, sure she doesn't blast winners, but she plays a smart defensive game and she wins a lot. surely that deserves some respect
And I don't care anymore for the incredible flat comments about Juju or Caro or Daniela or JJ or...

All these dimwits just wanna see speedy rallies, fh after fh without variety of the different players. Not thinking about different approaches to get their opponent out of rythm.

They just want monotony and speed, nothing else, just to get t in their brains...

this would be the death of tennis, not Caro being #2 or Juju reaching the top5 again...

thrust
Apr 1st, 2010, 02:15 PM
And I don't care anymore for the incredible flat comments about Juju or Caro or Daniela or JJ or...

All these dimwits just wanna see speedy rallies, fh after fh without variety of the different players. Not thinking about different approaches to get their opponent out of rythm.

They just want monotony and speed, nothing else, just to get t in their brains...

this would be the death of tennis, not Caro being #2 or Juju reaching the top5 again...

SO TRUE!

Joana
Apr 1st, 2010, 02:20 PM
I think it may be something like Jankovic's game occasionally. It doesn't look all that when you watch it, but clearly there something that bothers other players, something that may not be noticeable on TV.

So Disrespectful
Apr 1st, 2010, 02:24 PM
And I don't care anymore for the incredible flat comments about Juju or Caro or Daniela or JJ or...

All these dimwits just wanna see speedy rallies, fh after fh without variety of the different players. Not thinking about different approaches to get their opponent out of rythm.

They just want monotony and speed, nothing else, just to get t in their brains...

this would be the death of tennis, not Caro being #2 or Juju reaching the top5 again...

No offence, but there's a big difference between those three and her. Henin, Hantuchova and Jankovic all have far more entertaining games than Wozniacki. I'm not commenting on the effectiveness of Wozniacki's game though, because it is very effective against almost everyone on tour.

hdfb
Apr 1st, 2010, 02:26 PM
If anything, this match just reminded Justine of Aniko Kapros.

Steff_forever
Apr 1st, 2010, 02:32 PM
No offence, but there's a big difference between those three and her. Henin, Hantuchova and Jankovic all have far more entertaining games than Wozniacki. I'm not commenting on the effectiveness of Wozniacki's game though, because it is very effective against almost everyone on tour.
And why can't you accept it, live with it ?
Just b/c it's sth different?
I just like it when players bring differnt styles into the game.
Just like Hingis or Monica making Steffi searching for other weapons. It made the game vivid.

youizahoe
Apr 1st, 2010, 02:38 PM
Don't like Caro. But I know it's one of her qualities, to make the opponent think about what to do next :)

¤CharlDa¤
Apr 1st, 2010, 03:03 PM
There is something deceiving about watchin tennis on TV: we don't understand the spins, angles, heights, as much as live beside the court. Justine is probably right: it's probably quite tough to play against Wozniacki, and not 'only' because she retrieves tons of balls, but also because of her court sense and variety.

I'm personnally becoming more and more of a Wozniacki fan (it all started because I thought this girl needed a break!), and you could see clearly in that match (and also in the Radwanska match in IW) that she is starting to mix up more agressive patches in there.

The way she rolls her backhand is superb, and she did it a few good winners from that side, including an important point in the first set tie break. The technique on her forehand is a touch off so it will never become a huge attacking weapon, but its a steady shot that she can rely on, which is probably the biggest asset a player can have right now in the era or hit-and-miss.

This girl is still young, adorable, and got a head on those shoulders. Get used to it, you'll hear a lot more from her.

Marilyn Monheaux
Apr 1st, 2010, 03:13 PM
I wonder what happens the next time Justine plays against Caro.

