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danieln1
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:55 AM
Only explanation for this loss: Knee injury

Poor Caro, finally a good outfit and then it lasts for one match

Doully
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:56 AM
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m96qtxo3mZ1qdwuks.gif

Marilyn Monheaux
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:56 AM
http://i39.tinypic.com/im75g7.jpg

Kairi
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:56 AM
http://i40.tinypic.com/2qtg1h4.jpg

VeeJJ
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:56 AM
:lol:

gc-spurs
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:56 AM
2 round 1ers in a row...

VIKA?
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:56 AM
I kinda feel bad for her. :hug:

Skeptikal
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:56 AM
Pushniacki is horrible. She needs to retire.

plokploky
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:57 AM
My god, I love you sooo much Begu. This is such a big win for her because I think this is the first time she has not choked a lead against a top player. No DFs in the last game. Sooooooooooooooo proud.

Alizé Molik
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:57 AM
dead.

danieln1
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:57 AM
I feel so sorry for Caro, she didn´t deserve this...

sweetadri06
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:57 AM
http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee410/thesiflster/anigif_enhanced-buzz-3527-1338493380-7.gif

hpme
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:57 AM
Woz--->JJ--->Safina:devil:

M.P
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:57 AM
she should just let a LL to play, she seems don't care

good job to Begu playing great

Vaidisova
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:57 AM
Caro :sad:

Craig.
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:57 AM
Jesus...

Make the QFs Sloane :yeah:

danieln1
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:57 AM
Now Ivanovic draw opened..... Will she take advantage?????? :spit:

dsanders06
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:57 AM
DIRE :tape:

This is exactly why so many people were saying 18 months ago that Wozniacki's window at the top of the game was VERY limited. Considering her gamestyle, she's been VERY fortunate with injuries up till now, and when she is injured and can't rely on her movement, she just has nothing to fall back on atall. And she's overplayed so much and clocked up so many miles in her legs that this isn't likely to be the last injury either.

fouc
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:58 AM
Begu didn't panic at all, very good display!

KournikovaFan91
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:58 AM
Begu played with a lot of confidence, good to see her not choke.

hpme
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:58 AM
hope Woz get better soon

Say Hey Kid
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:58 AM
Caro after losing #1 ranking "We'll see who has it at the end of the year..I'll get it back"

You are a joke Woz. I feel sorry for Rory, as i'm sure you will now go cling to him, when i'm sure he expected at least a few days where he could sleep with other women while you were away in New York.

saul1333
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:58 AM
Caro :sad:

flareon
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:58 AM
Brilliant Begu winners galore best tennis I have ever seen her play and she held her nerve after wozzy tried the medical time out trick. She has massive groundies when they go in and I really enjoyed the match, however its been said her mentality could let her down. Good luck in the next round both seeds out in this sections Espinosa up next... Place in 4th round up for grabs here.

Wozniacki was poor tried to be aggressive made a tonne of errors, commentators threw shade at her saying she was not injured and she never grimaced, Rest up and win Korean Open caroline god knows you need a tile.

Jane Lane
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:58 AM
Holy.

Jimmie48
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:58 AM
I don't know what to say anymore...I just feel empty. This slump is reaching a new low every week.

She has managed to exceed everybody's expectations, not even the fiercest haters would have predicted two R1 slam losses, no titles and a drop out of the Top 10 ahead of the season.

Knee situation aside, she simply plays atrociously bad, allowing the world #96 to completely demolish her. If this was a script for a sports movie, every studio would reject it as unrealistic, I can't remember any former top player having a nosedive like this.

Just shoot me already...

Jose.
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:58 AM
KAMAN! :D (Okay I feel a bit sorry cause she's injured...)


A Romanian not choking is something worth note too :p

John.
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:58 AM
I really don't like Caro but I can't help feel a little bad for her. What a shit year for her so far and 2 first round exits at majors back to back.

Begu played really well

NashaMasha
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:59 AM
the only one explanation of this loss - Wozniacki is a limited player, her game is so much limited that even Begu is too much to get through

Patrick345
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:59 AM
There are only three words that describe Begu´s performance...

http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Like_e0df3c_1544086.jpg

Dodoboy.
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:59 AM
http://www.thebeyhive.com/board/public/style_emoticons/default/xtina.jpg

kenboy123
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:00 AM
OMG!!!...THE COMPLAINING AND TROLLING WILL START...I MEAN...GIVE HER A BREAK FOR ONCE... we all knew she was injured coming into the this tournament...YES...her level has dropped, but seriously...you know this is not her at her best...all the Caro haters are just going to take their chance to pounce on this girl even if she is injured....:help:

DeliriousPotato
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:00 AM
Well, credit to Begu, she showed today that she has an above average serve and a terrific forehand with loads of spin. I saw her at Marbella and already knew she was Top 50 material, but seeing her forehand working on a hard court and her not choking at all just shows she can do much more.

Brad[le]y.
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:00 AM
Caro :sad:

I thought you didn't like her :p

.Andrew.
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:00 AM
Shocking. Yes, the injury did hamper her a bit, but the players FINALLY going after their shots and exploiting the liabilities in her game

But Irina :eek: Where did this form come from? That shit cray. :eek:

Cp6uja
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:00 AM
Dam'n... Ana will be totally unprepared for Serena in quarterfinal :(
She is only seeded player left in hers R16 section and there is no real opponents since Woz and Fran gone :mad:

Marilyn Monheaux
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:00 AM
Now Ivanovic draw opened..... Will she take advantage?????? :spit:


Do pigs fly? Of course not. :o :facepalm:

RenaSlam.
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:00 AM
I can't even gloat. Sloane v Serena QF is certainly possible :eek:

swissmr
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:00 AM
Actually feeling sorry for Woz now, terrible year for her :sad: Very solid from Begu though, teed off perfectly on Woz's moonballs.

Fantasy Hero
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:00 AM
what to say? congrats Irina...played an amazing match, deserved the win and hopefully that win can give her the boost of confidence to fullfil her great talent.

Caroline stayed classy the whole match, despite moving slightly worse than usual and hitting much horribly, she stayed calm and didn't retire when she was sure to lose (unlike other players would). It's really sad, but I hope she can learn even from this loss and come back stronger.

Stonerpova
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:01 AM
I officially feel bad for her.

I swear to God Ana if you don't make the quarters here :explode:

Mary Cherry.
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:01 AM
inb4 the forum explodes

jrm
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:01 AM
i truely believe lower ranked players are afraid of playing better ranked players; only when they start to lose, they feel like they have a chance

Wuzza's game is still the same but two years ago the result would be vice versa

Djezonfly
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:01 AM
Irina destroyed her, knee injury my ass :lol:

http://www.thebeyhive.com/board/public/style_emoticons/default/xtina.jpg

:bigcry:

Utautai
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:01 AM
Caroline :sobbing:
:bigwave: SF Points :sobbing:
:bigwave: Stella McCartney outfits @ this USO :sobbing:

Irina :yeah: :cheer:

azinna
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:02 AM
Sad. Expected, but sad nonetheless.

...

danieln1
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:02 AM
Dam'n... Ana will be totally unprepared against Serena in quarterfinal :(
She is only seeded player left in hers QF section and there is no real opponents in hers quarter since Woz and Fran gone :mad:

I hope she don´t see the draw and play like she played all mostly all year: winning matches she is supposed to win :unsure:

Bayo
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:02 AM
Aw, Caroline's losses can't even manage a database error these days.

Temperenka
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:02 AM
Caro :sobbing:

I don't know what to say... hopefully she finds better form soon though.

KournikovaFan91
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:03 AM
I officially feel bad for her.

