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NA-GOAT
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:14 PM
:armed:

Novichok
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:16 PM
Serena will win.

Double A
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:17 PM
Serena will win.

I'm just hoping Caro comes into this match with a little bit of confidence and makes it slightly competitive.

Kairi
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:18 PM
Serena without breaking a sweat..
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1cz2dCWgP1qcb1qao1_500.gif

Mynarco
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:19 PM
Best chance for Caro to win her first match against Serena.

But I think Serena will win in 3

Jimmie48
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:19 PM
Winning this could single-handedly turn her year around. I don't think she really believes she can beat Serena though, she couldn't when she had more confidence. If Serena shows up in solid form I don't think there's a chance.

manu32
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:20 PM
Joke?

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:20 PM
If Serena struggles against Caro, :lol:

Kairi
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:22 PM
Best chance for Caro to win her first match against Serena.

But I think Serena will win in 3

Why would you think that? :spit:

dsanders06
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:24 PM
Serena 6-0 6-4

Halepsova
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:25 PM
It's the end of the road for Caro again. :sobbing:

Miss Atomic Bomb
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:26 PM
Serena..hopefully.

Serena 6-0 6-4

Urgh...kiss of a death, not a good omen for Serena given your track record of predictions.

Pasta-Na
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:28 PM
Serena will win.

Caro. :hug:

dsanders06
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:29 PM
Serena..hopefully.



Urgh...kiss of a death, not a good omen for Serena given your track record of predictions.

That's the hope :drool:

Mynarco
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:33 PM
Why would you think that? :spit:

Her groundies were a bit sloppy at the beginning of the set against Stosur (before Stosur choked that service game away), Caro might snatch a set if Serena's groundies weren't on.

sweetadri06
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:34 PM
Serena 6-0 6-4

NOOOOOOOOOOO!

dynamoRockstarr
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:57 PM
Rena :yeah:

danieln1
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:00 AM
How many games will Caro win? :oh:

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:01 AM
Serena..hopefully.



Urgh...kiss of a death, not a good omen for Serena given your track record of predictions.

that's exactly why he did it :lol:

Buitenzorg
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:01 AM
only slight chance (less than 1%) for Caro to beat Serena :help:

Vuvurenka
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:02 AM
I hope Serena gets this. Miami is her home tournament so she should be more motivated than usual to reach the semifinal/final here.

Serena in 3. Caro will snatch a set, but Serena will regain her focus in the final set.

Laura_VeeFan
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:03 AM
Flawless quarter final tbh :lol:

Serena should win in 2 :)

Viktymise
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:03 AM
NID beatdown.

Aaron.
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:05 AM
Serena 6-3 7-5

Cosmic Voices
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:07 AM
Im not a fan of serena, but she'll wipe the floor with sunshine

RenaSlam.
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:08 AM
6-3 6-4 Serena

carling
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:11 AM
In order for Caroline to win, Serena has to beat herself like she did against Makarova at this year's Aussie and Sam "The Man" at the 2011 USO.

To actually have a shot at beating Serena, Caroline would need to play like Cibulkova did against Vika today, which she simply doesn't have the ability to do. Caroline is a great mover, thinker, and defender, but she doesn't have the weapons to hurt Serena. She would need A LOT of help from Serena to make the match even close.

It's just a bad match up for Caroline because Serena's offense is far superior to her defense.

vozas
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:16 AM
Serena 61 61

sammy01
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:40 AM
this match up is just horrific for caro. just where can she out-match or better serena in the game? woz one plus is she is a great competitor, but then serena at miami is about as tough as they come.

the biggest problem for this match up for woz is their serves. serena will gain cheap points time and again off serve. it will just lead serena to be able to have big cuts at returns on woz serve and have a chance to break most times.

serena should win 6-3, 6-2 if in any sort of form.

CWTennis
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:50 AM
Serena in 2!
I just hope Caro won't be scared, like she was at US Open!
Good luck Caro! Just fight, you have nothing to lose!

Miss Atomic Bomb
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:56 AM
I just hope Caro won't be scared, like she was at US Open!


:spit:

She wasn't scared when playing Serena in Sydney and YEC. She wasn't scared when playing Clijsters in her first ever slam final and YEC final. But as a top ranked player she was scared when playing Serena who was trying to make a comeback in the USO Semis? Give me a break.

Good luck Caro! Just fight, you have nothing to lose!

