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kman
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:33 AM
yeye

Svetlana)))
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:34 AM
Fucking useless. Wozniacki was so tight esp at 5-4 30-30 and Sevastova just hits 120938 balls past the baseline. Get a brain girl :help:

Raz0r
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:34 AM
Well done Caro! :cheer:

Carotastrophe
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:34 AM
Caroline :hearts:

Hit a few good winners, loved the final point, well done!

Now in to the Quarters! :cheer:

njnetswill
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:35 AM
A lot of first round matches were way better than that. :tape:

Sevastova was not impressive at all. Caroline was okay, her usual self.

fouc
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:35 AM
another throw up match. Anastasia turned from precious to shit so fast :o Some of those errors were disgusting.
This AO makes me realize how weak a returner Caro is. If she could figure it out, it could help her.

ViceUltramontain
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:35 AM
I just can't.

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:35 AM
ok Piotr ..............

Nastya :( got ahead and bottled it :(

Break My Rapture
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:35 AM
Morbid play from both. Sevastova is so up and down in an erratic way and Wozniacki did consistently almost nothing in the first set, her play got better in the second. Caroline sails through fairly easily while the match was completely on her opponent's racquet yet again.
Also, Wozniacki's FH is so awful it causes nausea (for me at least).

MH0861
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:35 AM
Caro's first AO QF :yeah:

Mynarco
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:35 AM
Sevastova is just horrible. God.

roelc
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:35 AM
1 win away from maintaining nr1 for sure :(

Papillon.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:35 AM
Wozniacki: 13 winners / 10 UE
Sevastova: 20 winners / 33 UE

Solid from Wozniacki but very brainless from Sevastova at times. God straight set Wozniacki wins are so boring to watch. :rolleyes:

DimaDinosaur
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:35 AM
Caroline is so scared to win. She needs to drink some Verdasco hot sauce and dump her poker boyfriend who is older than her dad ewwwwwwwwwwwww

Noctis
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:35 AM
Disgusting
Everytime she plays everyone gets dissapointed because it's ue ue ue ue
and it's not exciting .

goldenlox
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:35 AM
The World #1 has not lost a set going into the QF.
Sevastova could have made the final. Too bad she is in Caro's section of the draw. In the bottom half she rolls to the final.

Lucemferre
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:35 AM
Quality match :help:

I think wozniacki is suffering from the same curse that destroyed Jankovic and Safina.She doesn't look happy on the court.She must be aware of the criticism and is feeling the pressure. But at least still winning.

The Daviator
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:35 AM
Congrats to Caro on her first AO QF :cool: Good luck next round :yeah:

Dodoboy.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:35 AM
Shitfest at the end. But other than that pretty nice to watch!

Caro can only improve. Fran will make her play well, or Kuzzy. See her beating both though!

Would be great to see her in the final!

Bronx19
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:36 AM
Terrible stuff from Caro, so passive.

She is going to get destroyed by the likes of Kvitova/Clijsters..

Pasta-Na
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:36 AM
UE queen :inlove:

Lucemferre
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:36 AM
The World #1 has not lost a set going into the QF.
Sevastova could have made the final. Too bad she is in Caro's section of the draw

:spit:

Njalle
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:36 AM
Awful match. Step up your game, Caro, we all know you can do better than this!

Jane Lane
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:37 AM
Disgusting ugly shit. Sevastova is brainless, and Woz's FH has regressed to an ever higher level of shitiness than it was prior to her becoming a force.

HeninFan_2008
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:37 AM
Queen Caro is just too good.

Dodoboy.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:37 AM
Morbid play from both. Sevastova is so up and down in an erratic way and Wozniacki did consistently almost nothing in the first set, her play got in the second. Caroline sails through fairly easily while the match was completely on her opponent's racquet yet again.
Also, Wozniacki's FH is so awful it causes nausea (for me at least).

Co-sign, I think it's even worse than what you're saying! Some club players have better forehands, no excuse. She doesn't even have a forehand in my opinion.

kman
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:37 AM
Wozniacki: 13 winners / 10 UE

Nope. 16 / 14

Sharapovian
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:38 AM
Well done Caro! A little bit of a slow start but managed to come back :)

Papillon.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:38 AM
Quality match :help:

I think wozniacki is suffering from the same curse that destroyed Jankovic and Safina.She doesn't look happy on the court.She must be aware of the criticism and is feeling the pressure. But at least still winning.

:spit: Getting to #1 is a curse now? It's not a "curse" and there wouldn't be a problem if the best player in the world was ranked #1, but who knows when she's even coming back?

kman
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:39 AM
Disgusting ugly shit. Sevastova is brainless, and Woz's FH has regressed to an ever higher level of shitiness than it was prior to her becoming a force.

Maybe it's her new racquet?

Papillon.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:39 AM
Nope. 16 / 14

I don't count aces and double faults.

HeninFan_2008
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:39 AM
Tennis can't lose with a Caro/Kim final. :hearts:

TennisFan66
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:39 AM
Quality match :help:

I think wozniacki is suffering from the same curse that destroyed Jankovic and Safina.She doesn't look happy on the court.She must be aware of the criticism and is feeling the pressure. But at least still winning.

Are for real? :lol:

R4 match. Stop. Tricky opponent. Stop. Adopted well. Stop. QF next. EOM.

WD Caro :worship:

wally1
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:39 AM
Some nice points from Sevastova here and there, but in all honesty this match was embarrassingly poor.

Break My Rapture
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:39 AM
The World #1 has not lost a set going into the QF.
Sevastova could have made the final. Too bad she is in Caro's section of the draw. In the bottom half she rolls to the final.
LMAO. :bigcry: Not a chance.

