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LightWarrior
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:57 PM
It's her weaker side by a long shot. Technically her forehand is bad, she rarely makes winners with it, it's short. If you keep pounding it she will end up making an error. Why is it so difficult to comprehend for a player like Ivanovic for instance (who has an even worst backhand that Woz's forehand I admit, but still). I thought Safarova played on Woz's forehand as much as she could and ended up winning deservedly.

Young 8
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:58 PM
error. Why is it so difficult to comprehend for a player like Ivanovic for instance

She has problem between the ears

Patrick345
Feb 23rd, 2012, 08:07 PM
Ivanovic´s backhand is even worse than Wozniacki´s forehand. Therefore Wozniacki was able to neutralize a lot of points by keeping the rallies on Ana´s backhand. Additionally Ana has no clue, when to run around her backhand or when to change pace. She is the standard idiot Wozniacki beat up on for the last two years. Instead of mixing her game and therefore drawing short balls from Wozniacki, Ana just tries to hit harder and harder. Wozniacki just re-directs and defends with depth until Ana makes the inevitable error, because she overhits or is caught out of position. Being a mental midget doesn´t help either.

sweetadri06
Feb 23rd, 2012, 08:14 PM
Ana is a mental midget, plus she has no plan B. Watch Serena and Kim and that will tell you how to beat Caroline.

LightWarrior
Feb 23rd, 2012, 08:15 PM
Ivanovic´s backhand is even worse than Wozniacki´s forehand. Therefore Wozniacki was able to neutralize a lot of points by keeping the rallies on Ana´s backhand. Additionally Ana has no clue, when to run around her backhand or when to change pace. She is the standard idiot Wozniacki beat up on for the last two years. Instead of mixing her game and therefore drawing short balls from Wozniacki, Ana just tries to hit harder and harder. Wozniacki just re-directs and defends with depth until Ana makes the inevitable error, because she overhits or is caught out of position. Being a mental midget doesn´t help either.

I already said that in my post. Ivanovic is a bad example because of her awful backhand and being so weak mentally. I mean any player whose both backhand and forehand are equal and who are not mental midgets.

goldenlox
Feb 23rd, 2012, 08:17 PM
Lets see what Julia does in the semi.
If you watch Dubai, IW last year, Caro can hit her forehand crosscourt or down the line. So if you just let her stand there, she'll move you until she gets a short ball
Vera plays her the smartest. You have to keep moving Caro, and come to net when you have her on the run

Ryan
Feb 23rd, 2012, 08:31 PM
There aren't a lot of players CAPABLE of redirecting the ball to Caroline's forehand and pinning her there. JJ was awesome at it when she could play well - you don't need power to neutralize Caroline, if you have great placement and depth - but you need one, or the other. A lot of the bashers in the top 20/below aren't consistent enough; because as bad as Caroline's forehand can be, you still need to hit more than 3 shots to it to win the point, most of the time.

Johnbert
Feb 23rd, 2012, 08:37 PM
I already said that in my post. Ivanovic is a bad example because of her awful backhand and being so weak mentally. I mean any player whose both backhand and forehand are equal and who are not mental midgets.

well, there aren't a lot of players out there with a good fore- AND backhand and at the same time aren't mental midgets :shrug:

donellcarey
Feb 23rd, 2012, 08:48 PM
Why do opponents go more to Stosur's backhand more often ?

Vikapower
Feb 23rd, 2012, 09:25 PM
Ana's forehand is extremely one dimensional against a player like Wozniacki, flat, no to little spin thus very little angles and only power that doesn't work against a defensive player like her -- Wozniacki should see a neat difference in Julia's forehand for sure.

Furthermore Julia's backhand in comparison to Ana's is like Djokovic's forehand to Nadal's backhand.

Lets see what Julia does in the semi.

My main worry with Julia is that when you fixate her on the backhand side she tends to turn a little bit itchy since she just can not find her forehand and she tends to go for winners off that side anywhere, anyhow --

Against Daniella today in many of these rallies she showed patience and composure, when Daniela tried to pull her wide she simplistically went back CC with length or a better angle. In her bad days these shots are down the line and most of the times out, shanked or dying in the net, also the moon-balls.

LightWarrior
Feb 23rd, 2012, 09:49 PM
Why do opponents go more to Stosur's backhand more often ?

Exactly. Except that Stosur has a huge serve (which Caro doesn't) and is not as consistent as her. Points are shorter with Stosur, so a game plan against her has to be more subtle.

Excelscior
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:21 PM
Ivanovic´s backhand is even worse than Wozniacki´s forehand. Therefore Wozniacki was able to neutralize a lot of points by keeping the rallies on Ana´s backhand. Additionally Ana has no clue, when to run around her backhand or when to change pace. She is the standard idiot Wozniacki beat up on for the last two years. Instead of mixing her game and therefore drawing short balls from Wozniacki, Ana just tries to hit harder and harder. Wozniacki just re-directs and defends with depth until Ana makes the inevitable error, because she overhits or is caught out of position. Being a mental midget doesn´t help either.

This.

And any other relevant comments that follow.

Stonerpova
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:34 PM
Ivanovic is stupid. Most rational players do, which is one of the reasons why Wozniacki isn't #1 anymore (others being the deterioration of the rest of her game and her contemporaries coming into their own).

madmax
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:45 PM
because 90% of the tour are cluless, mindless, brainless bunch without any kind of gameplan or idea how to execute a strategy...it's easy for vulture like Moonballniacki to expose the tour, filled with such weaklings