She has everything to lose, she is the higher ranked player while this is Serena's first tournament back from her ankle injury break.

Vikapower
Mar 27th, 2012, 01:23 AM
If Serena struggles against Caro, :lol:

:lol: Serena can struggle against Caroline but she's not losing to Caroline. :lol:

Anyways I hope Serena's next opponent will give her a little bit more competition than she'll have in that next match.

I can definitively see Serena breaking her 20 ace record of today too.

TheDream
Mar 27th, 2012, 01:30 AM
:spit:

She wasn't scared when playing Serena in Sydney and YEC. She wasn't scared when playing Clijsters in her first ever slam final and YEC final. But as a top ranked player she was scared when playing Serena who was trying to make a comeback in the USO Semis? Give me a break.



She has everything to lose, she is the higher ranked player while this is Serena's first tournament back from her ankle injury break.



To be honest, I actually agree. Caroline looked like a deer in headlights against Serena at the US Open. First thing I said was she was nervous and scared to win.

PMBH
Mar 27th, 2012, 01:36 AM
Serena is the favourite but Caro has a good chance. For once she can play a match without feeling any pressure.

faboozadoo15
Mar 27th, 2012, 01:37 AM
There's no picking against Serena in this match.
It would be good for the tour and Caro if Caro can manage to keep it close and have a competitive match. She'd better have her running shoes on and not let Serena ace her a ton. Same was able to get into a lot of Serena's service games, and Caro will definitely have to do the same because she doesn't possess a huge serve.

faboozadoo15
Mar 27th, 2012, 01:38 AM
Serena is the favourite but Caro has a good chance. For once she can play a match without feeling any pressure.

That hasn't exactly been helping her since AO, but it's a decent theory.

gmokb
Mar 27th, 2012, 01:49 AM
Serena in 2, hopefully serving up a bagel along the way:cool:

Bayo
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:00 AM
It could be competitive.

But I'll call it 64 63 for Serena.

Smitten
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:02 AM
Sarin Willyam 4-6 6-1 6-3 I think.

She'll start off slow. Go down a double break with some dumb UEs. Tank the last of the first set and then concentrate.

Jane Lane
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:24 AM
There's no picking against Serena in this match.
It would be good for the tour and Caro if Caro can manage to keep it close and have a competitive match. She'd better have her running shoes on and not let Serena ace her a ton. Sam was able to get into a lot of Serena's service games, and Caro will definitely have to do the same because she doesn't possess a huge serve.

Stosur has the ability to create angles on her FH and slice and dice off the return, neither of which Wozniacki is physically capable of doing.

Slampova
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:27 AM
The dream QF was Serena vs Fiona :secret:

Anyways, Serena in two hopefully :)

PMBH
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:30 AM
That hasn't exactly been helping her since AO, but it's a decent theory.

Sure, but the difference is that Caro was still the favourite in those matches. Against Serena she's obviously the underdog, which is a role she hasn't played for quite some time and hence may get her to play more freely.

young_gunner913
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:59 AM
As long as QuarteRena doesn't show up to make this win sloppy, I'm fine. :lol:

andyjason
Mar 27th, 2012, 03:04 AM
Serena will win!!
Caro will lose!!!

Shivank17
Mar 27th, 2012, 03:10 AM
Serena in 2.

Princess Karolina :hug:

dsanders06
Mar 27th, 2012, 03:27 AM
Sure, but the difference is that Caro was still the favourite in those matches. Against Serena she's obviously the underdog, which is a role she hasn't played for quite some time and hence may get her to play more freely.

Actually, she was the underdog at the US Open against Serena, and against Kim at the AO, and against Kvitova at the Yec. Yet she got trashed in each and every one of those matches.

When are you guys going to realise that her flops on the big stage aren't because she's "scared" or mentally weak, but simply because she doesn't have the ability to compete with the best at their best? :lol:

Smitten
Mar 27th, 2012, 03:39 AM
As if Borz can play "freely" like she is some great shotmaker and ballstriker who was previous inhibited from going for her shots.

Borz does not have a let loose gear. The best thing she can hope is that Serena forgot that all she needs to do to swat her is walk to net.

JRena
Mar 27th, 2012, 03:42 AM
serena in 2

7-5, 6-3

serenafann
Mar 27th, 2012, 05:09 AM
Go Serena!

The Witch-king
Mar 27th, 2012, 05:54 AM
I don't know why but this match-up scares me... I hope Serena can wrap this up with QUICKNESS.