Leo_DFP
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:39 AM
That was a horror.

Who is this Sevastova girl and how did she ever get to the 4R of a Slam? That was :o :o. Her forehand into the very bottom of the net near the end of the match :lol:.

Real shame for the RLA crowd.

Lord Choc Ice
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:39 AM
Nastija :rolleyes:. So many chances in the first set, but like most WTA players couldn't handle the idea of hitting (God forbid) a few extra shots.

Blu€
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:40 AM
Caro :D first QF! :hearts: Pretty bad match overall. Sevastova just couldn't hold it together for more than one game except at the start. Caro is going to need to hit the balls deeper like against Vania if she wants to stand a chance against Kuzzy (presumably). Plus improve her 2nd serve.

fouc
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:40 AM
Nope. 16 / 14

nope. from some reason every aces is counted as 2 winners on SlamTracker (DF is, rightly, 1 UE)

TennisFan66
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:41 AM
Maybe it's her new racquet?

No no no. The new racket was suppose to drop her to No 999999999999999 in the ranking and NOT take her to her - so far - best ever AO...

cellophane
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:41 AM
Tragic :o

CloudAtlas
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:41 AM
And once again, the power of the brain in tennis is underestimated. Y'all just bitter cos your efforts in wishing Wozniacki to lose early have been in vain.

Screw 'pretty' tennis, I would rather win matches :-)

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:42 AM
:cheer:

Vikapower
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:42 AM
:lol: Another pathetic display from the world #1 : no creativity, no aggressiveness (...) I wonder how long we'll have to wait before ITF does something about that (...) it's like as if they do not want the prosperity of women's tennis. :sad:

On that contrary of the pusher, Sevastova I didn't know is really creative, nice hands, good net positioning, great one hander and incredible timing with a very simple technique but too irregular.

Leo_DFP
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:42 AM
The World #1 has not lost a set going into the QF.
Sevastova could have made the final. Too bad she is in Caro's section of the draw. In the bottom half she rolls to the final.

NO. WORDS.

JUST. THIS. ICON.

:help: :help: :help:

sammy01
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:43 AM
completely went how i expected it. caro was steady if almost invisable, sevastova was crap on the big points

tsmile789
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:43 AM
The reason why wozniaki hasn't won against much top player is that she doesn't hit for more winners n attack, she just pushes her opponent to make the errors and it's ok against low rank player cos they don't handle pressure balls well (ex. Svetzonova hitting 200 millions balls past the baseline making 33 errors) but against top players (big 4) they won't make the errors n they will push for a winner after that!

Lucemferre
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:43 AM
Are for real? :lol:

R4 match. Stop. Tricky opponent. Stop. Adopted well. Stop. QF next. EOM.

WD Caro :worship:

Yes I am. She doesn't look like the happy bunny she was last year. She obviously knows about the criticism.Trying to be more interesting in the press conf. for example. Stop being overly defensive :tape:

kman
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:43 AM
No no no. The new racket was suppose to drop her to No 999999999999999 in the ranking and NOT take her to her - so far - best ever AO...

hehe

Slutiana
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:43 AM
The hilarious thing is that Nastja's shot selection is usually one of the best parts of her game.

But just pure recklessness. It wasn't even "not playing a few extra shots" that lost her the match, it was the fact that she was building up the points and not coming to the net. Again, something she's usually good with.

But whatever, I'm done.

AcesHigh
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:44 AM
Yes I am. She doesn't look like the happy bunny she was last year. She obviously knows about the criticism.Trying to be more interesting in the press conf. for example. Stop being overly defensive :tape:

In the on-court interview she looked really happy

Monzanator
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:44 AM
Similar experience for Woz to R1 vs Dulko. Sevastova was bossing the play for three/four games per set, problem is that's not good enough for the overall and only leaves a good impression afterwards. Sevastova wasted too many opportunities which Woz gave her with some iffy games, the ninth game in the second set was really crucial and had the Latvian won it, then third set was not out of question.

Interesting POV switch from ES commentators, last year they were pretty clear away from raising up Woz's slamless status and now Frew McMillan was very negative about her chances even before the match started and debated which QF opponent would be worse for Woz in her quest for maiden GS title :haha: Well, if she indeed fails to win AO, I wonder if they'll constantly keep bitching about it until she finally wins one? Admittedly she's raised the stock to such a high level, only a GS win is lacking on her resume and there's no place to hide anymore even though she doesn't think she has something to prove yet...

wildemu
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:45 AM
i became a fan of sevastova today. I see top 20 potential in her, love the backhand slices and volleys.

Sp!ffy
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:46 AM
Really gross match.

C. W. Fields
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:46 AM
Caro has now won 3 of her 4 matches either 3 & 4 or 4 & 3!
And all those people who slam Caro's opponents for playing badly should start to wonder WHY these girls play badly against Caro but well against others. Just MAYBE it has something to do with Caro MAKING them play badly.

eck
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:46 AM
The World #1 has not lost a set going into the QF.
Sevastova could have made the final. Too bad she is in Caro's section of the draw. In the bottom half she rolls to the final.


Do you seriously believe she could have made it to the final?
Seriously?

Break My Rapture
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:48 AM
Yay our world #1 has reached the QUARTERFINAL of the AO for the first time. :hearts: You go girl! Absolute GOAT.

Jean-Henri
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:48 AM
Overall good match.
In 1'st set Anastasja certainly played the better game, so Caro had to grind her, which she did well.
In 2'sn some nice rallies, and Caro finally found some descent serve motion.