Inger67
Apr 1st, 2010, 03:15 PM
If anything shows that Caro deserves some respect around here, this surely should. Justine Henin has been complimenting the girl up and down. And in her last match Caro did hit 21 winners! So she is obviously doing something right. Don't let them put you down girl!

iPatty
Apr 1st, 2010, 03:16 PM
If that was Henin at her best, I shudder to think what she will look like when out of form.

ivanban
Apr 1st, 2010, 03:44 PM
:o Henin's answers in this interview were snappy, with a hint of jealousy and discrimination :tears:

AnnaK_4ever
Apr 1st, 2010, 03:58 PM
We are not gonna buy this April fools day joke.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Apr 1st, 2010, 03:59 PM
I agree
Wozniacki plays one soft ball followed by another even softer . Change of rythim

ivanban
Apr 1st, 2010, 04:01 PM
:haha:

thegreendestiny
Apr 1st, 2010, 04:05 PM
Justine's April fools special :worship:

fantic
Apr 1st, 2010, 04:09 PM
I think it may be something like Jankovic's game occasionally. It doesn't look all that when you watch it, but clearly there something that bothers other players, something that may not be noticeable on TV.

Her sunshine smile(sometimes reinforced by her shiny forehead) blinds them, forcing them to make inexplicable errors. There!

AcesHigh
Apr 1st, 2010, 04:13 PM
We are not gonna buy this April fools day joke.

:spit: Yea... sure... "smart". That's definitely how i'd describe Caro's game :help:

propi
Apr 1st, 2010, 04:18 PM
Loved Caroline yesterday :worship:
Still don't get why she or Aga aren't liked here :hearts:

AnnaK_4ever
Apr 1st, 2010, 04:27 PM
Loved Caroline yesterday :worship:
Still don't get why she or Aga aren't liked here :hearts:

Dunno why but it made me remember last night's tragicomic phrase by a Russian Eurosport commentator: "Caroline Radwanska plays a lot like Hingis, only her backhand is much stronger than Martina's one".

TennisFan66
Apr 1st, 2010, 04:33 PM
Loved Caroline yesterday :worship:
Still don't get why she or Aga aren't liked here :hearts:

Actually, the Caro haterz bridge is a dozen or so, whom are very active with their drive by haterz WUM comments.

Scroll through a Caro thread and you'll see the same names with haterz comments over and over.

Not much you can do about that. Its a public forum and you don't need to age verify :lol:

Caro :hearts: :worship: :bounce:

fantic
Apr 1st, 2010, 04:40 PM
Her sunshine smile(sometimes reinforced by her shiny forehead) blinds them, forcing them to make inexplicable errors. There!

Forgot to add this;

Her 'evil' :devil: stare when on serve freezes the opponent's limb, that's why they are making TONS of errors! Juju Heng

was no exception! :worship:

Squiddie
Apr 1st, 2010, 06:23 PM
Yep. You never quite know whether she's going to moonball or not.

delicatecutter
Apr 1st, 2010, 07:11 PM
Actually, the Caro haterz bridge is a dozen or so, whom are very active with their drive by haterz WUM comments.

Scroll through a Caro thread and you'll see the same names with haterz comments over and over.

Not much you can do about that. Its a public forum and you don't need to age verify :lol:

Caro :hearts: :worship: :bounce:

What is WUM? And it would save you a lot of time if you just put Caro :hearts: :worship: :bounce: into your signature. :help:

The Daviator
Apr 1st, 2010, 07:16 PM
:worship: at Justine for exposing the idiocy of the 'experts' on here, 'experts' who wouldn't be able to get the ball over the net if they dared set foot on a court with a professional.

Lady
Apr 1st, 2010, 07:35 PM
Dunno why but it made me remember last night's tragicomic phrase by a Russian Eurosport commentator: "Caroline Radwanska plays a lot like Hingis, only her backhand is much stronger than Martina's one".

Oh please, don't remind me :lol:
I'm still getting over "Wozniacki is not even 19 yet, this 18 year old Dane and Caroline will be 20 in June" all said in 2 back to back sentences.


And important note, it's not his opinion, it's opinion of "tennis specialists" whoever they are)))

iPatty
Apr 1st, 2010, 07:43 PM
:worship: at Justine for exposing the idiocy of the 'experts' on here, 'experts' who wouldn't be able to get the ball over the net if they dared set foot on a court with a professional.

Well that's not entirely true.

AnnaK_4ever
Apr 1st, 2010, 07:46 PM
:worship: at Justine for exposing the idiocy of the 'experts' on here, 'experts' who wouldn't be able to get the ball over the net if they dared set foot on a court with a professional.