Gilas.
Mar 27th, 2012, 06:30 AM
WD Caro in reaching quarters but Serena will win this comfortably :hug:

jasminefu623
Mar 27th, 2012, 06:37 AM
from serena's interview today (http://www.tennispanorama.com/archives/24206?utm_term=%23tennis&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)
Q. You might play Caroline Wozniacki next. I know you’re pretty good friends with her. Can you talk about your relationship with her and her going through a tougher time now in her career?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Um, she’s a really good player. I don’t think she’s necessarily going through a tough time. I just think that she’s, you know, just playing the same way and, you know, I am, too.
So she has a tough match today actually, so… I really, really, really, really like her as a person and as a girl and just as someone on the tour.
I really like her a lot. She’s a good girl, and it will be a good match. It will be like going out there against a good friend of mine.
I always said if I can play Venus then I’m okay playing anybody.

C. W. Fields
Mar 27th, 2012, 08:05 AM
It's a little hard to say before this match where Caro's at because none of her Miami matches have been televised. Was her 2nd set rout against Wickmaye a case of her opponent just fading away or did Caro really slip into gear?
Underdog, not a slam, no #1 pressure, that's all good for Caro. But in order to have a chance she needs to really go for her serve - also her 2nd serves and just accept a higher number of DFs than normal - and hope Serena doesn't serve 20 aces again.

Utterchaos
Mar 27th, 2012, 09:56 AM
Wozniacki is a poor returner, so Serena 6-3 6-2

bandabou
Mar 27th, 2012, 10:43 AM
If Serena serves like she served yesterday, then I think 6-3 6-2 something like that...is the best Caro can hope for.

C. Drone
Mar 27th, 2012, 11:21 AM
sadly, cant see Karolina making this close.

Rest Maria!
Mar 27th, 2012, 11:25 AM
sadly, cant see Karolina making this close.

Don't worry, the winner of this match plays NaNa anyway of whom you're not a fan.:angel:

Sarin in 2.:lick:

stromatolite
Mar 27th, 2012, 11:32 AM
This one is tough to pick, because it'll depend on which Serena and which Caro turn up. I voted for Serena, and think she's got the better chance for sure, but she's unlikely to serve as well as she did against Sam, and the rest of her game was shaky at times, so Caro may actually have a chance.

Israel
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:19 PM
Caro, please don't embarrass yourself.
It's gotta be something like 7-5 6-2 or 6-4 6-1 in my opinion.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:24 PM
Serena on Woz slipping down the rankings -

I don’t think she’s necessarily going through a tough time. I just think that she’s, you know, just playing the same way

:lol:

serenafan08
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:28 PM
Serena should do what she did in New York - come to the net and take balls out of the air. I don't know why more players don't do that against Caroline. If she stays aggressive she'll win in two. If Caroline can somehow keep her on the baseline this could be more difficult than necessary.

goldenlox
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:40 PM
Caroline has never beaten any of the big 4, from last decade. So I think she needs to play Serena, Venus and Kim and I'm glad they're still around.
I'm not sure what form Caroline is in, but its good she's coming off a bagel, she needs to believe to win this.

RobinT83
Mar 27th, 2012, 12:55 PM
Serena in 3.

fedhingis67
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:18 PM
Serena would need to play a pretty horrible match for Caro to win.

~MashyOwnThemAll
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:22 PM
Williams - kill her please! :rocker2:

BluSthil
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:26 PM
The only way Wozniacki would win this match is if Serena spotted her 6-0, 5-0, and then that would be doubtful ! Karo has all the ingredients to be a champion except championship talent !

18majors
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:30 PM
Hope it will be a competitive match, Wozniacki has quietly won a few impressive matches.

dsanders06
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:37 PM
Serena on Woz slipping down the rankings -

I don’t think she’s necessarily going through a tough time. I just think that she’s, you know, just playing the same way

:lol:

Oh my God :bigcry: :bowdown:

longtin23
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:40 PM
Lets rock Caro
Maybe Serena will give shitfest to Caro

Londoner
Mar 27th, 2012, 02:49 PM
What a hoot if Caroline turns it up and wins! Probably won't happen though.

MB.
Mar 27th, 2012, 03:19 PM
Winning this could single-handedly turn her year around. I don't think she really believes she can beat Serena though, she couldn't when she had more confidence. If Serena shows up in solid form I don't think there's a chance.