I swear to God Ana if you don't make the quarters here :explode:

IKR which is why she probably won't :tape: :sobbing:

Serenita
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:03 AM
Hopefully she'll recover and get back to a decent level...

StoneRose
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:03 AM
Knee injury, still Woz going downhill fast. Really needs a good think about how to continue when she's healthy again.

Blu€
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:03 AM
I don't know why Caro showed up tonight... I mean did she hope to win this with her unpredictable serve? Her movement was clearly hampered but she was missing shot after shot even from the easiest balls. That said, she looked stunning in black.

Begu played better than I expected, barely missed on rallies. Kudos, too bad her face is like a babushka.

TheDream
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:03 AM
DIRE :tape:

This is exactly why so many people were saying 18 months ago that Wozniacki's window at the top of the game was VERY limited. Considering her gamestyle, she's been VERY fortunate with injuries up till now, and when she is injured and can't rely on her movement, she just has nothing to fall back on atall. And she's overplayed so much and clocked up so many miles in her legs that this isn't likely to be the last injury either.


But, this injury could be related to lack of fitness/conditioning. Wozniacki isn't even close to as fit as she once was, and we can say all day that her play style will cause more injuries, but that's ultimately nonsense at her age now. Most of these injuries IMO are related and going to be related to her not putting enough time in the gym like she used too. She's certainly not even as close to fit as she used to be. She's actually getting tired and fatigued on court now and hitting countless UE's because of it. Against most of the players now, they used to be the first to make the error, now it's her, and I think it's largely to blame because of her fitness regression.

égalité
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:03 AM
what the FUCKKKKK GIRLLLLL i can't :hysteric:

http://i1.kwejk.pl/site_media/obrazki/102620-gaga-facepalm.gif

Patrick345
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:04 AM
Brilliant Begu winners galore best tennis I have ever seen her play and she held her nerve after wozzy tried the medical time out trick. She has massive groundies when they go in and I really enjoyed the match, however its been said her mentality could let her down. Good luck in the next round both seeds out in this sections Espinosa up next... Place in 4th round up for grabs here.

The few times Wozniacki actually went for her shots she won a few points rather quickly. That showed that when you put Begu under pressure and make her move you can draw errors rather quickly, especially on the backhand side. Generally Begu´s best results have been on clay and this was sort of a claycourt match in terms of the opposing pace she had to deal with. Nevertheless Begu had a lot of injury problems the past year and on her Marbella form she is capable of troubling the top players not just Wozniacki. Not so long ago she took a set from Vika at the Olympics.

C. Drone
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:04 AM
poor girl :hug:
She is injured, you cant deny that, although taking MTO was pure BS, of course trainer cant heal it with a touch.

Begu was good, but it was a hapless opponent, she wasnt even in position to choke because Karolina was that dire. Wouldnt surprise me she'll lose quick in next round.

Wiggly
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:04 AM
It's just a sad situation for Wozniacki. Her window has closed and it will be extremely hard to get back in the top 5.
Seeing her two friends well inside of it must hurt as well.

Brad[le]y.
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:04 AM
i truely believe lower ranked players are afraid of playing better ranked players; only when they start to lose, they feel like they have a chance

Wuzza's game is still the same but two years ago the result would be vice versa

I'm not her biggest fan, but this is silly :lol: She used to never miss.

Infiniti2001
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:05 AM
Too much sex these days :facepalm:

Dexter
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:06 AM
I was about to go to sleep when Begu was facing BPs early in the 1st set and thought I would stay if she somehow held... good thing that I did. :lol:
Good win for Begu, first top10 scalp... although Caro is far from 100%. She should rest up that knee properly...

Break My Rapture
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:06 AM
Ouch. This will sting for a long time.

gc-spurs
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:07 AM
DIRE :tape:

This is exactly why so many people were saying 18 months ago that Wozniacki's window at the top of the game was VERY limited. Considering her gamestyle, she's been VERY fortunate with injuries up till now, and when she is injured and can't rely on her movement, she just has nothing to fall back on atall. And she's overplayed so much and clocked up so many miles in her legs that this isn't likely to be the last injury either.

This. As mean as all the Wozh8 threads were, the arguments were legit. Even if she wasn't winning tournaments, it would be ok if she were to lose to better players in latter stages. But not first round opposition.

Matej
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:07 AM
Wow, what did Begu eat to dinner, she played so extremely well? It was surely her best match on hard ever. ;) Good stuff.:worship: :bowdown:

RobsonOS
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:08 AM
http://i46.tinypic.com/244pn41.jpg

sammy01
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:09 AM
Good. 4 games flattered her tbh.

Curcubeu
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:09 AM
Amazing - no words.

4 of the current Top 10 players, as long as Wozniacki is still in there, has been upset in their last slam R1 exit by Romanians

Kvitova by Dulgheru
Li by Halep
Stosur by Cirstea
Wozniacki by Begu

That none of them went on going further just shows how mental all these girls are...
Begu lost a TB against Schiavone being 6-0 up recently

On the other hand terrific performance by her and I haven't seen her playing so well on Hard since forever and on clay for the last time in 2011. Still, that girl needs a mental coach, because she has the tendency to bring her best performances against better ranked players, while she seems completely lackluster at those MMs like Dallas last week which was an abomination of the sport.

Alas, irina-camelia, get yourself a professional and experienced coach and you will be ranked Top 30 in a few time.

Caroline was hampered by her knee, but I hope she will recover soon and find back to her old form.

Brad[le]y.
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:11 AM
That none of them went on going further just shows how mental all these girls are...Sorana backed up her win over Stosur with a 3 set win over Ula Radwnaska :bigwave: :rolls:

One of ICB, Soler-Espinosa, Pironkova, and Morita will make the 4R :lol:

Rolling-Thunder
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:12 AM
I did not see this match. So I do not know if she played poorly or if her movement was limited due to the knee injury.

But what this result does underscore is what I have been saying for years: ultimately overplaying will catch up to a player. They may be able to inflate their ranking for a while and in the process make a fair amount of money, but in the end they are going to get burned out. And they are likely to get injured. Wozniacki and jankovic some to mind. Radwanzka will be the next self-inflicted victim.

doni1212
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:12 AM
I was in heaven watching that! I was so disgusted when the Pusher called the trainer to try and break Begu's rhythm but Begu didn't blink, :yeah: Go Begu! And win tomorrow Marion so that the Pusher can finally be out of the top 10! :drool:

Pump-it-UP
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:13 AM
So one of Pironkova/Begu/Morita/Soler-Espinosa will make R16 against probably either Ivanovic or Stephens. :rolls: Peak SEWTA.

Shvedbarilescu
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:14 AM
what to say? congrats Irina...played an amazing match, deserved the win and hopefully that win can give her the boost of confidence to fullfil her great talent.

Caroline stayed classy the whole match, despite moving slightly worse than usual and hitting much horribly, she stayed calm and didn't retire when she was sure to lose (unlike other players would). It's really sad, but I hope she can learn even from this loss and come back stronger.

Yup. Irina has been a major underachiever over the last year and this result really did come totally out of the blue. It wasn't like she didn't have the talent but the way she has sleepwalked through this year to see her abilities suddenly come shining out like that so brightly was a surprise, albeit a very pleasant one. I hope Irina can bottle the form she showed today and keep it with her at all times.

As for Caroline, yes, a very subpar performance. Only she knows how much the knee played a part. But she did maintain her cool and dignity very well under what much have been pretty painful circumstances. Rory will have his work cut out for him trying to lift her spirits and reinstall some confidence in her over the next couple of days, I suspect.

Patrick345
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:17 AM
So one of Pironkova/Begu/Morita/Soler-Espinosa will make R16 against probably either Ivanovic or Stephens. :rolls: Peak SEWTA.