Very entertaining, the crowd liked it as well.

Joana
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:49 AM
The World #1 has not lost a set going into the QF.
Sevastova could have made the final. Too bad she is in Caro's section of the draw. In the bottom half she rolls to the final.

Trolling needs to be a bit less obvious if you want it to work.

TennisFan66
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:49 AM
Yes I am. She doesn't look like the happy bunny she was last year. She obviously knows about the criticism.Trying to be more interesting in the press conf. for example. Stop being overly defensive :tape:

How many years have you followed Caro - making you such an expert in her body language? .. and yes the PC and also the next days training interviews...which of course as the Caro expert you are, you know all about, was all conducted with a big smile on her lips .. Get over it. She's just a happy, easygoing and very grounded person...

Sp!ffy
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:50 AM
Caro has now won 3 of her 4 matches either 3 & 4 or 4 & 3!
And all those people who slam Caro's opponents for playing badly should start to wonder WHY these girls play badly against Caro but well against others. Just MAYBE it has something to do with Caro MAKING them play badly.

This is not an unnatural phenomenon, its called pushing. Nothing new..

Lucemferre
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:50 AM
Overall good match.
In 1'st set Anastasja certainly played the better game, so Caro had to grind her, which she did well.
In 2'sn some nice rallies, and Caro finally found some descent serve motion.

Very entertaining, the crowd liked it as well.

How can people delude themselves like this is beyond me:help: It was a bad match and the crowd were barely involved.

marquis.de.sade
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:50 AM
The World #1 has not lost a set going into the QF.
Sevastova could have made the final. Too bad she is in Caro's section of the draw. In the bottom half she rolls to the final.

:eek::eek: What have you smoked ???? :eek::eek:

goldenlox
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:51 AM
She made the USO SF, YEC Final, now at least AO QF
With wins in Montreal & New Haven before the USO, Beijing & Tokyo after the USO
She is doing something right.
Dont hate on Caro. Hate the game.

VIKA?
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:51 AM
Well done gurl:inlove: finally a deep run at the AO:D

Akki
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:51 AM
Maybe it's her new racquet?
It is for sure her same old brain, which makes the decision how to play boring tennis.

Lucemferre
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:51 AM
How many years have you followed Caro - making you such an expert in her body language? .. and yes the PC and also the next days training interviews...which of course as the Caro expert you are, you know all about, was all conducted with a big smile on her lips .. Get over it. She's just a happy, easygoing and very grounded person...

Get over what? What a defensive tard you are :lol: I satated my opinion, you get over it.

ViceUltramontain
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:52 AM
She made the USO SF, YEC Final, now at least AO QF
With wins in Beijing & Tokyo after the USO
She is doing something right.

Or the others are doing something wrong.

kman
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:54 AM
Yes I am. She doesn't look like the happy bunny she was last year. She obviously knows about the criticism.Trying to be more interesting in the press conf. for example. Stop being overly defensive :tape:

talk about reaching....


SHE MIGHT BE WINNING, SHE MIGHT BE #1, BUT DEEP DOWN SHE'S SAD.... SAAAAAAD

kman
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:58 AM
:eek::eek: What have you smoked ???? :eek::eek:

He's right.

Ralph214
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:59 AM
Error-mode Sevastova -_-

For the first few games, I actually thought she might win ...

Hurley
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:59 AM
He's right.

About Sevastova? No, she isn't.

Nastja would have got beaten by about the same scoreline by almost all of the bottom half as well.

Vikapower
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:00 AM
She made the USO SF, YEC Final, now at least AO QF
With wins in Montreal & New Haven before the USO, Beijing & Tokyo after the USO
She is doing something right.
Dont hate on Caro. Hate the game.

:lol: Having faced whom ? For sure if push push plays Cibulkovas and other Kings of this world day in day out she'd obviously beat them 11 times out of 12 since they're scrubs.

goldenlox
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:01 AM
talk about reaching....


SHE MIGHT BE WINNING, SHE MIGHT BE #1, BUT DEEP DOWN SHE'S SAD.... SAAAAAAD
You're being sarcastic, but people like Matt Cronin really believe that. They think she has to be unhappy. Why be happy to be #1 at age 20 with tens of millions of $$$ coming your way. What a nightmare! Better to be ranked 120 & be broke.

miffedmax
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:02 AM
You want points for style, watch figure skating.

Go Caro.

Carofan
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:05 AM
:lol: Having faced whom ? For sure if push push plays Cibulkovas and other Kings of this world day in day out she'd obviously beat them 11 times out of 12 since they're scrubs.

I see you prefer scrubs. Your signature is a complete package of scrubs :lol:

The Daviator
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:06 AM
I can't wait for Caro to win the AO :lol:

kaktusino
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:08 AM
Why are all attacked at Anastasia? :shrug: She has really improved her game over the last couple of years. I remember her match against Cornet in 2009 and she played like a club player. Today she is a player of another level. After the Australian championship she will be in the top 40. Her backhand and forehand are ok.
Yes, she did a lot of unforced errors, but you really expected a different outcome of the match? Did you expect that she can destroy this wall, who is without end pushes the ball so good? Nastya hit way more winners (although against Wozniacki it is not surprising and not so important), but nevertheless she hit some great shots.

She definitely has a potential. Nastya is progressing slowly, but the main thing that still progressing. Mark my words, with each month she will rise in the rankings.