This. I wish Caro could beat Serena, because it means she'd have to play superbly, but it won't happen. Serena is just serving too well.

Good news, though, is that Caroline is a much stronger returner than Sam, and if she puts the ball back in play well, she'll have a stronger shot (as I recall, Serena's groundies and footwork were a bit supbar in her previous match).

Break My Rapture
Mar 27th, 2012, 03:24 PM
Her groundies were a bit sloppy at the beginning of the set against Stosur (before Stosur choked that service game away), Caro might snatch a set if Serena's groundies weren't on.
Serena's groundies can't be off when she's facing Wozniacki. She hardly needs to put in extra effort with her footwork against Fedniacki, which is primarily the reason why Serena leaks errors on her groundies - lazyness and sloppyness. Plus there's no way Wozniacki is going to challenge Williams during her service games with that return and those 20 aces.

Break My Rapture
Mar 27th, 2012, 03:24 PM
Her groundies were a bit sloppy at the beginning of the set against Stosur (before Stosur choked that service game away), Caro might snatch a set if Serena's groundies weren't on.
Serena's groundies can't be off when she's facing Wozniacki. She hardly needs to put in extra effort with her footwork against Fedniacki, which is primarily the reason why Serena leaks errors on her groundies - lazyness and sloppyness. Plus there's no way Wozniacki is going to challenge Williams during her service games with that return and those 20 aces.

dsanders06
Mar 27th, 2012, 03:26 PM
This. I wish Caro could beat Serena, because it means she'd have to play superbly, but it won't happen. Serena is just serving too well.

Good news, though, is that Caroline is a much stronger returner than Sam, and if she puts the ball back in play well, she'll have a stronger shot (as I recall, Serena's groundies and footwork were a bit supbar in her previous match).

hardly :lol: Woz maybe puts a few more returns in play than Sam, but Sam wins a few cheap points with some powerful returns which Wozniacki can't. Her long forehand takeback is REALLY a liability on return against big servers. Overall their returns are probably rougly a tie in effectiveness (and of course Stosur has a much stronger serve).

AjdeNate!
Mar 27th, 2012, 03:35 PM
Sabrina 6-2, 6-4

Stonerpova
Mar 27th, 2012, 03:38 PM
Serena in straights.

friendsita
Mar 27th, 2012, 03:56 PM
Sarin in 2.
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1dh893WT91qc2vw9o5_250.gif

Super Dave
Mar 27th, 2012, 04:27 PM
Crush

Super Dave
Mar 27th, 2012, 04:27 PM
Kill

Super Dave
Mar 27th, 2012, 04:28 PM
Destroy

Super Dave
Mar 27th, 2012, 04:28 PM
http://bestgiftsfor.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/11036A.jpg

John.
Mar 27th, 2012, 04:32 PM
Serena should win this in 2

goldenlox
Mar 27th, 2012, 04:43 PM
They've only played twice. 76 in the 3rd in Sydney 2009 and last year's USO.
They played a set at the 2009 YEC then Caroline retired. She had cramped the match before but still beat Vera. And I guess it was getting worse and she had to stop.

LoveFifteen
Mar 27th, 2012, 04:49 PM
Babygurl def. La Borz in straight sets, especially if her serve is anything like it was yesterday.

Petronius
Mar 27th, 2012, 04:50 PM
Serena in three, Serverena in two.

flareon
Mar 27th, 2012, 07:07 PM
Serena will pin her on the forehand which will pop up mid court and it will either be a winner or an unforced error I think, I think serena in 2 she enjoys playing wozniacki.

Galang
Mar 27th, 2012, 07:13 PM
Caro 0-6, 7-6 (12), 7-6 (19) with Serena hitting 57 aces.

Fighterpova
Mar 27th, 2012, 07:14 PM
15 votes for Karolina? :spit: Do these people actually believe that she's going to win? :lol:

Ryusuke Tenma
Mar 27th, 2012, 08:15 PM
Come on, Caroline. Thrash this bully.

Laura_VeeFan
Mar 27th, 2012, 08:20 PM
Come on, Caroline. Thrash this bully.

:spit:

Nice to see you're still delusional about Caro despite her fall from #1

Ryusuke Tenma
Mar 27th, 2012, 08:23 PM
:spit:

Nice to see you're still delusional about Caro despite her fall from #1
She's better than the bully, that's for sure. Not in results obviously, that would be silly to say, but in general nowadays Caroline >> Serena. Caroline playing well will win. Serena is old and is a disgusting bully. The more losses she gets, the better.