Well, then 'experts' would hardly do any worse than Justine did.
And since when does a mindless ballbasher like Henin know anything about smart play, to begin with?

cellophane
Apr 1st, 2010, 07:52 PM
Caroline Radwanska :hearts: :spit:

Tennisstar86
Apr 1st, 2010, 07:54 PM
Of course she had nice things to say...she played horribly and almost(should have lost) This reminds me of when Davenport whooped up on Ivanovic after she talked about how she had such a great game in a press conference...

CloudAtlas
Apr 1st, 2010, 07:58 PM
Well, then 'experts' would hardly do any worse than Justine did.
And since when does a mindless ballbasher like Henin know anything about smart play, to begin with?


Oh dear.

Ryan
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:01 PM
Well, then 'experts' would hardly do any worse than Justine did.
And since when does a mindless ballbasher like Henin know anything about smart play, to begin with?



Stick to stats please, since you clearly know nothing about actual tennis.

fouc
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:08 PM
Yep. You never quite know whether she's going to moonball or not.

:lol::lol::worship:
I think she is the one and only top30 player who uses moonballs in the middle of the rally and not being in a defensive position so often. I don't remember when was it last time that I saw moonballing before IW. Caro was playing it in every match

moby
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:13 PM
I tend to think that Wozniacki's lack of rhythm on her shots is mostly a fortunate byproduct of her rather odd and unstable technique - brushing up against the ball always without hitting through it -, and her tendency to let the ball play her (as opposed to playing the ball) rather than any particular intent. She makes the occasional strange rally error sometimes. On short attackable balls she sometimes just rolls the ball back meekly instead of attacking it. This inability to hit the ball in consistent manner is why she'll always be a reactive player rather than a proactive one. She does have good intuition on keeping the ball in play though and has very good skills to do whatever it takes - pace or spin - to keep the ball in.

Not sure, I can't really call her a junkballer either. Junkballers much more actively make their opponents self-destruct, and they can change things up when they're losing. I've rarely seen Wozniacki do that.

kman
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:16 PM
:lol::lol::worship:
I think she is the one and only top30 player who uses moonballs in the middle of the rally and not being in a defensive position so often. I don't remember when was it last time that I saw moonballing before IW. Caro was playing it in every match

Did you not watch Radwanska-Wozniacki at IW? Radwanska tried to moonball Wozniacki off the court but failed miserably.

Wozniacki on the other hand used the occasional moonball to great effect against Henin. Many times when she was getting dictated to she used a moonball placed right on the baseline to change the tempo and gain the upper hand, usually winning her the point. It's a brilliant tactical weapon if used correctly.

The Daviator
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:19 PM
Well, then 'experts' would hardly do any worse than Justine did.
And since when does a mindless ballbasher like Henin know anything about smart play, to begin with?

:haha: :haha:

fouc
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:23 PM
Did you not watch Radwanska-Wozniacki at IW? Radwanska tried to moonball Wozniacki off the court but failed miserably.

Wozniacki on the other hand used the occasional moonball to great effect against Henin. Many times when she was getting dictated to she used a moonball placed right on the baseline to change the tempo and gain the upper hand, usually winning her the point. It's a brilliant tactical weapon if used correctly.

I have a hard time understanding why people tend to call Radwanska moonballer. She is a TERRIBLE moonballer. So defo she would lost each and every moonballing battle against Wozniacki. I've seen lots of mb in their match, but as far as I remember they were all from Caro's initiative. If I'm wrong, Aga was plain stupid to try that. She can't even cope with topspin.

kman
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:25 PM
I have a hard time understanding why people tend to call Radwanska moonballer. She is a TERRIBLE moonballer. So defo she would lost each and every moonballing battle against Wozniacki. I've seen lots of mb in their match, but as far as I remember they were all from Caro's initiative. If I'm wrong, Aga was plain stupid to try that. She can't even cope with topspin.

Not true. Radwanska initiated many, if not most, of them.

Wiggly
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:49 PM
Not true. Radwanska initiated many, if not most, of them.