Venus/Kerber probably thinking that this has to be a bad joke. It´s not the only section of the draw that has become messy. They really need to do a better job fixing the draw. Put Venus to Errani, Ivanovic, Schiavone or some seed like that. :rolleyes:

Brad[le]y.
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:19 AM
So one of Pironkova/Begu/Morita/Soler-Espinosa will make R16 against probably either Ivanovic or Stephens. :rolls: Peak SEWTA.

Pironkova will think Stephens is Venus and make the QFs :spit:

Rest Maria!
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:19 AM
Rory will have his work cut out for him trying to lift her spirits and reinstall some confidence in her over the next couple of days, I suspect.
You mean Caro will be banging Rory instead of hitting balls on practice courts out of frustration? Not sure if that will help her career.:angel:

Linguae^
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:20 AM
The saddest part is that she can get out of Top 20. Coming from a hater, it felt sad watching her unhealthy today, had no shots and losing to Begu is really bad.

Mynarco
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:20 AM
4-22? Poor girl.

Really should have withdrawn and let other girl have a chance.

Pasta-Na
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:25 AM
Caro :hug:

homogenius
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:30 AM
http://chzupnextinsports.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/funny-sports-pictures-single-and-ready-to-mingle-golf-rory-mcilroy-ladies-man-rough.jpg

Melange
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:31 AM
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/gerraint/43822650.png

JN
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:35 AM
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/gerraint/43822650.png

Is that a mask? :confused:

Pops Maellard
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:36 AM
Well she wouldn't have lost to Begu healthy but the writings were already on the wall for her USO campaign :hug:.

vettipooh
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:37 AM
Carl should have retired after the first set. Hopefully she'll pick up her game next year and win a few tourneys to regain her confidence.it's sad to see those results from her and I'm not even a fan.

JamieOwen3
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:46 AM
poor girl needs to get away from tennis for a bit.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m801aiLaLO1r12vlb.gif

young_gunner913
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:49 AM
Bye Caro. :wavey:

Barktra
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:50 AM
I am neutral about Wozniacki, but this is really sad to see to lose one of the few consistent players we have

Natash.
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:54 AM
Irina! :worship: Love her strokes and watching her play.

Caro though :eek: :tape: Starting to feel a little bad.

KarlyM*
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:00 AM
Injury + low confidence = :help:

Take a nice, long vacation Caro. ;)

Julian.
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:05 AM
I don't know what to say anymore...I just feel empty. This slump is reaching a new low every week.

She has managed to exceed everybody's expectations, not even the fiercest haters would have predicted two R1 slam losses, no titles and a drop out of the Top 10 ahead of the season.

Knee situation aside, she simply plays atrociously bad, allowing the world #96 to completely demolish her. If this was a script for a sports movie, every studio would reject it as unrealistic, I can't remember any former top player having a nosedive like this.

Just shoot me already...

Um Ivanovic? :lol:

dsanders06
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:08 AM
Um Ivanovic? :lol:

Exactly. I actually feel kind of sorry for the Woztards being so naive as to think this is the worst it can get. :lol: This is nothing compared to the depths of Ivanovic's slump in early 2010 when she dropped to #60-something (not that I expect that to happen to Woz).

Martian Jeza
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:08 AM
She'll be back soon at the position she was end 2008/Begin 2009. Fast downfall for an ex n°1 in the world. Zero Confidence, Zero fighting spirit, there's nothing left in that girl. Time for a long break for Danish Sunshine who has become Danish Sunset.

mdterp01
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:14 AM
:wavey: The fall continueth!!!!!

Vikapower
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:15 AM
:banana: Caroline drops out of the top 10 just where I want her to be -- so that she can meet top players earlier in regular tour events, especially/principally Victoria though, to beat the crap out of her game and put the last nails on her cuffing to the bottom of the rankings. It's really really frustrating Victoria is still 2-4 to her, like seriously, hope with Wozzy's new ranking that'll change.

Wozniacki's injury was nothing in this match, she was just out-played. :lol: Caroline pretty much near her peak but it just doesn't suffice to beat players anymore --

I almost feel sorry for her, counter-punchers in decline know the worst fate. :tape:

Jimmie48
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:18 AM
:banana: Caroline drops out of the top 10 just where I want her to be -- so that she can meet top players earlier in regular tour events, especially/principally Victoria though, to beat the crap out of her game and put the last nails on her cuffing to the bottom of the rankings.

You`re the single worst person in this entire forum, absolutely no class.

SAISAI-GOAT
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:20 AM
OMG!!!...THE COMPLAINING AND TROLLING WILL START...I MEAN...GIVE HER A BREAK FOR ONCE... we all knew she was injured coming into the this tournament...YES...her level has dropped, but seriously...you know this is not her at her best...all the Caro haters are just going to take their chance to pounce on this girl even if she is injured....:help:

I MEAN, if she was injured she should have just withdrew and forgot about her SEWTA BONUS CHECK and let Na be #8 and not messed up the draw :sad:

Renalicious
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:20 AM
:unsure:

DefyingGravity
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:20 AM
Exactly. I actually feel kind of sorry for the Woztards being so naive as to think this is the worst it can get. :lol: This is nothing compared to the depths of Ivanovic's slump in early 2010 when she dropped to #60-something (not that I expect that to happen to Woz).

Exactly. Try being an Ivanovic fan. It's tough, man.

Pops Maellard
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:21 AM
She'll be back soon at the position she was end 2008/Begin 2009. Fast downfall for an ex n°1 in the world. Zero Confidence, Zero fighting spirit, there's nothing left in that girl. Time for a long break for Danish Sunshine who has become Danish Sunset.

Clever :lol:.

SELVEN
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:23 AM
Caro :o

Melange
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:23 AM
I MEAN, if she was injured she should have just withdrew and forgot about her SEWTA BONUS CHECK and let Na be #8 and not messed up the draw :sad:

question is that she rate defending new haven as high as us open

duhcity
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:24 AM
I thought the match was so boring in the beginning and decided to go home. Popped into McHale because it was just starting and it was far more interesting. Watched it until I heard Caroline had gotten a MTO, and went back to watch.

Her dress looked really good :shrug:

dragonflies
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:25 AM
Begu played an excellent match and deserved to win. Good luck to her in the next round.




OTOH, it's sad to see Caro going down too fast. Her movement was slightly hampered by the knee injury and it probably had an impact on her knee bend to execute her shots, therefore more errors. But it was also clear that her movement this whole year has been way worse comparing to the years of 09-11. She is not a spring chicken any more and her legs showed wear and tear from overplaying.


At the beginning of this year she was still ranked number one, so this disaster signals a fall comet to her ranking, ie out of the top 10. Now she has little chance to do well in the Asian wing ---> no hope to depend her points at the YEC, Having lower ranks means she will have harder draws and meet higher seeds earlier, etc... Still, Caro will have a chance to bounce back next year if she finds a good coach and get her energy and confidence back.

Reptilia
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:28 AM
This is just sad :sad:

pav
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:29 AM
That was the 1st decent outfit since the yellow pants showing one a couple of years back, now it's consigned to the bin:sad:

Stonerpova
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:30 AM
McFail :o

Nice moment for Kiki though

Vikapower
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:32 AM
You`re the single worst person in this entire forum, absolutely no class.

:shrug: I'm tired of seeing other players (even though I'm happy for them too) than my main fave Victoria snatching Wozzy's wig ; they really really need to face and if that troubles you, then you have my sympathy that's the most I can offer -- :shrug:

Lunaticalm
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:33 AM
Shouldn't have played Woz. Anyway, I'm still optimistic about her chances in the future.