Mina Vagante
Mar 27th, 2012, 08:26 PM
She's better than the bully, that's for sure. Not in results obviously, that would be silly to say, but in general nowadays Caroline >> Serena. Caroline playing well will win. Serena is old and is a disgusting bully. The more losses she gets, the better.

:lol:

Let's hope for the best for Caroline.

Ryusuke Tenma
Mar 27th, 2012, 08:31 PM
:lol:

Let's hope for the best for Caroline.
Indeed.

cn ireland
Mar 27th, 2012, 08:59 PM
Serena in 2: 6-4 7-5

Gdsimmons
Mar 27th, 2012, 09:01 PM
Stop that playing like Caroline has a shot. Just....stop it.

Serena 6-3 6-3

tennisfan5
Mar 27th, 2012, 09:02 PM
I think it will something along the lines of the USO encounter

Miss Atomic Bomb
Mar 27th, 2012, 09:54 PM
RjhRFYIfQ0A

flareon
Mar 27th, 2012, 10:13 PM
She's better than the bully, that's for sure. Not in results obviously, that would be silly to say, but in general nowadays Caroline >> Serena. Caroline playing well will win. Serena is old and is a disgusting bully. The more losses she gets, the better.

The more bad rep you get the better this is a stupid post, serena is worldclass and really good for the game she has the most grandslams out of everyone on the tour at the moment, how can you say she needs to loose... the boring pusher will get her commupance today...

Stonerpova
Mar 27th, 2012, 10:25 PM
She's better than the bully, that's for sure. Not in results obviously, that would be silly to say, but in general nowadays Caroline >> Serena. Caroline playing well will win. Serena is old and is a disgusting bully. The more losses she gets, the better.

Oh my God I missed you :inlove:

JN
Mar 27th, 2012, 10:37 PM
The more bad rep you get the better this is a stupid post, serena is worldclass and really good for the game she has the most grandslams out of everyone on the tour at the moment, how can you say she needs to loose... the boring pusher will get her commupance today...

:yeah:

Emina.
Mar 27th, 2012, 10:43 PM
Sarin in 2...............

sammy01
Mar 27th, 2012, 11:23 PM
poor caro must hate serena and kim, it is like they only show up to put her in her place these days. us open, oz open and now miami :tape:

Smitten
Mar 27th, 2012, 11:40 PM
They need to play New Haven, Borz Open, and Brussels.

Reptilia
Mar 28th, 2012, 01:42 AM
:oh:

Mynarco
Mar 28th, 2012, 01:43 AM
This thread is not gonna end well :sobbing:
*take shelter*

dsanders06
Mar 28th, 2012, 01:43 AM
Word Life suddenly gains new credibility :happy:

Matt01
Mar 28th, 2012, 01:48 AM
Stop that playing like Caroline has a shot. Just....stop it.


Yeah, let's stop with useing common sense, this is GM after all :tape:

backhandsmash
Mar 28th, 2012, 01:54 AM
Word Life suddenly gains new credibility :happy:

I had a feeling it was Megatroll. :lol:

pav
Mar 28th, 2012, 02:45 AM
I am in awe of the brave nineteen who stood staunch against the great attacking horde:worship:

stromatolite
Mar 28th, 2012, 04:17 AM
Well I voted for Serena, but am far from surprised at this result. Good for Caro!

Johnbert
Mar 28th, 2012, 05:39 AM
15 votes for Karolina? :spit: Do these people actually believe that she's going to win? :lol:

:wavey:

:lol: Serena can struggle against Caroline but she's not losing to Caroline. :lol:

:kiss:


Urgh...kiss of a death, not a good omen for Serena given your track record of predictions.

and you had right. it was the curse of dsander :devil:

only slight chance (less than 1%) for Caro to beat Serena :help:

you see, less than 1% is still enough. :)

razzer
Mar 28th, 2012, 12:06 PM
Serena without breaking a sweat..
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1cz2dCWgP1qcb1qao1_500.gif

:worship::worship::worship:

Ryusuke Tenma
Mar 29th, 2012, 07:40 PM
Come on, Caroline. Thrash this bully.
:yeah: Not quite a thrashing, but good enough :yeah:

Ryusuke Tenma
Mar 29th, 2012, 07:41 PM
Hilarious seeing so many people saying Wozniacki was definitely losing this :haha: Hilarious :haha: