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SHILIN-GOAT
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:53 AM
Princess Karolina :worship:

"fluke" McHale :bigwave:

Caro back to #1 in Race :hearts:
Maria fans got 1 week on top of the Race :haha:

kman
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:53 AM
Never in doubt that McHale's win was a fluke.

hablo
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:54 AM
Never in doubt that McHale's win was a fluke.

Yeah, right. :haha:

gociku
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:54 AM
disgusting! C'mon Franny! :armed: take out that trash.

@danieln1
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:54 AM
World #1 :bowdown:

Sund7101
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:55 AM
Bummer for McHale. She just wasn't able to capitalize today.

edificio
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:55 AM
Never in doubt that McHale's win was a fluke.

Ah, right. :no:

:tape:

Patrick345
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:55 AM
:happy::happy:

Jane Lane
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:55 AM
kman's back. :lol:

Xtina :hug:

Novichok
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:56 AM
Nid.

DragonFlame
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:56 AM
can't believe i watched that...

The moment wozniacki was pinned in the forehand crosscourt rallies she would lose the point, a lot of people are gonna punish that so much next week.

Mchale is as much a pusher as her though... Glad she at least pulled things together and won this thing.

hablo
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:56 AM
kman's back. :lol:


Hadn't seen him in a while... :tape:

tennisbum79
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:57 AM
It was not the most entertaining match, but Caro will take whatever she can get.

Lot of off-speed rallies that end only when player is out of breath and hit the ball out or into the net.

shoparound
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:57 AM
Damn it Xtina, so close! only break of serve needed to win both sets!
Rest up for the open!

dsanders06
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:57 AM
Well, every win is worth its weight in gold for her right now.

She still needs to make the US Open final if she wants to save any of her big-brand sponsorships, and she's still WAY off the level needed for that...

Purple_Rain
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:57 AM
Gotta win that New Haven Slam. :yeah:

Xtina's serve was awful in the second set. Every point was a baseline rally, and Caro's going to win those 75% of the time.

Slutiana
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:58 AM
McHale is just a mini Wozniacki without the moonballs or anticipation and also forehand > BH.

Bonfire
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:58 AM
Sweet Caroline!:worship:

Jimmie48
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:58 AM
It wasn't pretty but she got the job done, revenge feels good. :)

It's obvious she's still in a transition phase game-wise but we´re getting there... match by match... nice work girl :bounce:

misty1
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:58 AM
totally expected, no way in hell was caroline losing to mchale of all people 2 times in a row

Brad[le]y.
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:59 AM
kman :clap2:

tennisbum79
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:59 AM
Never in doubt that McHale's win was a fluke.
What is their H2H anyway?

Watching this match today, I don't think you can say with certainty

dsanders06
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:00 AM
It wasn't pretty but she got the job done, revenge feels good. :)

It's obvious she's still in a transition phase game-wise but we´re getting there... match by match... nice work girl :bounce:

Not really... she was playing the same as ever. I don't know why you guys seem to think she's attempting to make her game more aggressive - I didn't see any evidence of that tonight atall. Or in last week's match.

Blu€
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:02 AM
Revenge :D, an improvement from last week's horror. Still 27 UE not good enough, she's going to need to play much better against Fran.
Christina was clearly going to Caro's forehand but Caro didn't seem to care :lol: she kept going for her forehands even though she missed half of them :lol: . If only she attacked more with her backhand ...

tennisbum79
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:02 AM
Not really... she was playing the same as ever. I don't know why you guys seem to think she's attempting to make her game more aggressive - I didn't see any evidence of that tonight atall. Or in last week's match.
Tonight, it seems like she hast lost power.
Lots puffy balls landing in the service box begging to be hit

Keadz
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:03 AM
Mc Hale won the important one ;)

Nice for Caro anyway. She needs some wins before the US Open.

Patrick345
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:03 AM
McHale is just a mini Wozniacki without the moonballs or anticipation and also forehand > BH.

...and with the ability to finish rallies with baseline winners from both wings. So basically she is nothing like Wozniacki.:lol:

goldlion
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:03 AM
The match looked like Wozniacki playing last week's Wozniacki.

I mean, seriously, McHale tried to outhit Wozniacki?

DragonFlame
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:04 AM
Tonight, it seems like she hast lost power.
Lots puffy balls landing in the service box begging to be hit

This is what i was wondering as well!