Akki
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:08 AM
How can people delude themselves like this is beyond me:help: It was a bad match and the crowd were barely involved.

right. Many people rather pay a lot money seeing Venus retire after 5 minutes in the night. Even an atheist would rather go to church instead watching 75 mimnutes of Wozniacki on a sunday morning. That explains the empty seats.

kaktusino
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:09 AM
I can't wait for Caro to win the AO :lol:

Sorry, not this time.

Lucemferre
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:09 AM
You're being sarcastic, but people like Matt Cronin really believe that. They think she has to be unhappy. Why be happy to be #1 at age 20 with tens of millions of $$$ coming your way. What a nightmare! Better to be ranked 120 & be broke.

Why are you taking this as negative criticism? I was just observing.Look what happened to Safina and Jankovic. By unhappy of course I don't mean they are miserable and suicidal, it's about tennis not life as a whole. Wozniacki now knows about the criticism,they keep asking her why are you so defensive, is that a no1 performance. These are rude questions, also boring interview stuff. There is pressure but she shouldn't care and keep believing in herself. Being friends with Serena can help.

Mahon_Lorcan
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:11 AM
Pushniacki is playing nothing, but she still win...pathetic, her play is so boring. I hate watch her tennis. I did not sleep. Miracle :D
Sevastova sometimes played very bad. I thought she lost her brain.
Wozniacki's forehand is so awful. Generally her play is awful.
I hope Anastasija win...Unfortunately Pushniacki is in QF. I'm still waiting for Wozniacki's fall form first place.

AcesHigh
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:11 AM
right. Many people rather pay a lot money seeing Venus retire after 5 minutes in the night. Even an atheist would rather go to church instead watching 75 mimnutes of Wozniacki on a sunday morning. That explains the empty seats.

So you'd rather watch a match like the current one with Li where she's already had 10 UE's in less than 2 games?

:weirdo: and the empty seats are because it's the first match of the day on a Sunday

ViceUltramontain
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:12 AM
I can't wait for Caro to win the AO :lol:

Her chances to win this AO and my chances to bang your avatar are exactly the same.

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:12 AM
You want points for style, watch figure skating.

Go Caro.

:cheer:

kman
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:13 AM
How can people delude themselves like this is beyond me:help: It was a bad match and the crowd were barely involved.

Compared to Clijsters' 40 UEs against Cornet, this was a thing of beauty.

And there wasn't a lot of crowd involvement because Caroline was cruisng and never in danger of losing even a set.

goldenlox
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:15 AM
I can understand criticism of Caro's game. That's fair.
But dont tell us that you know she's not happy.
If you can read minds, you're wasting your time here. Start playing poker. Mind reading will make you a big winner.

Sombrerero loco
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:16 AM
caro :hearts: nice match

Jorn
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:17 AM
Caro beat both Fran and Sveta in Canada, i wonder if she can play much better in the QF and keep her NO. 1 spot...

Lucemferre
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:18 AM
I can understand criticism of Caro's game. That's fair.
But dont tell us that you know she's not happy.
If you can read minds, you're wasting your time here.

I didn't say I KNOW she isn't happy. I said she didn't look happy. It's my opinion not a fact.You guys need to learn how to respect different opinions.

goldenlox
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:18 AM
Caro beat both Fran and Sveta in Canada, i wonder if she can play much better in the QF and keep her NO. 1 spot...Caro also beat Sveta in the 2009 USO, and Fran in the YEC 2010.

Nicolás89
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:18 AM
Lol at the crowd booing when Caroline would hit winners, TF stans I'm sure. :rolleyes:
Anastasija had no idea how to play, those drop shots were...something. :hug:

Vikapower
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:18 AM
I see you prefer scrubs. Your signature is a complete package of scrubs :lol:

I prefer support a scrub who creates the game and takes risks to win than to support a push push who can't even hit a winner to save her life as soon as the opponent is decent (...)

BTW calling Maria a scrub shows how much little respect you have for the game I guess that's why you're fund of Caro. :o

eck
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:18 AM
Compared to Clijsters' 40 UEs against Cornet, this was a thing of beauty.

And there wasn't a lot of crowd involvement because Caroline was cruisng and never in danger of losing even a set.

:lol:
How bout Kim? Justine? Maria?

kman
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:21 AM
:lol:
How bout Kim? Justine? Maria?

I'm talking about this match. What do they have to do with it?

eck
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:23 AM
Well you said no crowd involvement because caro was cruising.

Why was there crowd involvement when Justine and Kim were winning quite handily?

Carotastrophe
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:23 AM
How can people delude themselves like this is beyond me:help: It was a bad match and the crowd were barely involved.

Ohh just shut up!

You say we should respect your opinion, and yet you arn't respecting other peoples opinion.

Miss Amor
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:26 AM
So you'd rather watch a match like the current one with Li hitting 10 errors in 2 games.



Most definitely, some stunning shots in that match.

Akki
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:26 AM
So you'd rather watch a match like the current one with Li where she's already had 10 UE's in less than 2 games?

:weirdo: and the empty seats are because it's the first match of the day on a Sunday
I'm not watching that match right now.

I watched Caro vs. Anastasija the first 20 minutes. Anastasija was up 3-1 and really played with Caro like a toy. Then Anastasija hit a lot of errors and we had that before. So I switched to the Bryan bros.


Concerning the empty seats:
Tonight rank #30 vs. rank #14.

Before that rank #30 vs. rank #4

It is now Petkovic's second night match in a row.

ViceUltramontain
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:27 AM
Ohh just shut up!

You say we should respect your opinion, and yet you arn't respecting other peoples opinion.

The fact that some people found that match good is not an opinion, it's a lie.

kman
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:28 AM
Most definitely, some stunning shots in that match.

It's boring.

Azarenka's screaming is so annoying.

I'm going to watch UFC now.

Lucemferre
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:28 AM
Ohh just shut up!

You say we should respect your opinion, and yet you arn't respecting other peoples opinion.

Some things are very clear. It was definitely not a good match judging by statistics and the crowd definitely weren't into it. Nobody's opinion will change that.

northern lad
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:29 AM
i literally fell asleep watching caro and sevastova and just woke up 5 minutes ago to azarenka's yodeling :sobbing:

Smitten
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:31 AM
Expected result.

eck
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:31 AM
It's boring.

Azarenka's screaming is so annoying.

I'm going to watch UFC now.

I haven't even watched 2 mins of this match and I find this far more entertaining than Caro

Nicolás89
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:34 AM
I prefer support a scrub who creates the game and takes risks to win than to support a push push who can't even hit a winner to save her life as soon as the opponent is decent (...)

BTW calling Maria a scrub shows how much little respect you have for the game I guess that's why you're fund of Caro. :o

Everyone loves to see a player who "creates the game" unfortunately for you that doesn't include players who regulary would make 30 ues average per set, that's not taking risks that simply is unarguably the most ugly kind of tennis. I love a player who would be patient and when the opportunity comes she would attack and won't miss that's Caroline's game even if you won't recognize it.

kman
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:34 AM
I haven't even watched 2 mins of this match and I find this far more entertaining than Caro

It was dreadful. Turned it off.

The Dawntreader
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:34 AM
So you'd rather watch a match like the current one with Li where she's already had 10 UE's in less than 2 games?

:weirdo: and the empty seats are because it's the first match of the day on a Sunday

She's playing authorative, heavy, credible tennis. Some of her shot-making is sumptuous.

Woz should take note. Not that it would make any difference.

Smitten
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:36 AM
She's playing authorative, heavy, credible tennis. Some of her shot-making is sumptuous.

Woz should take note. Not that it would make any difference.

Li is cleaning up Azarenka's underpowered groundstrokes and hitting her right off the court.

Lord Choc Ice
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:36 AM
She's playing authorative, heavy, credible tennis. Some of her shot-making is sumptuous.

Woz should take note. Not that it would make any difference.

And she really cut down on her errors after the first couple of games. :bowdown:

Kvitova VS Stosur last night, now THAT was tennis.

Jean-Henri
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:36 AM
I haven't even watched 2 mins of this match and I find this far more entertaining than Caro

Then go watch it, this is not a live scoring thread.

kman
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:37 AM
She's playing authorative, heavy, credible tennis. Some of her shot-making is sumptuous.

Woz should take note.
I hope Li was taking notes when Woz beat her earlier this month.

cellophane
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:38 AM
So you'd rather watch a match like the current one with Li where she's already had 10 UE's in less than 2 games?


The Li-Azarenka match is MILES better.

ViennaCalling
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:38 AM
So you'd rather watch a match like the current one with Li where she's already had 10 UE's in less than 2 games?

:weirdo: and the empty seats are because it's the first match of the day on a Sunday

Sorry, but watching Na hitting winner after winner is more interesting than watching Wozniacki pushing :drool:

ViennaCalling
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:38 AM
The Li-Azarenka match is MILES better.

+ 1.

Akki
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:39 AM
It's boring.

Azarenka's screaming is so annoying.

I'm going to watch UFC now.


yeah... I understand... you need some real sport.

Caro vs. Anastasija in a cage would be great. Cibulkova already killed her...

kman
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:40 AM
The Li-Azarenka match is MILES better.

It should be on paper.

9th seed vs 8th seed.
vs
1st seed vs unseeded player

but still, had to turn it off

Nicolás89
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:40 AM
The Li-Azarenka match is MILES better.

That's arguable.

eck
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:41 AM
Then go watch it, this is not a live scoring thread.

I'm just replying to what kman is saying. Tell him to go watch it too?

And I have not even mentioned what is going on. :weirdo:
And crowd involvement in this match is greater than the previous one.

Monzanator
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:43 AM
Any sort of discussion with either kman or a bucketload of Wozniacki haters is equally pointless :help:

TennisFan66
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:44 AM
The Li-Azarenka match is MILES better.

'Better' than what? A slow and painful death? ... I like Vika a lot, but between the noise and the ball bashing, I turned it off too. If its 'better' for you. Good for you, but pls don't speak for everyone.

ViennaCalling
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:45 AM
'Better' than what? A slow and painful death? ... I like Vika a lot, but between the noise and the ball bashing, I turned it off too. If its 'better' for you. Good for you, but pls don't speak for everyone.

Well, I don't like Azarenka as well, but we are seeing more winners than UE. So IT IS a better match than the UE-fest between Wozniacki and Sevastova.

AcesHigh
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:45 AM
She's playing authorative, heavy, credible tennis. Some of her shot-making is sumptuous.

Woz should take note. Not that it would make any difference.

Credible? I can't stand Na Li. Boring, uninspiring tennis. Brainless, streaky tennis that I cannot identify with at all.

I see no reason why Wozniacki should take note as she's the one ranked #1 and winning titles.

cellophane
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:45 AM
'Better' than what? A slow and painful death?

Yeah, that's what the previous match was. I don't know what you are watching, but they are having high quality long rallies.

Nicolás89
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:47 AM
Yeah, that's what the previous match was. I don't know what you are watching, but they are having high quality long rallies.

Lol And what are you watching?

cellophane
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:47 AM
Credible? I can't stand Na Li. Boring, uninspiring tennis. Brainless, streaky tennis that I cannot identify with at all..