I'm not sure why someone would start a moonball rally against Wozniacki.
It's pure suicide.

ptitnavet
Apr 1st, 2010, 09:26 PM
I'm not sure why someone would start a moonball rally against Wozniacki.
It's pure suicide.

If someone do that, that should be entertaining like a Smashnova-Coetzer's match ...

Slutiana
Apr 1st, 2010, 09:31 PM
Even the goofiest of Caro haters knows she plays a smart game
WELL..
There is something deceiving about watchin tennis on TV: we don't understand the spins, angles, heights, as much as live beside the court. Justine is probably right: it's probably quite tough to play against Wozniacki, and not 'only' because she retrieves tons of balls, but also because of her court sense and variety.

I'm personnally becoming more and more of a Wozniacki fan (it all started because I thought this girl needed a break!), and you could see clearly in that match (and also in the Radwanska match in IW) that she is starting to mix up more agressive patches in there.

The way she rolls her backhand is superb, and she did it a few good winners from that side, including an important point in the first set tie break. The technique on her forehand is a touch off so it will never become a huge attacking weapon, but its a steady shot that she can rely on, which is probably the biggest asset a player can have right now in the era or hit-and-miss.

This girl is still young, adorable, and got a head on those shoulders. Get used to it, you'll hear a lot more from her.
I'll try not to add any sarcasm into this post... Care to explain what you mean by variety? :scared:
We are not gonna buy this April fools day joke.
:rolls:

Slutiana
Apr 1st, 2010, 09:32 PM
:worship: at Justine for exposing the idiocy of the 'experts' on here, 'experts' who wouldn't be able to get the ball over the net if they dared set foot on a court with a professional.
No.

brent-o
Apr 1st, 2010, 09:56 PM
I have a hard time understanding why people tend to call Radwanska moonballer. She is a TERRIBLE moonballer. So defo she would lost each and every moonballing battle against Wozniacki. I've seen lots of mb in their match, but as far as I remember they were all from Caro's initiative. If I'm wrong, Aga was plain stupid to try that. She can't even cope with topspin.

:lol: I agree, her moonballs have no spin on them and landed short.

kman
Apr 1st, 2010, 09:59 PM
:lol: I agree, her moonballs have no spin on them and landed short.

Yep. Moonballing properly takes skill.

Slutiana
Apr 1st, 2010, 10:01 PM
Yep. Moonballing properly takes skill.
Properly? :tape: It's not rocket science.

kman
Apr 1st, 2010, 10:02 PM
There's a proper way to make a moonball? Since when? :tape:

Since the first proper moonball many years ago.

Matt01
Apr 1st, 2010, 10:11 PM
Stick to stats please, since you clearly know nothing about actual tennis.


Mean but true. :o

The Daviator
Apr 1st, 2010, 10:12 PM
No.

So tell us, when will we be able to watch you on the ATP tour? Winning Slams and what not :)

Jose.
Apr 1st, 2010, 10:34 PM
I don't get why people don't like Wozniacki, let her play her game and win her matches. Pushing or not pushing who cares, athletes aren't supposed to entertain the crowd, they are there trying their best after so many trainings and the fans just care on hating them. :o Just give her a break she is just trying her best.

Ryan
Apr 1st, 2010, 10:39 PM
Properly? :tape: It's not rocket science.



Even a simpleton like you has to understand that everything in tennis requires some degree of skill, right? And "moonballing" does take practice and skill to execute properly, on a somewhat consistent basis.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:13 PM
Even a simpleton like you has to understand that everything in tennis requires some degree of skill, right? And "moonballing" does take practice and skill to execute properly, on a somewhat consistent basis.

Nah

Every club player in South America can do it , super easy

fouc
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:15 PM
Not true. Radwanska initiated many, if not most, of them.

I actually though you're a serious poster and we're having a proper discussion. :lol: After that I know you're just trolling. How fool of me. (And btw, I've just watched Henry Fool, Hartley and Parker Posey are GOAT!)