I'm bummed Nadal and Woz both have knee injuries ATM. Counterpuncher's bane lol.

brickhousesupporter
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:36 AM
:shrug:

Craig.
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:37 AM
McFail :o

Nice moment for Kiki though

Wrong upset :hug:

Melange
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:40 AM
McFail :o

Nice moment for Kiki though

Kiki was great

Andy.
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:40 AM
This has been been a year she would rather forget. Not a fan of her game or personality but its good having different styles at the top of the game. Hopefully a break can do her some good.

Jimmie48
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:41 AM
:shrug: I'm tired of seeing other players (even though I'm happy for them too) than my main fave Victoria snatching Wozzy's wig ; they really really need to face and if that troubles you, then you have my sympathy that's the most I can offer -- :shrug:

What would that even prove? Nobody doubts that Vika would be absolutely killing Caro in the state she's currently in... what's the point?

I don't think this an experience both of the girls would enjoy, there's no score to settle, everybody nows that Vika is by far the superior player right now.

Belmont Lad
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:42 AM
From Twitter:

TennisReporters: Word is Wozniacki camp shocked by Caro's loss. Apparently she's been playing great in practice. Froze, played badly. Rock bottom

HRHoliviasmith
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:45 AM
:tears: :hug:

Deestruction
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:45 AM
Well.......damn :eek: :lol: :o

Deestruction
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:47 AM
Shouldn't have played Woz. Anyway, I'm still optimistic about her chances in the future.

I'm bummed Nadal and Woz both have knee injuries ATM. Counterpuncher's bane lol.

Well at least Nadal can rest and get better and is already a legend, i dunno about woz, she hasnt not once impressed us. Only world # 1 will be the only thing she will be known for in her career if she continues to slump. :shrug:

duhcity
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:49 AM
Word is Wozniacki camp shocked by Caro's loss. Apparently she's been playing great in practice. Froze, played badly. Rock bottom

Matt Cronin
‏@TennisReporter



https://twitter.com/TennisReporters/status/240637298700591105

Sad

Deestruction
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:50 AM
Um Ivanovic? :lol:

Exactly. I actually feel kind of sorry for the Woztards being so naive as to think this is the worst it can get. :lol: This is nothing compared to the depths of Ivanovic's slump in early 2010 when she dropped to #60-something (not that I expect that to happen to Woz).

Exactly. Try being an Ivanovic fan. It's tough, man.
I so agree with this :lol: :o

coolfish1103
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:53 AM
Looks like Errani has pretty much a lock in YEC unless Stosur has a miraculous run here!

czx22
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:10 AM
kinda feel sorry for caro....get well soon anyway...

Vikapower
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:21 AM
What would that even prove? Nobody doubts that Vika would be absolutely killing Caro in the state she's currently in... what's the point?

:shrug: The H2h doesn't show it, that's the fact and it needs to change.

Wozniacki and Ivanovic owes eternal recognition to Victoria -- before her prime she was making them relevant (with these losses) and when you get by consequence 'Wozniacki is bad match up for her'-crap or Peak Ana is/would/should when Vika'd double-bagel any version of both of them at the same time on a tennis court in her peak/prime while doing her shopping in Belarus. :shrug: Well, yes, they're the two players I really like Vika to snatch the most on the WTA.

I don't think this an experience both of the girls would enjoy

:lol: Whatever makes you feel comfortable with yourself -- knowing Vika she'll take an orgasmic pleasure for sure and I hope this'll be the end of their friendship too in the same manner as it was with Agatha. :hug:

Qrystyna
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:26 AM
I hope Woz makes a thunderous return by coming back and moonballing Shriekarenka to death while shouting KAMAN in her face after all of her errors. :yeah:

Brad[le]y.
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:32 AM
:lol: Whatever makes you feel comfortable with yourself -- knowing Vika she'll take an orgasmic pleasure for sure and I hope this'll be the end of their friendship too in the same manner as it was with Agatha. :hug:

I wouldn't be so sure, Agatha and Vika were caught smiling at each other on the court a few days ago :oh:

CWTennis
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:39 AM
Caro :sad:

Nicolás89
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:41 AM
To top an already bad week. :o

Caro. :hug:

tennisfan5
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:03 AM
I'm sure her injury had something to do with it..she wouldn't lose by that scoreline otherwise. Yeesh-as if Serena didn't have an easy draw to begin with....now the tourney doesn't start for her till the semis

mdterp01
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:09 AM
:banana: Caroline drops out of the top 10 just where I want her to be -- so that she can meet top players earlier in regular tour events, especially/principally Victoria though, to beat the crap out of her game and put the last nails on her cuffing to the bottom of the rankings. It's really really frustrating Victoria is still 2-4 to her, like seriously, hope with Wozzy's new ranking that'll change.

Wozniacki's injury was nothing in this match, she was just out-played. :lol: Caroline pretty much near her peak but it just doesn't suffice to beat players anymore --

I almost feel sorry for her, counter-punchers in decline know the worst fate. :tape:

You`re the single worst person in this entire forum, absolutely no class.

I can certainly agree with that. :yeah:

Michalka
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:36 AM
crap! I wanted ivanovic/kiri/serenka to snatch her again :o

begu :eek:

Wiggly
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:12 AM
She doesn't think long-term and will go play Seoul for cash + Tokyo/Beijing. She'll get the million dollar bonus.

The good news is that she'll end her season three weeks sooner than anyone in Istanbul. She should use that very carefully.
She needs to be fresh and improve her game, move well again or she'll fall out of the top 20 and no sponsor will give her big money anymore.

She needs to ditch daddy and get a serious coach.

BlueTrees
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:13 AM
Hell yes Irina :hearts:

thegreendestiny
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:15 AM
Woz--->JJ--->Safina:devil:

Biggest BS in this board. Safina was the only one among the 3 who was able to defeat all top players in her career. Something Caro esp JJ (against Juju) can only dream of.

perseus2006
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:40 AM
Irina was in the Top 40 a year ago and I don't know why she fell off to 96. But Congrats on the win.

Woz has a knee problem. I saw it as it began to bother her in New Haven and her eventual retirement. If Woz is concerned about the knee, she won't move well, won't set up her shots well and won't serve well. I am not surprised she lost. I'm surprised she played the USO. 900 points gone!

I think Woz should drop out of the remainder of the 2012 Season. She cannot defend the approx 700 more points through the end of the season anyway. What she can do:

Rest and rehab the knee.

Work on overall fitness.

Once the knee is in good shape, lots of practice court work on her defensive game - that should not be allowed to deteriorate further but rather brought back to snuff.

Lots of practice court work on offensive positioning on court separately for BH and FH. She really needs to understand how and when to move into the court and setup for an offensive strike.

Four hours a day on fitness and four hours a day on the practice court from now until Christmas would virtually guarantee Woz a terrific 2013 Season.

tenn_ace
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:48 AM
Y.e.s.

Deestruction
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:51 AM
I have a feeling woz will play another tournament even though she is injured :o

goldenlox
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:01 AM
I have a feeling woz will play another tournament even though she is injured :oWhats the difference? The majors are over. Her year is over.
She has to re-assess what she's doing. Caro was holding 8 titles a year ago. Defended none of them.
2nd major in a row she lost 1st round.

People trying to rank Safina, Jankovic, and Wozniacki.
Dinara had a major injury. Caroline did this to herself. She was healthy, #1. She had no excuse all year, just not playing well.

tkutsaar
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:10 AM
This is an inexplicable loss which I bet even the most strident Caro hater could not have envisioned. Certainly Caro was not in her best form but that Begu would play so well so as to win so convincingly had to be a surprise.

Natural Joe
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:21 AM
Caro :eek: :sad:

NaNaSlam
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:29 AM
:spit::oh:

bandabou
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:34 AM
Oh la la! This is getting beyond sad.