Did you see her play Serena last year? That match she played great throughout...

kman
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:47 AM
Well, I don't like Azarenka as well, but we are seeing more winners than UE. So IT IS a better match than the UE-fest between Wozniacki and Sevastova.

Wozniacki had more winners than UEs.

TennisFan66
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:48 AM
Well, I don't like Azarenka as well, but we are seeing more winners than UE. So IT IS a better match than the UE-fest between Wozniacki and Sevastova.

If you think thats 'better'..again good for you too and you're stating a subjective personal opnion about what YOU think is 'better'. As I said above, don't speak for everyone. 'Better' is if Usain Bolt runs 9.7 and the other dude runs 9.80 .. PS why are you even on here now, when you're busy watching the 'better' match.

kman
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:48 AM
Did you see her play Serena last year? That match she played great throughout...

Even a broken clock is right at least two times a day.

ViennaCalling
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:49 AM
Wozniacki had more winners than UEs.

Yeah, Caro hit more winners than UE. But Sevastova hit so many UE, that in the whole match (and I was speaking about a MATCH, not a player) we had more UE than winners.

kman
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:49 AM
PS why are you even on here now, when you're busy watching the 'better' match.

ZING!

ViennaCalling
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:50 AM
Even a broken clock is right at least two times a day.

Says a Lisicki- and Sharapova-Fan :lol:

Singleniacki
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:50 AM
Caro :inlove:
Some caro haters (and fans) :hysteric:

kman
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:52 AM
Yeah, Caro hit more winners than UE. But Sevastova hit so many UE, that in the whole match (and I was speaking about a MATCH, not a player) we had more UE than winners.

Li and Azerenka have 18/18 and 11/11 winner/UE right now. lol.

At least Caro's ratio was positive.

ViennaCalling
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:53 AM
Li and Azerenka have 18/18 and 11/11 winner/UE right now. lol.

At the beginning of the 2nd set ... so at least we will see more winners than in the first match :nerner:

But okay, all the Caro-matches are great and all the others are boring :rolleyes:

SwissMiss19
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:53 AM
GO CARO! Congrats girl :D

croat123
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:06 AM
her espn interview is really annoying :o

CWTennis
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:14 AM
Congrats Caro! :)
Nastja WD :hug: 4th round, it's a great accomplishment for her! :worship: Keep improving!

TS
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:28 AM
The World #1 has not lost a set going into the QF.
Sevastova could have made the final. Too bad she is in Caro's section of the draw. In the bottom half she rolls to the final.

I did not just read that..

Sevastova is a decent player, but nothing more than top 30 at best. She does what several other players around her ability do. I see nothing that separates her from that 'pack'.

Caroline did enough to win, but she will get her arse handed to her on a plate at some stage in this tournament. She is NOT winning this thing if she keeps that play up.

Nico_E
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:40 AM
so funny to see #1 made to scamper around court by journeymen

of course they crap themselves when it really matter to hit winners

BlueTrees
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:45 AM
How did Shitastova make the fourth round? :spit:

I'm just sick of players choking against Wozniacki :rolleyes:

Lunaticalm
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:04 AM
OMG OMG OMG go Woz!

iPatty
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:08 AM
Meh. The occasion got to her, she was trying to do way more than she needed to. Can't say I blame her, this was a big step in her career and even though she made far too many unforced errors, I also saw glimpses of what she is capable of. Should be a good season.

Akki
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:21 AM
her espn interview is really annoying :o

We really cannot blame her for the fact that she has to do 6,7,8 interviews in 15 minutes in front of different tv stations. I mean telling these people the same story, how to prevail with such a boring style is one thing. On the other hand, if you are almost dead on the court, you cannot preserve the world from boredom with a lambada in interviews.

Turnip
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:47 AM
You want points for style, watch figure skating.

Go Caro.

Exactly, boring but effective enough to get her consistently deep in tournaments. And then all she needs is one of the more physically/technically talented players to have a bad day, and she's going to win her slam. It's the right strategy for her. Looking at the WTA right now especially with Serena injured, if there's ever a time for "pushing" your way to a title, it's the present.

Boring but effective, like an ox. Ox Ox Oxniacki!

http://i.imgur.com/v9pWm.jpg

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:24 AM
Caro :cheer:
Sevastova :hug:

*Jean*
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:56 AM
Nastija :hug: that was a great tournament anyway

justineheninfan
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:32 AM
Wozniacki definitely isnt losing next round to Schiavone or Kunzetsova. However the semis will be a big test whomever she plays.

Bronx19
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:35 AM
lols @ all the people who dont know Sevastova.

She is a brilliant player on her day, wiped the floor with Wickmayer, and would have done the same to Caro only she played crap.

Betten
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:01 AM
Did what she had to do today. Hope she picks it up for the next round.

Funny to hear her talk about emulating Hingis's tactical game.

AnDrEi.b
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:50 AM
Caro :yeah:

Temperenka
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:08 AM
At least Caroline won :sad:

Please win this tournament and let me forget that Vika lost...

WozTakesAll
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:24 AM
Caro has now won 3 of her 4 matches either 3 & 4 or 4 & 3!
And all those people who slam Caro's opponents for playing badly should start to wonder WHY these girls play badly against Caro but well against others. Just MAYBE it has something to do with Caro MAKING them play badly.

Quoted for truth. So many Caro haters dont understand this. The opponents are pressured into making mistakes, because they know they have to play to the limit for Caro not to return the ball.

Lord Choc Ice
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:51 AM
Quoted for truth. So many Caro haters dont understand this. The opponents are pressured into making mistakes, because they know they have to play to the limit for Caro not to return the ball.

