Re: Caroline's Live Scoring Thread v 10
Originally Posted by manixdk
I didn't see anything inevitable about this loss at all. I knew she would have a tough time of it in the first set because she just couldn't get her serve giong. She's very reliant on it now. When she did get it going, the matched changed. The third set could really have gone either way, and that "fan" who screamed out just as Caro was hitting the volley should have been dragged out of the stadium and pilloried. Maybe she was. The third set was a cliffhanger, and if that backhand down the line stays in, she could have won it. Lots of very positive things to take from the match. Good on Caro. I loved the way she got her forehand going, including some nice sitting forehands. I think the loss boosts her confidence. If she cuts down on a couple of those short crappy rally shots she still hits on her forehand, we'll really see a difference.
And the loss to Kerber in Cph was nothing. She played on a sprained ankle for half the third set. That was phhttt match.
Why is Caro serve reliant these days?
Caro had chances to win both sets against Kerber in Copenhagen this year.
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