Re: Danish Delight - Caroline Wozniacki thread - vol 6
Originally Posted by DownInAHole
Darn the luck. I am the forums go-to creepy guy but here I am thousands of miles away!
I can completely understand the use of the word "catastrophic." Their expectations were probably unrealistic but surely they didn't think that she would fall as far as she did so quickly. At the start of 2012 she was number one. By the middle of the year she was pretty much a non-contender, at least at the "big" events.
Here's a tip. If you want to upstage the old geezer/teenager crowd try throwing your underpants at Maria.
"Catastrophic" seems like quite an exaggeration to me assuming they actually did say that in relation to Caro and her results. An actual example of such a huge dropoff comes from Ana Ivanovic who at one point dropped out of the top 60.
Caro's results/play actually dropped off in the 2nd half of 2011 but because her point totals were so heavily skewed to the 1st half her ranking didn't suffer til she had to "defend" those 1st half points.
I don't care much about Caro's sponsorships. Caro's made enough money to be financially set for life already so losing sponsors doesn't seem like a big deal to me.
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