Mr.Sharapova
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:38 AM
I don't know what to say anymore...I just feel empty. This slump is reaching a new low every week.

She has managed to exceed everybody's expectations, not even the fiercest haters would have predicted two R1 slam losses, no titles and a drop out of the Top 10 ahead of the season.

Knee situation aside, she simply plays atrociously bad, allowing the world #96 to completely demolish her. If this was a script for a sports movie, every studio would reject it as unrealistic, I can't remember any former top player having a nosedive like this.

Just shoot me already...

:hug: You still have your new Fave Vika to cheer on though :hug:.

SwingVolley93
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:38 AM
I can't believe this
No words :tape:
One of the most epic falls from grace for a tennis player :tape:

Material World
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:48 AM
Terrible result and I feel really bad for Caro, as despite all the limitations we love to hate she seems to be a likeable person, end of. She's gone from a consistent player who exploited her strengths to a hot mess in 12 months. She really needs to take a break, get fit and think about what support structures she needs and what improvements to her game she needs to make.

Well done to Begu, didn't see it but clearly an inspired peformance.

NaNaSlam
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:50 AM
karma for whoring her pet upon us

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/en_fuego/files/2012/04/Rory-McIlroy2.jpg

Mr.Sharapova
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:51 AM
Terrible result and I feel really bad for Caro, as despite all the limitations we love to hate she seems to be a likeable person, end of. She's gone from a consistent player who exploited her strengths to a hot mess in 12 months. She really needs to take a break, get fit and think about what support structures she needs and what improvements to her game she needs to make.

Well done to Begu, didn't see it but clearly an inspired peformance.

She can't afford to rest :shrug:. She's not the type of player who can go all the way to outside of the top 100 (Serena,Maria) and then comeback and win a slam and reach the top 3 again :shrug:. She doesn't have the game to do so. If she ever goes outside of the top 50 then she'll retire :yeah: she'll be sick of losing to quality players early on tournaments :yeah:.

ciprianned
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:57 AM
This is THE REAL Irina Begu !

taloki
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:58 AM
I was at uni and missed this. :sad::tears:

Oh Caro.....

jameshazza
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:00 AM
To Caro fans :hug:
At least she's trying to improve, not going to happen overnight. It will probably be 2013 before the improvements really show but that isn't too long away at this stage.

koyak
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:10 AM
Poor Caro :hug:, but New Heaven was unnecessary.

GSMPrzysiezny
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:10 AM
Whats the difference? The majors are over. Her year is over.
She has to re-assess what she's doing. Caro was holding 8 titles a year ago. Defended none of them.
2nd major in a row she lost 1st round.

People trying to rank Safina, Jankovic, and Wozniacki.
Dinara had a major injury. Caroline did this to herself. She was healthy, #1. She had no excuse all year, just not playing well.

Piotr for Eurosport Poland website:

http://eurosport.onet.pl/tenis/us-open-2012/piotr-wozniacki-staje-w-obronie-agnieszki-radwansk,1,5227959,wiadomosc.html



What's wrong [with Karolina]?
We didn't want to complain, but Caro has issues from the beginning of the year. Already in January in Sydney she had wrist problems. Her fitness trainer put too much strain on her and she picked up an injury that we couldn't get rid of for 3 months. She entered tournaments, but it was more like racking up some points than winning titles, she wasn't fully fit. Then spine was troubling her, we withdrew from Rome. Now there's the knee, but I hope it's the end of bad luck for this season.

About the knee he says earlier:

She has a [literal translation] a small knee inflammation. We had doctor appointments for the last two days [the interview took place on Sunday], but thankfully it's nothing serious. Scans showed no fractures. No training session on Sat., we will skip it today as well. Karolina takes pills, but everything should be all right.






If you ask me, she's in poor form and they are both looking for excuses, Karolina wants to explain herself to her father, Piotr wants to explain himself to the media. 99% of the players have some issues and niggles, the days when nothing hurts a tennis player are rare, when the form is good you forget about your small daily pains.

Talula
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:16 AM
I would wager a few quid on Caroline retiring at the end of next year if things don't improve. She'll marry, have a child and enjoy her loot.

Beat
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:20 AM
what? :speakles: surely something was wrong? shocking loss.

Wert.
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:22 AM
:hearts: :hearts:


Irina :inlove: :inlove:

tennisfan146
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:22 AM
I didn't really expect that loss. She didn't play that badly last week even with the knee injury. Also I thought that Begu would choke but obviously it didn't happen.


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Navratil
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:24 AM
Puh.. I honestly start to feel sorry for Woziniacki!

No title for more than a year, 1st round losses at the last 2 slams.

Out of top ten. And if she continous like that her top 20 days are over pretty soon!

Navratil
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:26 AM
The worst thing for Wozniacki is that nobody seems to care. No coverage. No sensation. Nobody was shocked at all...

Serenita
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:26 AM
https://twitter.com/TennisReporters/status/240637298700591105

Sad
That sounds very sad. Get your groove back Caro and come back strong next year...:hug:

Kon.
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:27 AM
I really feel bad for her. :hug:
Despite the injury, this is a big upset.

Serenita
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:29 AM
I would wager a few quid on Caroline retiring at the end of next year if things don't improve. She'll marry, have a child and enjoy her loot.
Hopefully not. She ain't no quitter.

Mistress of Evil
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:36 AM
Gosh, gotta feel for Karolina. :awww: She was playing her best tennis this year against Scrubulkova in that first set and then the injury happened. :tears:

Johnbert
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:37 AM
She should have withdraw from the US Open. Why does she play if she knows she is injured :banghead: I guess its her father Piotr...

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Miracle Worker
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:38 AM
Her game is limited and now we see effects of it. She had 2 years to improve something in her game and she improved nothing. Honestly, her game is even more limited now, cause she can't rely on her body.

She had a lot of luck to be number 1 in era when players from top didn't care, had injuries or decided to end their careers. Now Caroline is back to the real world.

Mikey.
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:43 AM
The hell is this? :sobbing:

olivero
Aug 29th, 2012, 08:14 AM
Not a fan at all but this is sad.

Sombrerero loco
Aug 29th, 2012, 08:44 AM
she shouldnt have played here(or better, new haven), she was clearly not able to play
this is the reason of losing 62 62 to begu on her favourite slam. awful
get a coach, and health your knee before coming back please caro

Halepsova
Aug 29th, 2012, 08:48 AM
Caro :sobbing:
Knee injury got her. Shouldn't have played in the first place. :(

Yoncé
Aug 29th, 2012, 08:55 AM
Karolina :sad:

ranfurly
Aug 29th, 2012, 08:55 AM
The Great Dane...

...now a mere Pomeranian.

Juju Nostalgique
Aug 29th, 2012, 08:56 AM
Just woke up this morning and thought my Android app was broken... :hysteric: But now...

:aparty: :woohoo: :aparty:

BB!!! :woohoo: :bigwave: :rocker2:

lenas warriors
Aug 29th, 2012, 09:01 AM
she should just let a LL to play, she seems don't care

good job to Begu playing great

She needs those 5 points :shrug:

Seriously, would it have affected her WTA bonus if she didnt play?

bbjpa
Aug 29th, 2012, 09:01 AM
bye bye YEC :bigwave:

Juju Nostalgique
Aug 29th, 2012, 09:12 AM
People laughing at me after her tank at NH Slam... (I said she would collect more points staying at NH Slam than tanking and playing the USO)... :spit: :lol:

M.S.F
Aug 29th, 2012, 09:37 AM
What happened? :help:
I gotta download and watch the full match :tape:

Two first round losses in a row at GSs :o

lenas warriors
Aug 29th, 2012, 09:41 AM
I wonder if this knee injury began at the Olympics when she ran (read walked as it was so slow) into a chair. Looked so innocuous but i know knee injuries like that can come out of nowhere...