Slutiana
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:16 PM
So tell us, when will we be able to watch you on the ATP tour? Winning Slams and what not :)
Yes, because I implied anything like that in my post. But I play to a high level and I was intending on becoming a professional before I got injured for forgive me for believing that I would be able to return the ball over the net against a female player. :lol::wavey:
Even a simpleton like you has to understand that everything in tennis requires some degree of skill, right? And "moonballing" does take practice and skill to execute properly, on a somewhat consistent basis.
I didn't dispute that it's a skill, but it's hardly something that takes years to master. The thought of Caroline spending hours on court practicing moonballs is quite hilarious.

Maybe one day you'll have a chance to watch a random 10k match on clay, practically every player there would be capable of out-moonballing Wozniacki. :lol:

The Daviator
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:23 PM
Yes, because I implied anything like that in my post. But I play to a high level and I was intending on becoming a professional before I got injured for forgive me for believing that I would be able to return the ball over the net against a female player. :lol::wavey:

I said professional, obviously male applies to you. And I guess we'll never know how you'd have done at pro level, but every poster on this board didn't intend to become pro (or maybe they did and they all have an excuse) but really most of the posters live through their faves and don't possess a fraction of the talent the pros have, so I just find people dismissing an elite player (and even contradicting Henin :rolls:) quite amusing :)

Slutiana
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:33 PM
I said professional, obviously male applies to you. And I guess we'll never know how you'd have done at pro level, but every poster on this board didn't intend to become pro (or maybe they did and they all have an excuse) but really most of the posters live through their faves and don't possess a fraction of the talent the pros have, so I just find people dismissing an elite player (and even contradicting Henin :rolls:) quite amusing :)
I just don't see what that has to do with anything though, fair enough if some of these posters have never picked up a racket before then they need to shut up, but most of the posters' opinions are just as valid as the people sitting around getting paid for their "expert" opinion. Anyway, I don't even know why i'm arguing when i'm not even one of the people you're talking about so whatevz. :lol:

sammy01
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:39 PM
the only reason henin got no rhythm was her own ball bashing, not anything caro did.

The Daviator
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:49 PM
If you reach #2 in the world, you're hugely talented.

If Henin says someone is smart, they're smart.

TF posters can post 'Pusher blah blah blah :help:' all they like, it's BS. If what Woz does is so easy and simple then you'd all be pros.

The Dawntreader
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:52 PM
Maybe Henin is following the example of Clijsters, in heaping huge hyperbole on someone's game?

Remember Clijsters saying Peng was hitting like a 'top 3 player'. Grossly inaccurate, but i suppose it's nice to be nice:lol:

The Dawntreader
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:53 PM
If you reach #2 in the world, you're hugely talented.

If Henin says someone is smart, they're smart.

TF posters can post 'Pusher blah blah blah :help:' all they like, it's BS. If what Woz does is so easy and simple then you'd all be pros.

*cough* I am *cough*

:p

Matt01
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:55 PM
*cough* I am *cough*

:p


So which famous pro player are you? :p

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:55 PM
If you reach #2 in the world.

Thanks to a flawed ranking

The Dawntreader
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:58 PM
So which famous pro player are you? :p

That would be telling;)

sammy01
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:00 AM
henin was just being nice to hide the fact that she played tactically a horrible match. if there is one thing you get from caro it is rhythm, as her forehand is often the same height and direction every point.

henin had no rhythm and went out there blasting the ball and lost all feeling for the ball, then when she tried to rally she was still missing because she had thrown away her feel through ball bashing. so she had to persist in thawcking the ball and hope she would land enough, which she did at important moments in the 2nd set.

Matt01
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:03 AM
henin was just being nice to hide the fact that she played tactically a horrible match. if there is one thing you get from caro it is rhythm, as her forehand is often the same height and direction every point.

henin had no rhythm and went out there blasting the ball and lost all feeling for the ball, then when she tried to rally she was still missing because she had thrown away her feel through ball bashing. so she had to persist in thawcking the ball and hope she would land enough, which she did at important moments in the 2nd set.


She was trying to outhit Wozniacki and dictate the game since she knew that rallying with her with longer points would play to Wozniacki's strenghts...very smart from the Belgian :p

The Dawntreader
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:06 AM
She was trying to outhit Wozniacki and dictate the game since she knew that rallying with her with longer points would play to Wozniacki's strenghts...very smart from the Belgian :p

Yeah, but there was no element of compromise from Justine. It was so aggressive, almost reckless.

