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Old Jul 4th, 2012, 01:28 PM   #2847
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Re: Danish Delight - Caroline Wozniacki thread - vol 5

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Originally Posted by terjw View Post
Totally agree. The main thing right now that I do like is her coach Thomas Johannson. I really hope this lasts. He really seems to understand Caro. One thing I liked is when he reduced the tension in her racket was the way he got Caro to say which she thought was best. So he wasn't saying do this or that - he was getting input from her what she liked best.

But yeah - the mental part when she's close to winning. She said she was unlucky on those MPs with her opponent painting the lines. But it's not all about just choking. That's what players do when they are MPs down. They've nothing to lose. You have top expect it. You lose a MP like that with the player going for broke and the Caro late 2010 - early 2011 would usually just plug away and keep getting another MP and manage the storm and eventually win. And she certainly did not help her opponent and give away UEs. It's hard to close out - but if you keep failing to convert match after match - it can't be put down to bad luck any more than the way she used to close out can be put down to luck and her opponent's play.
I agree 100%. Vika served for the match twice against Paszek, didnt play well those games. Still hung in there & closed. Caro has to regain that ability to keep fighting until she wins. But now she's not steady, and the unforced errors are too much, because she doesnt have the weapons to make up for giving so many points away.
So we see the same thing over & over, but against a wide variety of players. She plays well but loses. Tennis is mostly mental, so she's dug a hole this past year and has to find a way to climb out(mentally)
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