I had the same feeling with Li Na though... maybe it's just the court? I felt like Na's balls weren't that forcefull either...

The Reff
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:04 AM
Congrats Caro :)
Not exacly convincing but better than last week.
Nice with a win and some more matchplay.

Purple_Rain
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:04 AM
Not really... she was playing the same as ever. I don't know why you guys seem to think she's attempting to make her game more aggressive - I didn't see any evidence of that tonight atall. Or in last week's match.

Look at the UE count and compare it to early 2011 matches. She's trying to be more aggressive, but not nearly enough -- hopefully the exodus of Daddy will change that. That guy is a serious head case.

Blu€
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:06 AM
...and with the ability to finish rallies with baseline winners from both wings. So basically she is nothing like Wozniacki.:lol:

:haha: what are you smoking, she can't hit a backhand winner to save her life :)

tennisbum79
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:06 AM
Mc Hale won the important one ;)

Nice for Caro anyway. She needs some wins before the US Open.
A lot is ridding on her next match against Fran.
This will tell her fans if the "transition" she is going through is heading into the right direction

Mind you, she does not necessarily have to win against Fran, but she has to show something better than today.

DragonFlame
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:07 AM
:haha: what are you smoking, she can't hit a backhand winner to save her life :)

Hitting a crosscourt backhand winner against wozniacki isn't very easy....

Bonfire
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:08 AM
also Wozniacki's backhand is a thing of beauty...glad she was able to pull this match out. Keep it coming Caro!

Nicolás89
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:08 AM
McFluke. ;) :bye:

dsanders06
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:09 AM
Look at the UE count and compare it to early 2011 matches. She's trying to be more aggressive, but not nearly enough -- hopefully the exodus of Daddy will change that. That guy is a serious head case.

But most of her unforced errors weren't as a result of being aggressive... they were mostly forehand puffballs which she was clearly just trying to get in but missed anyway. That's probably just indicative of her lack of confidence right now - she doubts herself when the rally gets long and she brainfarts, messes up her footwork and just misses with a nothing shot (which is what she's used to seeing her opponents do against her).

tennisbum79
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:09 AM
Look at the UE count and compare it to early 2011 matches. She's trying to be more aggressive, but not nearly enough -- hopefully the exodus of Daddy will change that. That guy is a serious head case.
I did not see aggressive play today.
The errors from both players came when one runs out of gas in their many long rallies and dump the ball into net or hit it out.

goldlion
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:14 AM
A lot of balls she could have put away straight away but she instead chose to grind with McHale. Her forehand is still a long way from a weapon. Her shots are way too easily predictable, especially forehand, always CC without angle. Backhand is better, with variation from CC and DTL.

Blu€
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:14 AM
Hitting a crosscourt backhand winner against wozniacki isn't very easy....

She said to her coach I don't feel comfortable hitting backhand's down the line she clearly struggles from that end, same as Caro on her forehand side. McHale had the right tactics, difference is that Caro didn't gift her as much as last week.

Purple_Rain
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:16 AM
I did not see aggressive play today.
The errors from both players came when one runs out of gas in their many long rallies and dump the ball into net or hit it out.

Not by normal standards, but by Caro's standards I think she was somewhat aggressive. She hit 2-3x her normal number of errors without playing that badly. I think she is slowly trying to reform her game.

Patrick345
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:16 AM
:haha: what are you smoking, she can't hit a backhand winner to save her life :)

Yes she can. She ripped one or two down the line. She just doesn´t have the confidence yet, but it´s there. Girl turned 19 in May and is just getting her game together. After a slow start to the year she has beaten Kuznetsova twice, Kleybanova, Hantuchova, Peng and Wozniacki. Six wins over top 20 players are not a fluke.

simonsaystennis
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:20 AM
:lol: At the people who are calling Christina a mini Caro. You are aware that players can adapt right? Her strategy against Caro doesn't necessarily have to be her strategy against everyone else. I've seen her be SO much more aggressive than she is against Caro. She's just smart and adapts her game to challenge Caro.

Bonfire
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:21 AM
Yes she can. She ripped one or two down the line. She just doesn´t have the confidence yet, but it´s there. Girl turned 19 in May and is just getting her game together. After a slow start to the year she has beaten Kuznetsova twice, Kleybanova, Hantuchova, Peng and Wozniacki. Six wins over top 20 players are not a fluke.