They really do not have to play to the limit. :lol: All they have to do (oh God forbid) is play a few extra shots and be patient. JJ owns Caro and she doesn't really have power in her groundstrokes. Why? Because she's patient and waits for the right time to go for the winner and/or come to the net.

Caro's success doesn't prove she's a great player, it only proves that the rest of the tour are brainless mugs.

goldenlox
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:54 AM
...
Caro's success doesn't prove she's a great player, it only proves that the rest of the tour are brainless mugs.
Believe that if you want to. Sveta & Fran dont look like brainless mugs right now, & Caro has beaten both of them before

WozTakesAll
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:00 AM
They really do not have to play to the limit. :lol: All they have to do (oh God forbid) is play a few extra shots and be patient. JJ owns Caro and she doesn't really have power in her groundstrokes. Why? Because she's patient and waits for the right time to go for the winner and/or come to the net.

Caro's success doesn't prove she's a great player, it only proves that the rest of the tour are brainless mugs.

Im not trying to prove Caro is a great player, im just saying that is not by accident that many players make lots of UE's against Caro. Its because of Caro's playstyle. And i do agree that its not always as pretty as a good offensive player. But it works (atleast against most players except for maybe the top 5).

Lord Choc Ice
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:05 AM
Believe that if you want to. Sveta & Fran dont look like brainless mugs right now, & Caro has beaten both of them before

I'm not saying all the tour are brainless mugs, just many of them.

There's nothing wrong with Caro beating them a few times with her gamestyle when they're having an off day, but being #1? That's an entirely different story.

A Magicman
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:41 AM
Another one for the road. Disgusting.

Moonballing meets spraying the balls all over the place and prevails.

slamchamp
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:59 AM
Wozniacki playing average and beating yet another scrub..Nothing new here

Tuckii
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:00 AM
OMG Caro :help:

Langers
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:03 AM
Pathetic match. Woz did nothing out there but feed Sevastova balls who made every winner irrelivent because she hit a million unforced errors. Garbage match, garbage world #1.

Hian
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:07 AM
Nastya :hug: So many errors :bigcry:

Viktymise
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:14 AM
Maybe it's her new racquet?

Or maybe she's just shit?

Anyway, Sevastova was brilliant in the first few games, then played like an erratic, brainless junior thereafter. The match was again completely in her hands and had she served better in the 1st set the match could have been much tighter than it proved to be.

Kasey
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:02 PM
Shit:help:
It was the ugliest match I have ever seen.
The crowd must have cracked something before the match. If they handn't got high, the would've left after the two first games......I mean, at least I would:rolleyes:

Ferg
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:02 PM
I thought Sevastova was quite impressive for the first 4 games, then hit 15 UEs in the next 4 games. hmm....

terjw
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:15 PM
WD Caro through to the QF. Even though she's not playing at the level she was the last part of last year - if you take a look at her winners : UE record in her four matches so far that - it is fantastic:

R1: 15:15 - equal
R2: 23:8 - many more winner than UEs
R3: 11:11 - equal
R4: 16:14 - positiveHow many times has any other player managed to not have more UEs than Winners in any match. Go down and look - it's one match after another that both players have more UEs than Winners. Caro has the same or or more Winners thn UEs in all four matches she's played. :worship:

terjw
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:18 PM
lols @ all the people who dont know Sevastova.

She is a brilliant player on her day, wiped the floor with Wickmayer, and would have done the same to Caro only she played crap.

:rolleyes: How many times have I heard the woulda coulda beaten Caro bullshit. This is the AO not planet zog or Alice in Wonderland. The result was that Caro won in straight sets. And all the wouldas couldas and ifs count for nothing.

Sevastova was very impressive actually - but like most players was simply not able to keep such a high standard of play up all the time. It's not luck that Caro wins these matches. Caro may not be the better player during parts of the match - but over the whole match - she is just the better player. Very occasionally someone like a Kvitova manages to keep her level of hitting up over a whole match. But only a few players can do that. And even then - they can only do that occassionally.

Kasey
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:23 PM
Yeap: zero, then 15 winners against multi-slam winner King, zero once again and to conclude 2:0........oh come on :rolleyes:
It supposed to impress the viewers and make Woz proud ? I don't buy it

Ballbasher
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:09 PM
Nastja. :hug: She was soo nervous and far from what she can do. Luckily Caro did not play that well and the scoreline is alright. :p
Great tournament!! :D :yeah:

rucolo
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:20 PM
Congrats for your first QF at AO, Caroline!:cheer:

Sevastova is weird.:shrug:

Step it up vs Schiavone, Caro!;)

kman
Jan 23rd, 2011, 03:34 PM
WD Caro through to the QF. Even though she's not playing at the level she was the last part of last year - if you take a look at her winners : UE record in her four matches so far that - it is fantastic:

R1: 15:15 - equal
R2: 23:8 - many more winner than UEs
R3: 11:11 - equal
R4: 16:14 - positiveHow many times has any other player managed to not have more UEs than Winners in any match. Go down and look - it's one match after another that both players have more UEs than Winners. Caro has the same or or more Winners thn UEs in all four matches she's played. :worship:
:worship:

Women's tennis would be much prettier if everyone had stats like this.

Ryan
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:43 PM
WD Caro. Guess it wasn't too pretty, but winning is what counts. Lets take it to Franny. :drool:

cn ireland
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:45 PM
Nice work Caro:yeah:

Bismarck.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:53 PM
This thread is hilarious. :spit:

rnwerner
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:09 PM
Sevastova has a good promising game but in some aspects she was not even top 200 today.
She was not able to use more than one of her break points
Some mistakes were unbelievably bad
Her volleys were most of the time totally nervous
Her mental strength was not enough to beat a world number 1.