Petkowitch, Schiavone and Wozniacki all out in R1- bit of a jackpot for me!

lenas warriors
Aug 29th, 2012, 09:46 AM
cant resist reposting:

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o492/hs212000/fd9c2c0e.jpg

FORZA SARITA
Aug 29th, 2012, 09:51 AM
^ :hysteric:

Mugu :hearts: a R4 is a MUST now.

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg633/FORZAPENNETTA/tumblr_m3bs1e1q7R1rtx0u8o1_500.gif

gc-spurs
Aug 29th, 2012, 09:58 AM
I don't think she should take a rest, but she should schedule smarter. NH was dumb. But depending on her body, she should still play more. Maybe try to win a MM and qualify for MMYEC. Play Auckland/Brisbane next year but skip Sydney. She needs to get the wins rolling but at the same time try to balance it with her body the way Serena and Maria have in the past. She is a very poorly managed player, I'm not sure who the blame would fall on (besides Rory).

améliemomo
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:08 AM
oh my God!:eek::lol:

when she's not 100% healthy she just can NOT win against a MUG like Begu. Thats says a lot about her and her game.:tape:

Miss Atomic Bomb
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:10 AM
Oh noes :sad:

SilverSlam
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:25 AM
Caro :sobbing:

Slutiana
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:33 AM
I would wager a few quid on Caroline retiring at the end of next year if things don't improve. She'll marry, have a child and enjoy her loot.
:lol:

People always say things like this despite the fact that it never happens to a player with the tiniest bit of commitment to tennis. They don't train all their lives just to give up as soon as they hit a roadblock.

Harry.
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:37 AM
God, dreadful from Caro tbh. I don't know how much the injury played it's part, but that was an awful performance. The knee must have had an effect on her. Only she knows how bad it is, but maybe she shouldn't have played. Good stuff from Begu tho'. Held her head well.

And all this talk of retirement. Goodness, she's only22 :facepalm: It's just one loss. And she's a fighter.

Jimmie48
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:41 AM
:lol: Whatever makes you feel comfortable with yourself -- knowing Vika she'll take an orgasmic pleasure for sure and I hope this'll be the end of their friendship too in the same manner as it was with Agatha. :hug:

Once again you`re projecting your bitterness on Vika, it's really sad.

Olórin
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:42 AM
:lol:

People always say things like this despite the fact that it never happens to a player with the tiniest bit of commitment to tennis. They don't train all their lives just to give up as soon as they hit a roadblock.

Right. People always confuse what they would do with what a player who has dedicated their lives to tennis would do.

Melange
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:54 AM
:hug: You still have your new Fave Vika to cheer on though :hug:.

A lot of her fans have smoothly transitioned to other new favorites just in case

NeKo
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:58 AM
Begu played better tennis, she deserved to win.

Jimmie48
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:59 AM
A lot of her fans have smoothly transitioned to other new favorites just in case

How do you transition to favorites? You either like people or you don't... I couldn't root for Sharapova or some other players if my life depended, regardless of how much success they have.

Things have simply changed. 16 months ago, Caro was typically the last of my faves to leave a tournament, often with the trophy. Nowadays she's among the first to leave.

DragonFlame
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:11 AM
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m96qtxo3mZ1qdwuks.gif

Byebye gangnam-style! :bounce: :o

Melange
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:13 AM
How do you transition to favorites? You either like people or you don't... I couldn't root for Sharapova or some other players if my life depended, regardless of how much success they have.

Things have simply changed. 16 months ago, Caro was typically the last of my faves to leave a tournament, often with the trophy. Nowadays she's among the first to leave.

Not saying you did it, but her fans will just "add" another player to their favorites then gradually support the new one more until Woz is out of top 10 then they can junk her because shes not so exciting anymore

Vespertine69
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:15 AM
Wow... I find Caroline's game as dull as most people do, but I'm still blown away by the sheer gloating vitriol from people on here... give the girl (and her poor fans) a break. Really don't get the need to be cruel about stuff like this!

Slampova
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:23 AM
Poor Caro, on the plus side though when she's out of the top 10 she won't be restricted to two internationals so she should have plenty of chances at a title next year :sobbing:

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:25 AM
Wow...poor Caro, must be badly injured.

Svetlana)))
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:27 AM
Welp. That'll teach her not to burn herself out

blackandblue
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:34 AM
Not saying you did it, but her fans will just "add" another player to their favorites then gradually support the new one more until Woz is out of top 10 then they can junk her because shes not so exciting anymore

Wozniacki used to be exciting?

MaBaker
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:48 AM
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/en_fuego/files/2012/04/Rory-McIlroy2.jpg
http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/4981/tumblrlxhgppyhya1qi8gqp.gif

I should've known that this beautiful thread would be ruined by that thing.

Melange
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:51 AM
Wozniacki used to be exciting?

some people used to find her exciting

Tenis Srbija
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:04 PM
:happy: :happy:

gulzhan
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:46 PM
I was lucky to watch Sunshine go out of USO ;) Must say, Begu played just great!

thrust
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:48 PM
Caro after losing #1 ranking "We'll see who has it at the end of the year..I'll get it back"

You are a joke Woz. I feel sorry for Rory, as i'm sure you will now go cling to him, when i'm sure he expected at least a few days where he could sleep with other women while you were away in New York.

YOU ARE A VILE PIG! Who are You to comment on the relationship between Caro and Rory? Would it really disturb you if the actually Loved each other? Being the worthless Jerk you are, it probably would. SCUM like you, who gleefully kick players when they are down are beneath contempt. Caro had been the #1 player, won professional tournaments and millions of dollars. What have you ever accomplished? Most likely, NOTHING!

Certinfy
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:50 PM
I have no words. :haha:

Richie's
Aug 29th, 2012, 12:55 PM
Oh sweet Caroline....

Martian Jeza
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:03 PM
Caro had been the #1 player, won professional tournaments and millions of dollars. What have you ever accomplished? Most likely, NOTHING!

Yeah maybe he/she has a work but unfortunately that's not rewarded by millions of $ and also the fact you ain't famous nor under the spotlight : it means his or her work is nothing worth with you " What have you ever accomplished ? " Staying humble would be at its place here. I would ask you this : what all of those sportwomen or men have done for humanity ? Except entertaining : NOTHING !

flareon
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:17 PM
I am just rewatching it, Caroline looks like she wants to cry... and her forehand broke down so easily, it was sensible tactics from Begu, Domi could learn something.

barmaid
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:18 PM
Yes, Painful and embarassing to see how Caro's "game" has declined to such depths:eek:, once a happy "ray of sunshine for the WTA":hearts: now a crumbling example of a once promising competitive player, she definitely was injured before she entered the Open so that wasn't a wise decision.:sad:..I really think she needs to take the rest of the year off...bring in some coaching and see if they can try and mend and uplift the talents she once possessed.!!:worship: Otherwise she can start fulltime "caddying" for Rory !!:lol:

Barmaid:wavey:

DiscoStick
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:24 PM
Talk about falling from grace. Hard to believe she was No. 1 at the beginning of the year.

Petkovic
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:28 PM
I wish I'd seen this match. Didn't like Caro that much before, but I'm actually starting to feel sorry for her.

bobcat
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:31 PM
I just watched the match and most of the time Woz wasn't even playing top 50 level tennis. Really embarrassing, and I don't even think it was the knee so much as her complete lack of confidence in her game.

Adrian.
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:36 PM
:oh::oh::oh:

Am I a cruel person, not feeling even a bit sorry for Wozniacki's current fails? :oh::spit:

Bye pusher :bigwave:

flareon
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:46 PM
I loved wozniackis forehand shank that came of the frame and went in, Begu let it bounce and just smashed it away :lol:

Blu€
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:51 PM
:oh::oh::oh:

Am I a cruel person, not feeling even a bit sorry for Wozniacki's current fails? :oh::spit:

Bye pusher :bigwave:


No, it's normal you are a Domachowska fan, you have your own problems to deal with.

Adrian.
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:53 PM
No, it's normal you are a Domachowska fan, you have your own problems to deal with.

Domawhoska? :unsure:

Peggy Mitchell
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:59 PM
Expected result and scoreline. Begu is the better player.

JN
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:02 PM
YOU ARE A VILE PIG! Who are You to comment on the relationship between Caro and Rory? Would it really disturb you if the actually Loved each other? Being the worthless Jerk you are, it probably would. SCUM like you, who gleefully kick players when they are down are beneath contempt. Caro had been the #1 player, won professional tournaments and millions of dollars. What have you ever accomplished? Most likely, NOTHING!

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr70/RoryMK/chris-crocker-crying20dlnqnt.jpg

Ivanovic2008
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:02 PM
I don't know what to say anymore...I just feel empty. This slump is reaching a new low every week.

She has managed to exceed everybody's expectations, not even the fiercest haters would have predicted two R1 slam losses, no titles and a drop out of the Top 10 ahead of the season.

Knee situation aside, she simply plays atrociously bad, allowing the world #96 to completely demolish her. If this was a script for a sports movie, every studio would reject it as unrealistic, I can't remember any former top player having a nosedive like this.

Just shoot me already...
:hug: I feel sorry for you. I know how it feels after being such a big Ana fan for the last 4 years.

bobbynorwich
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:33 PM
Ever since Woz took up with McElroy her career has steadily declined. Her heart isn't on tennis, it's somewhere else.

http://cdn7.fotosearch.com/bthumb/CSP/CSP543/k5431225.jpg

Patrick345
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:43 PM
I loved wozniackis forehand shank that came of the frame and went in, Begu let it bounce and just smashed it away :lol:

Two years ago it would have been a smash fail. Story of Wozniacki´s downfall. Players not missing dumb shots all the time.

I really liked that in general Begu allowed balls to bounce before putting them away smartly. Most try the much more diifuclt drive volley and you cannot even generate more power with a drive volley unless you are a Williams sisters. The logic shot for control and power is to let it bounce, I´d say even a conventional volley has more control and less difficult execution, if you play the shot for time.

BikezAreForever!
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:56 PM
It would appear that golfers and tennis careers do not mix.

Mr.Sharapova
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:32 PM
:oh::oh::oh:

Am I a cruel person, not feeling even a bit sorry for Wozniacki's current fails? :oh::spit:

Bye pusher :bigwave:

You're not :yeah::oh:.

Roookie
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:35 PM
Shocked

Corswandt
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:48 PM
Mug pushing will not win you Slams.

This is exactly why so many people were saying 18 months ago that Wozniacki's window at the top of the game was VERY limited. Considering her gamestyle, she's been VERY fortunate with injuries up till now, and when she is injured and can't rely on her movement, she just has nothing to fall back on atall. And she's overplayed so much and clocked up so many miles in her legs that this isn't likely to be the last injury either.

TBH, I didn't expect Wozniacka's attritional approach to the game to catch up with her this quickly.

I suspect motivation (and erosion thereof) is also playing a part here. Given her limitations, Wozniacka never outhit, and rarely outplayed, even midranked scrubs; she had to rely on outlasting them through attrition until they physically and/or mentally folded, hopefully on the decisive stages of the match. That required huge amounts of discipline, commitment, focus, resilience and even humility/awareness of her own shortcomings - and I suspect she can no longer muster those.

not even the fiercest haters would have predicted two R1 slam losses, no titles and a drop out of the Top 10 ahead of the season.

Yup. We might have hoped/wished for it, but not predicted it. I'll take it, though. :lol:

Fuzzylogic
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:05 PM
Wow I couldn't even :oh: or :lol: at this loss like I do most of her losses :(

Joe.
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:09 PM
I feel so sorry for her right now :sobbing:

I'm not even a fan but I find myself willing her to do well every time I see her play.

Mixal
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:12 PM
Poor Coraline, she really is lost and ruined. Get well soon :hug:

Moveyourfeet
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:14 PM
Come back stronger.

Setsuna.
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:37 PM
I don't know why some posters still gloat over her losses. Give her a break ffs. I'm not a fan of her but it was sad to see her lose like that.

:hug: to her fans.

plokploky
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:47 PM
Why are people sad when she looses. She's going through a shit patch at the moment and she's going to loose a lot. Whys is no-one sad when any other tennis player looses?

dsanders06
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:10 PM
I suspect motivation (and erosion thereof) is also playing a part here. Given her limitations, Wozniacka never outhit, and rarely outplayed, even midranked scrubs; she had to rely on outlasting them through attrition until they physically and/or mentally folded, hopefully on the decisive stages of the match. That required huge amounts of discipline, commitment, focus, resilience and even humility/awareness of her own shortcomings - and I suspect she can no longer muster those:

I think it's an element of that, plus the physical burnout. But also, I think there's the fact that, up til early 2011, her mindset was always so relentlessly positive. Which, incidentally, is why I think her father contrary to popular belief is pretty much the only reason she even did as well as she did - for all his ignorance about the basics of tennis technique, he seemed to instill in her a Richard Williams-esque belief in herself and an unshakeable belief that she was going to be a Grand Slam champion and would be a top player (minus the Williamses' obnoxiousness). But over the past year she's discovered that she was brought up to believe was a damn lie and that she ISN'T guaranteed to win a Slam atall, and that means that, no matter how much positive-thinking she tries, she can never get that relentlessly positive mindset back, because no humanbeing can ever believe something that they know to be untrue no matter how much they try. She can never, TRULY believe that good things are guaranteed to happen and that she's guaranteed to win a Slam - the beliefs that were essential for her to think so positively - ever again.

Melange
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:20 PM
if thats true why doesnt Andy Murray just retire?

TheDream
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:27 PM
I think it's an element of that, plus the physical burnout. But also, I think there's the fact that, up til early 2011, her mindset was always so relentlessly positive. Which, incidentally, is why I think her father contrary to popular belief is pretty much the only reason she even did as well as she did - for all his ignorance about the basics of tennis technique, he seemed to instill in her a Richard Williams-esque belief in herself and an unshakeable belief that she was going to be a Grand Slam champion and would be a top player (minus the Williamses' obnoxiousness). But over the past year she's discovered that she was brought up to believe was a damn lie and that she ISN'T guaranteed to win a Slam atall, and that means that, no matter how much positive-thinking she tries, she can never get that relentlessly positive mindset back, because no humanbeing can ever believe something that they know to be untrue no matter how much they try. She can never, TRULY believe that good things are guaranteed to happen and that she's guaranteed to win a Slam - the beliefs that were essential for her to think so positively - ever again.



:bs: I think you even believe this drivel you typed up which is the sad part. Continue posting and pontificating about things you know nothing about. :lol:

missvarsha
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:28 PM
Mug pushing will not win you Slams.



TBH, I didn't expect Wozniacka's attritional approach to the game to catch up with her this quickly.

I suspect motivation (and erosion thereof) is also playing a part here. Given her limitations, Wozniacka never outhit, and rarely outplayed, even midranked scrubs; she had to rely on outlasting them through attrition until they physically and/or mentally folded, hopefully on the decisive stages of the match. That required huge amounts of discipline, commitment, focus, resilience and even humility/awareness of her own shortcomings - and I suspect she can no longer muster those.



Yup. We might have hoped/wished for it, but not predicted it. I'll take it, though. :lol:

Arrrangsta Sanchez begs to differ.