I agree. Although I'm a Caro fan and glad she got revenge tonight...I think McHale is the real deal and will be top ten in the near future

Blu€
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:21 AM
Yes she can. She ripped one or two down the line. She just doesn´t have the confidence yet, but it´s there. Girl turned 19 in May and is just getting her game together. After a slow start to the year she has beaten Kuznetsova twice, Kleybanova, Hantuchova, Peng and Wozniacki. Six wins over top 20 players are not a fluke.

No one is denying her progress, but her backhand sucks no matter what you say.

Setsuna.
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:22 AM
The better pusher won.:yeah:

tennisbum79
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:30 AM
The better pusher won.:yeah:
I hope you are wrong about McHale.

But the sign I saw are encouraging.

At her age, most players very aggressive, especially when they play against a player like Caro who give them a lots to attack.
Youn players started being aggressive, and they mature they adjust their game to be more patient and mix it up.

McHale was one gear, low-gear player today, but she still has time to become offensive minded

Noctis
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:32 AM
Mchale. probaly win if it weren't play that late

shoparound
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:39 AM
:lol: At the people who are calling Christina a mini Caro. You are aware that players can adapt right? Her strategy against Caro doesn't necessarily have to be her strategy against everyone else. I've seen her be SO much more aggressive than she is against Caro. She's just smart and adapts her game to challenge Caro.

This +1.
I've McHale hit some great aggressive winners. I don't think she gets a lot of credit for her wins, but she has taken out some names.

Drake1980
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:41 AM
:bounce:

Renalicious
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:42 AM
Well done Caro :cheer: But I have to say I'm not willing to watch another match of these two :facepalm: They bring the worst pushing skills against each other.

Ryan
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:47 AM
Caro :yeah: No reason to lose to McHale twice, since she does the same thing as Caro but on a MUCH lesser level. Caro shanked fewer forehands, and the result was NID. :shrug:

Papillon.
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:56 AM
:yawn: This is Woz's home anyway. Christina gets a break before she snatches Marion's wig in Flushing Meadows...

theFutureisNow
Aug 26th, 2011, 03:01 AM
Caro is not #1 in the 2011 rankings.

In fact, she won't be even if she wins the New Haven title this week.

But believe whatever you want. Facts certainly don't get in the way of the opinions of a lot of people here.

Papillon.
Aug 26th, 2011, 03:02 AM
Caro is not #1 in the 2011 rankings.

In fact, she won't be even if she wins the New Haven title this week.

But believe whatever you want. Facts certainly don't get in the way of the opinions of a lot of people here.

1 Sharapova, Maria RUS 5985 11
2 Wozniacki, Caroline DEN 5807 17

Before this week.

Does a SF showing here not put her in front...?

CloudAtlas
Aug 26th, 2011, 03:07 AM
Caro is not #1 in the 2011 rankings.

In fact, she won't be even if she wins the New Haven title this week.

But believe whatever you want. Facts certainly don't get in the way of the opinions of a lot of people here.



16 tournaments count on a players' race ranking and including New Haven , Woz will have played 18 tournaments this year. As a result of reaching the semis here she gets 200 points , which is higher than her Sydney, Miami, Bastad, Cincinnati and Montreal points, therefore the bottom 2 get knocked off, adding those 200 points to her ranking and overtaking Sharapova , who is 178 points ahead.

goldenlox
Aug 26th, 2011, 03:10 AM
I think Caro wants 4 here, even if the final is indoors again.
Give Mchale credit, she was down 0-3 and could have let herself get steam rolled, but made it a good match

Dominika23
Aug 26th, 2011, 03:24 AM
Happy For My Girl Wozniacki For Pulling through and Winning the match. I also say Well Done & Give credit to Mchale She Making some Noise Could see her in TOp 30 R higher for sure right along with Bojana Jovanovski & Rebecca Marino

theFutureisNow
Aug 26th, 2011, 03:30 AM
1 Sharapova, Maria RUS 5985 11
2 Wozniacki, Caroline DEN 5807 17

Before this week.

Does a SF showing here not put her in front...?

Nope.