Wozniacki played like in early 2010 or in 2009: Defense, defense, defense. And because she can handle that without many errors, she can reach a slam quarterfinal.
I would prefer to see her play like late 2010. Her serve there was better, her groundstrokes after the return were better, her aggresivity was nicer.

Corswandt
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:20 PM
Since Sunshine doesn't seem to be winning that many hearts and minds through her witty banter, she'd letting her dazzling game do the PR for her.

Seriously, WTF was this? The Undisputed World #1 running from side to side miles behind the baseline like a headless chicken and doing fuck all to win the points while facing a clever, but underpowered and erratic midranked player who looks like a pudgy 11 y.o. and as menacing as a teddy bear, with all (all!) the highlights reel material being actually due to the latter's play - now there's a sight for the ages.

The Dawntreader
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:46 PM
This match was glaring in highlight the limitations of both players, by Sevastova herself. There seems to be a reckless urgency in which these ilk of player (Cibulkova, Sevastovs), have been trying to play Wozniacki. It was pretty obvious after 4 or 5 games that Sevastova was trying to exert shots and an overall gameplan, that her game just simply doesn't have. Inevitably she gleaned enough flashy winners eartly on, exploiting the often ridiculous rallying length off the Wozniacki FH, and pummeling them for clean winners. However Sevastova's FH and BH seem poles apart in terms of timing. Her backhand has a lovely, clean contact point usually, with superb racquet preperation, but her forehand is often centered too low, and thus the timing can go awry quite often, and often in spectacular 'go fetch' fashion. Her innate sense of timing and racquet-head control on the forehand allowed her to conjure up some wonderful drop-shots, until it started becoming repetitive, to the extent where Wozniacki was merely jogging to dispose of floating drop-shots.

Wozniacki even at a Slam rarely goes beyond the bare minimum. Everything is so protracted, reactionary, and it's only her relentless % play that stops her from getting pwned by any competent top 50 baseline player. Not that Sevastova had the leverage to really do this anyway, but you get my drift.

Sad times if this is a number 1 who's idea of 'evelating' her play, is just to ensure her opponent plays worse than usual.

Adrian.
Jan 24th, 2011, 02:38 PM
Sevastova is way better than Woz :p
She only had a bad day, but still had chances to win this match :p

On the other side...our #1 :rolleyes::tape:
My dad watched the match with me and he REALLY thought Sevastova would be the #1 seeded and Caro the unseeded player...:haha:
That's all...:spit:

goldenlox
Jan 24th, 2011, 02:59 PM
...
Wozniacki played like in early 2010 or in 2009: Defense, defense, defense. And because she can handle that without many errors, she can reach a slam quarterfinal.
I would prefer to see her play like late 2010. Her serve there was better, her groundstrokes after the return were better, her aggresivity was nicer.We will find out about that the next match or 2.
Caro hasnt played anyone who could finish off a set. So she hasnt been forced to really focus & compete, like she was doing when she was healthy last year after Wimbledon.
Now we find out more. I expect Fran to be healthy and play well. Li is in great form.
This will show where Caro is at.

Corswandt
Jan 24th, 2011, 03:50 PM
However Sevastova's FH and BH seem poles apart in terms of timing. Her backhand has a lovely, clean contact point usually, with superb racquet preperation, but her forehand is often centered too low, and thus the timing can go awry quite often, and often in spectacular 'go fetch' fashion.

I still haven't reached a definitive conclusion regarding the relative reliability of Sevastova's BH and FH. She made a ton of BH errors on this match, but that was mostly due to Wozniacki avoiding her FH and attempting to pin her to her BH corner. And I feel that Sevastova's instincts are to go for her FH when she is given a chance to do so. She nailed a few impressive whippy sharply angled CC FHs when pulled out wide to that side. That being said, I suppose that her rally BH may well be her most reliable shot. Her ROS from that side seems more solid as well.

iPatty
Jan 24th, 2011, 04:35 PM
I still haven't reached a definitive conclusion regarding the relative reliability of Sevastova's BH and FH. She made a ton of BH errors on this match, but that was mostly due to Wozniacki avoiding her FH and attempting to pin her to her BH corner. And I feel that Sevastova's instincts are to go for her FH when she is given a chance to do so. She nailed a few impressive whippy sharply angled CC FHs when pulled out wide to that side. That being said, I suppose that her rally BH may well be her most reliable shot. Her ROS from that side seems more solid as well.

I think occasionally on her groundies she gets quite lazy and just kind of slaps at the ball. This is especially noticeable on the seemingly routine BHs that fly past the baseline. She has good innate shot selection but IMO doesn't fully focus on each point which results in a lot of pointless errors. Nastja was also hitting a lot flatter/bigger in this match than I have seen her in the past, probably in an attempt to keep Wozniacki from getting a rhythm. Unfortunately this was a pretty bogus plan since pushers don't need to get into a rhythm to succeed.

C. W. Fields
Jan 24th, 2011, 05:28 PM
Seriously, WTF was this?

It was a straight sets win to reach an AO QF, something 120 other players failed to accomplish.

Corswandt
Jan 24th, 2011, 06:07 PM
It was a straight sets win to reach an AO QF, something 120 other players failed to accomplish.

goldenlox standard platitude impression rating:

2/10 (lacks at least one mention of money)

goldenlox
Jan 24th, 2011, 06:38 PM
I give that 9 out of 10. Not 10 of 10 because Caro was in a good section of this draw.