Anyway, poor Wozniacki. I know her game bores the hell out of a lot of people, but I never found her to be that bad, and she at least has the semblance of a personality (unlike say, St. Kimberle). And she did play a couple of good matches this year, her upset of Sereta (in Miami) and her 1R loss to Pachek at Wimbledon were both very entertaining matches.
There's nothing inherently wrong about having a defensive game, as long as you actually do something with the balls you get back. Woz should give up on trying to hit a lot of winners (which she fails at) and instead try to redirect the ball and use her opponents pace a bit better (more in the mold of Azarenka). Her problem is that she just rolls the ball down mid court and ... hopes ? A little bit of down the line hitting or god forbid, chip-and-charge to the net would do her a world of good.

TheDream
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:29 PM
if thats true why doesnt Andy Murray just retire?

I used to always say Andy was the Caroline of the ATP tour. Unshakable confidence, always in the thick of things, great defense, but not aggressive enough. However, Andy's belief never waned and he's been able to keep himself in impeccable shape and fitness. For most people, being fit is a requirement, not necessarily a weapon. For Caroline, it wasn't just a requirement, but a weapon as well.

dsanders06
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:35 PM
:bs: I think you even believe this drivel you typed up which is the sad part. Continue posting and pontificating about things you know nothing about. :lol:

I used to always say Andy was the Caroline of the ATP tour. Unshakable confidence, always in the thick of things, great defense, but not aggressive enough. However, Andy's belief never waned and he's been able to keep himself in impeccable shape and fitness. For most people, being fit is a requirement, not necessarily a weapon. For Caroline, it wasn't just a requirement, but a weapon as well.

:spit: I love how you dismiss what I say, then rephrase my post and try and pass it off as your own (even stealing the phrase "unshakeable confidence" directly).

You stay a weird stalker, G1Player12. :lol:

Break My Rapture
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:47 PM
Could this be a career-ending loss? Her year (and game) was already in a downward spiral. The US Open is her best slam, the surface which suits her most, and like I said earlier in this thread, an emphatic loss like this against a totally unknown player void of any 'dangerous' lockerroom reputation will sting for a long while. She's also going to be out of the top 10 (assuming Bartoli wins her next match), which would cause her to play the top seeds earlier on in tournaments from here on out.

Corswandt
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:50 PM
I think it's an element of that, plus the physical burnout. But also, I think there's the fact that, up til early 2011, her mindset was always so relentlessly positive. Which, incidentally, is why I think her father contrary to popular belief is pretty much the only reason she even did as well as she did - for all his ignorance about the basics of tennis technique, he seemed to instill in her a Richard Williams-esque belief in herself and an unshakeable belief that she was going to be a Grand Slam champion and would be a top player (minus the Williamses' obnoxiousness). But over the past year she's discovered that she was brought up to believe was a damn lie and that she ISN'T guaranteed to win a Slam atall, and that means that, no matter how much positive-thinking she tries, she can never get that relentlessly positive mindset back, because no humanbeing can ever believe something that they know to be untrue no matter how much they try. She can never, TRULY believe that good things are guaranteed to happen and that she's guaranteed to win a Slam - the beliefs that were essential for her to think so positively - ever again.

Maybe, but I doubt anyone takes winning Slams for granted after seeing (we all saw) the careers of Dementieva, Safina, Zvonareva or Jankovic unfold right before their eyes. Nobody can be that mindlessly optimistic. Right?

Coconut91
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:52 PM
Why are people sad when she looses. She's going through a shit patch at the moment and she's going to loose a lot. Whys is no-one sad when any other tennis player looses?

Agreed. She's going through a slump/struggling with minor injuries, but that's something all players go through at some point. So she gets out of the top10? Well, maybe she just shouldn't be there for now. She can get back to the top, and she will if she plays well enough.

Talula
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:02 PM
if thats true why doesnt Andy Murray just retire?

Olympic Gold Medal. Consistently in top 5/4. Several slam finals with a reasonable prospect of winning one. Regularly wins top titles. Can beat Federer, Djokovic and Nadal albeit outside slams. Compare THAT to Caroline's record.

Libertango
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:04 PM
On the upside, she won't have much to defend next year :shrug: I sense she'll enjoy "chasing" again.

The Dawntreader
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:08 PM
I think it's an element of that, plus the physical burnout. But also, I think there's the fact that, up til early 2011, her mindset was always so relentlessly positive. Which, incidentally, is why I think her father contrary to popular belief is pretty much the only reason she even did as well as she did - for all his ignorance about the basics of tennis technique, he seemed to instill in her a Richard Williams-esque belief in herself and an unshakeable belief that she was going to be a Grand Slam champion and would be a top player (minus the Williamses' obnoxiousness). But over the past year she's discovered that she was brought up to believe was a damn lie and that she ISN'T guaranteed to win a Slam atall, and that means that, no matter how much positive-thinking she tries, she can never get that relentlessly positive mindset back, because no humanbeing can ever believe something that they know to be untrue no matter how much they try. She can never, TRULY believe that good things are guaranteed to happen and that she's guaranteed to win a Slam - the beliefs that were essential for her to think so positively - ever again.

You have become completely ridiculous and dramatic.

TheDream
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:16 PM
:spit: I love how you dismiss what I say, then rephrase my post and try and pass it off as your own (even stealing the phrase "unshakeable confidence" directly).

You stay a weird stalker, G1Player12. :lol:


What? How'd I try to pass anything off as my own, troll? And, this is the tenth time you've accused me of being another poster, but I guess they were on to you and your MO like others. I didn't even really pay attention to your post until that ridiculous 'Williamses obnoxiousness' blurb you had to throw in there. I don't think you know anything about tennis and most of the things you say, I'm not even sure you know what you're talking about.

danieln1
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:32 PM
I'm shocked that so many people are sad that she lost, since she's the most hated player on TF :rolleyes:

It's impossible not to feel.sorry for Sunshine :(

C. Drone
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:51 PM
Why are people sad when she looses. She's going through a shit patch at the moment and she's going to loose a lot. Whys is no-one sad when any other tennis player looses?

Becasue we love feeling sorry for rich & famous people.

gc-spurs
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:59 PM
She needs to go back to flirting with Big John Isner. Thats when she was peak.

SilverSlam
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
She needs to go back to flirting with Big John Isner. Thats when she was peak.

:hysteric:

YAS

Mary Cherry.
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:07 PM
if thats true why doesnt Andy Murray just retire?

Don't get our hopes up :sad:

CatTs
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:18 PM
http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/loss_for_words.gif

ranfurly
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:53 PM
She needs to go back to flirting with Big John Isner. Thats when she was peak.

Who wouldn't want that giant neanderthal flirting around the perimiter your labia majora :hearts:

TuxedoSlam
Aug 29th, 2012, 08:12 PM
I hope Caro can take the positives from this match and remember that she hit 4 actual winners

Blu€
Aug 29th, 2012, 08:29 PM
I hope Caro can take the positives from this match and remember that she hit 4 actual winners

Hilarious...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y236/Upsssssss/longjump.gif

Talula
Aug 29th, 2012, 09:34 PM
I hope Caro can take the positives from this match and remember that she hit 4 actual winners

:haha:

Mr.Sharapova
Aug 29th, 2012, 09:40 PM
I hope Caro can take the positives from this match and remember that she hit 4 actual winners

http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad151/Milot_Sheremeti/tumblr_lmnz562ENE1qlqsl2o1_250.gif

arthurussell
Aug 29th, 2012, 09:49 PM
Yeah I'm not Wozniacki's biggest fan but this is never pleasant to witness. She'll be back next year. She's a legit top 10 player.

Her dress was stunning by the way.