Caro and any other top player are only allowed to count 7 optional tournaments per year. Her 7th best optional result is 280 points. So she doesn't gain a single point in the rankings at an optional tournament until she gets more than 280 points. Even if she wins Caro will still trail Maria by 20 points.

goldenlox
Aug 26th, 2011, 03:34 AM
Race isnt important. Just weeks at #1. No one remembers how many weeks someone led in the race if they never took #1.
Did Nadia take the lead in the race in 2006?
I dont know, but it wouldnt surprise me if she led after winning Berlin

CloudAtlas
Aug 26th, 2011, 03:35 AM
Nope.

Caro and any other top player are only allowed to count 7 optional tournaments per year. Her 7th best optional result is 280 points. So she doesn't gain a single point in the rankings at an optional tournament until she gets more than 280 points. Even if she wins Caro will still trail Maria by 20 points.


Even then, Maria is only 178 points ahead , but if Woz wins she will, according to what you say , gain 190 points as 470-280 = 190. Overtaking Sharapova by 12 points, no?

SHILIN-GOAT
Aug 26th, 2011, 03:36 AM
Nope.

Caro and any other top player are only allowed to count 7 optional tournaments per year. Her 7th best optional result is 280 points. So she doesn't gain a single point in the rankings at an optional tournament until she gets more than 280 points. Even if she wins Caro will still trail Maria by 20 points.

LOL YOU ARE WRONG

they have not played USO, Beijing and Istanbul yet so as of right now players can count 10 optional tournaments ... only after USO they must take another event away

you will see yourself that youa are wrong when the new Race released :wavey:

Caro's 200 points here already put her ahead of Maria :dance:

theFutureisNow
Aug 26th, 2011, 03:44 AM
LOL YOU ARE WRONG

they have not played USO, Beijing and Istanbul yet so as of right now players can count 10 optional tournaments ... only after USO they must take another event away

you will see yourself that you are wrong when the new Race released :wavey:

Caro's 200 points here already put her ahead of Maria :dance:

:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

Are they planning on canceling those tournaments this year?

If not, then I am correct.

I keep track of the exact rankings here-

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=439501

SHILIN-GOAT
Aug 26th, 2011, 03:47 AM
:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

Are they planning on canceling those tournaments this year?

If not, then I am correct.

I keep track of the exact rankings here-

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=439501

of course not cancelling them

but in my OP I just say that Caro is retaking the lead in the current Race (the one that is posted on the WTA website), not the Race for the YE #1 ranking that you are calculating :bigwave:

!VamosRafa!
Aug 26th, 2011, 03:51 AM
NID :worship:
Back to #1 in the race :bowdown:

Masha :awww: It was nice while it lasted :hug:

tennisfan5
Aug 26th, 2011, 04:06 AM
sorry, couldn't resist...

McHale was the only American in the draw and was playing just the second quarterfinal of her young career. She said Wozniacki seemed more aggressive than she was a week ago.

“She was pushing me around the court more this time,” she said. “I think I could have served better today.” :tape::spit:

nice win caro

Daniel
Aug 26th, 2011, 04:12 AM
Welcome back to the top Sunshine :clap2:

iGOAT
Aug 26th, 2011, 04:14 AM
Good job Sunshine :dance::hearts: she really loves New Haven :D.

As she hoped, Sunshine realizes (unlike people here) that while she had played like shit in Toronto and Cincinnati, she is number one for a reason and it's not a big deal. Well she's play like that here :). Beat Fransexa now :armed:.

tennisbum79
Aug 26th, 2011, 04:24 AM
sorry, couldn't resist...

McHale was the only American in the draw and was playing just the second quarterfinal of her young career. She said Wozniacki seemed more aggressive than she was a week ago.

“She was pushing me around the court more this time,” she said. “I think I could have served better today.” :tape::spit:

nice win caro

If she thinks Caro was aggressive today, she should brace herself when she meet the other young aggressive players.
At this age, she should be aggressive, if she is not now, I don't think she will ever be.


I am beginning to credence to a poster who stated earlier that McHale was a younger version of Caro.

Bonfire
Aug 26th, 2011, 04:44 AM
If she thinks Caro was aggressive today, she should brace herself when she meet the other young aggressive players.
At this age, she should be aggressive, if she is not now, I don't think she will ever be.


I am beginning to credence to a poster who stated earlier that McHale was a younger version of Caro.