The laborious rythm that Wozniacki provides can't be broken rashly, and requires a lot of patience, even for the best ball-strikers. There was very little nuances from Justine like acutely carbed slices or heavy-topspin forehands that could out-maneuver Wozniacki. Instead it was just murderous pace almost exclusively.

Effective ultimately, but hardly a tactical masterclass.

sammy01
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:09 AM
Yeah, but there was no element of compromise from Justine. It was so aggressive, almost reckless.

The laborious rythm that Wozniacki provides can't be broken rashly, and requires a lot of patience, even for the best ball-strikers. There was very little nuances from Justine like acutely carbed slices or heavy-topspin forehands that could out-maneuver Wozniacki. Instead it was just murderous pace almost exclusively.

Effective ultimately, but hardly a tactical masterclass.

jj showed how to beat caro and make her look ordinary in the IW final. rally to the forehand looking to find the forehand angle, let caro topspin it short midcourt defensively and then hit into her wide open backhand side, just standing casually at the net incase she gets it back.

Slutiana
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:11 AM
Yeah, but there was no element of compromise from Justine. It was so aggressive, almost reckless.

The laborious rythm that Wozniacki provides can't be broken rashly, and requires a lot of patience, even for the best ball-strikers. There was very little nuances from Justine like acutely carbed slices or heavy-topspin forehands that could out-maneuver Wozniacki. Instead it was just murderous pace almost exclusively.

Effective ultimately, but hardly a tactical masterclass.
What shocked me was the fact that she just stood planted on the baseline as if she was a player who couldn't volley to save her life.

AcesHigh
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:12 AM
Henin could have done a much better display. I was surprised b/c she usually plays intelligently. She seemed to have no gameplan out there.

It was more Justine being brainless rather than Caro being smart. A lot more patience would have done Henin good

Buitenzorg
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:12 AM
that's why to me, Caro reminds me of Hingis :p

King Halep
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:20 AM
What shocked me was the fact that she just stood planted on the baseline as if she was a player who couldn't volley to save her life.

she hits a good shot, creates an opening, then instead of following into net, she runs back to the baseline to continue the rally :confused:

The Dawntreader
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:26 AM
jj showed how to beat caro and make her look ordinary in the IW final. rally to the forehand looking to find the forehand angle, let caro topspin it short midcourt defensively and then hit into her wide open backhand side, just standing casually at the net incase she gets it back.

Jankovic's heavier ball and far superior shot-selection were key to that final. Jankovic's forehand lacks raw power, but she can generate tremendous width and above average accuracy, that took Wozniacki wide (and helpless) into her forehand corner. Then it was open-court galore!:lol:

What shocked me was the fact that she just stood planted on the baseline as if she was a player who couldn't volley to save her life.

She was in the same mindset for the majority of the match against Kleybanova at the Australian.
Trying to copy and out-last Kleybanova in long, bludgeoning rallies where only the Russian's primal weight of shot would come out victorious.

Thankfully for her, she realised the affect of playing in the forecourt completely exploited the lack of mobiliity and timing of Kleybanova when forced to deal with deep, low balls.

Kworb
Apr 2nd, 2010, 01:43 PM
Serena agrees with Justine that Caro is smart

CaroWozniacki @serenajwilliams.. I think I found out how to retweet now :) so proud of myself.. lol.

serenajwilliams @CaroWozniacki Yea u r so smart!!

fantic
Apr 2nd, 2010, 02:23 PM
Serena agrees with Justine that Caro is smart

CaroWozniacki @serenajwilliams.. I think I found out how to retweet now :) so proud of myself.. lol.

serenajwilliams @CaroWozniacki Yea u r so smart!!

I really think the players are reading TF :haha:

cecilija
Apr 2nd, 2010, 02:33 PM
:lol:

volta
Apr 2nd, 2010, 03:34 PM
We are not gonna buy this April fools day joke.

I agree
Wozniacki plays one soft ball followed by another even softer . Change of rythim

:haha:

debby
Aug 23rd, 2010, 11:12 PM
bump