Is that so bad? Caroline has been #1 for over 40 weeks and has won so many titles in past two seasons. Gotten to a GS final and two GS semis. I am all for Caroline taking her game to a more aggressive level but it's her defensive game that has gotten her to where she has already been. McHale and other young players for that matter wouldn't be stupid to try to emulate Caroline's current style to some extent.

burn
Aug 26th, 2011, 05:09 AM
Xtina :hug:

Derek.
Aug 26th, 2011, 05:26 AM
Well done, Caro! :D

Gilas.
Aug 26th, 2011, 05:26 AM
Sadly expected. On to NYC Christina.

Imperfect Angel
Aug 26th, 2011, 05:27 AM
Caro :cheer:

Fantasy Hero
Aug 26th, 2011, 06:03 AM
that's not a good win in the sense that Caro shouldn't have let this be so close...
anw a win is a win, so i take this :shrug:

bandabou
Aug 26th, 2011, 06:19 AM
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Is that so bad? Caroline has been #1 for over 40 weeks and has won so many titles in past two seasons. Gotten to a GS final and two GS semis. I am all for Caroline taking her game to a more aggressive level but it's her defensive game that has gotten her to where she has already been. McHale and other young players for that matter wouldn't be stupid to try to emulate Caroline's current style to some extent.

It depends what you want...consistent, but losing to the first in form player? Or maybe less consistent but with a real shot at winning majors?!

Brad[le]y.
Aug 26th, 2011, 06:25 AM
It depends what you want...consistent, but losing to the first in form player? Or maybe less consistent but with a real shot at winning majors?!I guess that;s true :lol:

but on the other hand it's okay to be a naturally defensive player as long as you can be offensive on the crucial points. Like at AO, Caro was playing passive tennis all the way to the semifinals; all she needed to do was be agressive on that one point and she would have been in the final facing a subpar Clijsters in the final.

that's what she needs to change in my opinion. not to become an offensive player but to be able to play offensive when it really counts; like on MPs in slam SFs :dance:

QuietPlease
Aug 26th, 2011, 06:32 AM
Sweet revenge!
And now Caroline is 10-0 in QFs this year :bowdown:

Mistress of Evil
Aug 26th, 2011, 06:33 AM
Karolina The Great punishing the peasant who dared push her last week :bowdown:

bandabou
Aug 26th, 2011, 06:44 AM
I guess that;s true :lol:

but on the other hand it's okay to be a naturally defensive player as long as you can be offensive on the crucial points. Like at AO, Caro was playing passive tennis all the way to the semifinals; all she needed to do was be agressive on that one point and she would have been in the final facing a subpar Clijsters in the final.

that's what she needs to change in my opinion. not to become an offensive player but to be able to play offensive when it really counts; like on MPs in slam SFs :dance:

Exactly...it's good to build a safe-game, but you' ve to know when to step up at the plate.

longtin23
Aug 26th, 2011, 06:45 AM
disgusting! C'mon Franny! :armed: take out that trash.

Disgusting! C'mon Caro! :armed: take out that trash.

QuietPlease
Aug 26th, 2011, 06:55 AM
Nope.

Caro and any other top player are only allowed to count 7 optional tournaments per year. Her 7th best optional result is 280 points. So she doesn't gain a single point in the rankings at an optional tournament until she gets more than 280 points. Even if she wins Caro will still trail Maria by 20 points.

LOL YOU ARE WRONG

they have not played USO, Beijing and Istanbul yet so as of right now players can count 10 optional tournaments ... only after USO they must take another event away

you will see yourself that youa are wrong when the new Race released :wavey:

Caro's 200 points here already put her ahead of Maria :dance:

In a way you're both right. On monday Caro will lead the WTA race for Istanbul counting best 16.
But Maria will still hold the advantage towards the year end #1 counting best 13 (leaving room for USO, Beijing and YEC).

Pops Maellard
Aug 26th, 2011, 06:59 AM
also Wozniacki's backhand is a thing of beauty...glad she was able to pull this match out. Keep it coming Caro!

No, it's an unattractive stroke with too much left arm. :p

Libertango
Aug 26th, 2011, 07:20 AM
Both Caro's FH and BH have "too much arm" but the BH is a much better looking (and obviously more effective) shot. Interesting to see her v Franny now.

Chrissie-fan
Aug 26th, 2011, 08:23 AM
It depends what you want...consistent, but losing to the first in form player? Or maybe less consistent but with a real shot at winning majors?!
Ideally consistent with a real shot at winning majors. But last week I already would have been happy if she stopped being inconsistent with a shot at winning nothing. Hopefully we've seen the worst in Toronto and Cincinatti and she's on the road to recovery. I've seen too many happy faces on GM lately. ;)

SwingVolley93
Aug 26th, 2011, 08:23 AM
God I hate this bitch :rolleyes:.

Pump-it-UP
Aug 26th, 2011, 08:33 AM
God I hate this bitch :rolleyes:.

http://i52.tinypic.com/2luro1t.gif

Sombrerero loco
Aug 26th, 2011, 08:35 AM
well done sunshine :hearts: please take the title!!

Sombrerero loco
Aug 26th, 2011, 08:37 AM
Sweet revenge!
And now Caroline is 10-0 in QFs this year :bowdown:

impressive :hearts:

bandabou
Aug 26th, 2011, 09:03 AM
Ideally consistent with a real shot at winning majors. But last week I already would have been happy if she stopped being inconsistent with a shot at winning nothing. Hopefully we've seen the worst in Toronto and Cincinatti and she's on the road to recovery. I've seen too many happy faces on GM lately. ;)

:spit: You're always good for a laugh, my friend. :lol: I wonder why all those happy faces? Hmm...:scratch:

You know what I think about Caro's road to success..finding the balance between consistent, 'safe' play and stepping it up at crunch time..that's the only way for real success at the majors imo.

Juju Nostalgique
Aug 26th, 2011, 10:22 AM
Núria will teach her how to f*** away from NY! :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2:

sammy01
Aug 26th, 2011, 10:29 AM
good old 'world number 1' wozniacki, bet she comes off with the title here, one of those 'premiers' no one cares for and gives way more points than it is worth cus it comes slap bang before the us open.

infact if we look at our vulture world number 1 her last 3 titles (charleston, that one in belgium and woz open) all come before of after a huge event, when most players are tired or not playing or tanking hard.

as for mchale her inability to come to net to finish off any points is going to hold her back big time. she has a steady if unspectacular game.

usual WTA fodder, caro will put in a huge amount of effort this week to protect that number 1 rankinng, when the bigger prize and picture is next week

FORZA SARITA
Aug 26th, 2011, 10:40 AM
Never in doubt that McHale's win was a fluke.

Cincy >>> NH :lol:

goldenlox
Aug 26th, 2011, 10:42 AM
good old 'world number 1' wozniacki, bet she comes off with the title here, one of those 'premiers' no one cares for and gives way more points than it is worth cus it comes slap bang before the us open.

infact if we look at our vulture world number 1 her last 3 titles (charleston, that one in belgium and woz open) all come before of after a huge event, when most players are tired or not playing or tanking hard.

as for mchale her inability to come to net to finish off any points is going to hold her back big time. she has a steady if unspectacular game.

usual WTA fodder, caro will put in a huge amount of effort this week to protect that number 1 rankinng, when the bigger prize and picture is next weekCaroline played 2 matches in the whole USO series before this week.
I dont know how you can criticize her wanting a few more matches before a major.
Same for Fran & Li, who are also in the semis.
Before the AO she played 1 tournament match. Took the week off before Wimbledon.

Laura_VeeFan
Aug 26th, 2011, 10:50 AM
New Haven GOAT :worship:

toxina90
Aug 26th, 2011, 10:53 AM
She still needs to make the US Open final if she wants to save any of her big-brand sponsorships, and she's still WAY off the level needed for that...

Is that what's most important? :weirdo:

BlueTrees
Aug 26th, 2011, 11:00 AM
I mean, seriously, McHale tried to outhit Wozniacki?

Yes because it's so hard to outhit Woznaicki :weirdo: Go learn something about tennis :spit:

goldenlox
Aug 26th, 2011, 11:21 AM
Kfish_WTA (http://twitter.com/#!/Kfish_WTA)Kevin Fischer

Wozniacki d. McHale - CW improves to 10-0 in #WTA (http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23WTA) QF matches this year and 15-0 at all-time @newhavenopen (http://twitter.com/newhavenopen)

Chrissie-fan
Aug 26th, 2011, 11:28 AM
:spit: You're always good for a laugh, my friend. :lol: I wonder why all those happy faces? Hmm...:scratch:

I don't know. Human nature perhaps? Some enjoy other people's misery because it takes their minds off what losers they are themselves? Must be something like that. ;)

bandabou
Aug 26th, 2011, 11:50 AM
I don't know. Human nature perhaps? Some enjoy other people's misery because it takes their minds off what losers they are themselves? Must be something like that. ;)

:eek: and sad at the same time, but still the truth I guess. As a fan it must be fascinating times for you, or at least that's what I had when Serena went through those dark-times between ' 03-' 05 and ' 06. How is she gonna respond? Can she bounce back?

Now it's Caro's time to prove what she's really worth. The pressure of winning the first major and now the pressure of shaking off those bad results she's had the last couple of weeks.

Chrissie-fan
Aug 26th, 2011, 12:19 PM
:eek: and sad at the same time, but still the truth I guess. As a fan it must be fascinating times for you, or at least that's what I had when Serena went through those dark-times between ' 03-' 05 and ' 06. How is she gonna respond? Can she bounce back?

Now it's Caro's time to prove what she's really worth. The pressure of winning the first major and now the pressure of shaking off those bad results she's had the last couple of weeks.
Yeah, it makes one appreciate the little things in life. Her win yesterday almost made me as happy as you are when Serena wins a slam. :lol: Caroline winning the USO is virtually impossible considering the goings on of the last few months. Getting to the QF is the most I dare hope for at this point, and even that would come as a pleasant surprise to me. But hey, you never know. Her 'new game' may all of a sudden 'click', she may play the match of her life at the right time, the draw may open up for her, somebody may step on Serena's toe, etc... Anything is possible, especially in womens tennis. :)

sammy01
Aug 26th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Caroline played 2 matches in the whole USO series before this week.
I dont know how you can criticize her wanting a few more matches before a major.
Same for Fran & Li, who are also in the semis.
Before the AO she played 1 tournament match. Took the week off before Wimbledon.

she only played 2 matches before new haven because her schedule is just utterly loony. i mean she killed herself on clay including the week before a wide open french open :help:, then the following week went and played indoor not resting a week and practicing on grass. then after wimbledon she goes and plays bastadd and hurts her shoulder on CLAY. her form and body went out the window from playing so many different surfaces and matches.

serena has just returned to the tour, she desperately needed matches but she scheduled like a slam champion. now she is at the us open fine tuning the kinks in her game and getting used to being back there.

i still think caro has zero belief of winning a slam thus is happy to pick up 'cheap' premier titles where she can and keep that number 1 ranking as second prize.

C. Drone
Aug 26th, 2011, 12:58 PM
Sweet revenge!
And now Caroline is 10-0 in QFs this year :bowdown:

too bad there is so many meaningless early round before QF on slams. :p

bandabou
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:14 PM
she only played 2 matches before new haven because her schedule is just utterly loony. i mean she killed herself on clay including the week before a wide open french open :help:, then the following week went and played indoor not resting a week and practicing on grass. then after wimbledon she goes and plays bastadd and hurts her shoulder on CLAY. her form and body went out the window from playing so many different surfaces and matches.

serena has just returned to the tour, she desperately needed matches but she scheduled like a slam champion. now she is at the us open fine tuning the kinks in her game and getting used to being back there.

i still think caro has zero belief of winning a slam thus is happy to pick up 'cheap' premier titles where she can and keep that number 1 ranking as second prize.

Besides...Caro played only two matches, because she was LOSING early at the tournaments..:lol: Goldenlox's logic sometimes?! :facepalm:

bandabou
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:14 PM
Yeah, it makes one appreciate the little things in life. Her win yesterday almost made me as happy as you are when Serena wins a slam. :lol: Caroline winning the USO is virtually impossible considering the goings on of the last few months. Getting to the QF is the most I dare hope for at this point, and even that would come as a pleasant surprise to me. But hey, you never know. Her 'new game' may all of a sudden 'click', she may play the match of her life at the right time, the draw may open up for her, somebody may step on Serena's toe, etc... Anything is possible, especially in womens tennis. :)

:lol: Heyyy, leave Serena's toe alone! :scared: :unsure:

CWTennis
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:47 PM
sweet revenge! :devil:

goldenlox
Aug 26th, 2011, 02:50 PM
Besides...Caro played only two matches, because she was LOSING early at the tournaments..:lol: ...Thats why she needs this week. Because she was losing, and not getting matches, not building confidence.
What part of that escapes you? :p

18majors
Aug 26th, 2011, 03:07 PM
One step at a time, Christina.