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Old Jan 7th, 2013, 04:53 PM   #3091
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Caro won't be the only player wearing clothes by Stella anymore:

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In the article, Thomas Idskov, the clueless Danish journo, claims Pavl Duvill was Caro's physical trainer at the start of last season. I don't think she's worked with Duvill for a good 2 years now.

The usual Thomas Idskov errors aside, interesting to put some names to the 'Poles', Caro is working with now.

However, according to The Tennis Space article, Caro said : 'I have a new trainer and hitting partner from Poland' ..

Hitting partner *check*

But the trainer, is a physical trainer and not a tennis technique trainer/advisor?

On top of that, a dedicated Physio .. No wonder she looks so fit
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Well, couple of thoughts.

Adidas had to do something. Caro was sliding in performance and ranking and couldn't any longer carry the brand herself.

At least Caro isn't just dumped.

But perhaps, the Stella line was too elitist and not a commercial success? Why they merged it with an existing Adidas line and and incl Robson and Petkovic.

Not to be rude to neither Robson nor Petkovic, but the line is now clearly less prestigious and glamorous. Farm gal Laura in da house. Let's join Andy in the chicken dance
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Well, couple of thoughts.

Adidas had to do something. Caro was sliding in performance and ranking and couldn't any longer carry the brand herself.

At least Caro isn't just dumped.

But perhaps, the Stella line was too elitist and not a commercial success? Why they merged it with an existing Adidas line and and incl Robson and Petkovic.

Not to be rude to neither Robson nor Petkovic, but the line is now clearly less prestigious and glamorous. Farm gal Laura in da house. Let's join Andy in the chicken dance


She looks a bit like Kate Middleton to me, actually. And she sounds upper class and posh to me as well. Not snobbish though, I think she's a nice enough kid.


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Don't want be mean to poor Andrea but she really was an unfortunate choice. I'm a bit surprised that they went for those 2 and overlooked someone like Kerber who has had great results lately. Well,guess that she's not such a pretty face .
As for Laura Robson, I think this can be a mixed blessing for her. Work for sponsors can take a lot from her time which she could otherwise use for training and polishing of her game. Oh well...
I think Caro feels the pressure now, no wonder she told in an interview about her plans to try get to no.1 again. Maybe sponsors had a word with her about her performance.
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Don't want be mean to poor Andrea but she really was an unfortunate choice. I'm a bit surprised that they went for those 2 and overlooked someone like Kerber who has had great results lately. Well,guess that she's not such a pretty face .
As for Laura Robson, I think this can be a mixed blessing for her. Work for sponsors can take a lot from her time which she could otherwise use for training and polishing of her game. Oh well...
I think Caro feels the pressure now, no wonder she told in an interview about her plans to try get to no.1 again. Maybe sponsors had a word with her about her performance.
I'm surprised they didn't include Maria K. She was the one who wore Stella outfits first. She's got the looks and is currently in the top 15.

As far as potential pressure from sponsors, Caro could just let those existing sponsorships end. She's got more than enough enough money to retire already. With her looks, Caro should be able to obtain some sponsorships even if her ranking is mediocre.
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She looks a bit like Kate Middleton to me, actually. And she sounds upper class and posh to me as well. Not snobbish though, I think she's a nice enough kid.
At least you didn't compare her to Pippa *harks and spits*

My farm gal association comes from Laura's rather stockish movements.
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Legend : Good Wozniacki keeps her father

http://ekstrabladet.dk/sport/anden_s...cle1896763.ece

" First and foremost, Piotr has shown that he is sharp (intelligent, smart) and skilled (clever) on the training court and as coach during matches. There are numerous examples of this. Further, I am of the conviction that last year we saw, that both Sanchez and Johansson weren't able to give her that extra, which she needed. That's why it to me seems sensible that Piotr is back, says the 18 time Slam winner (Christ Evert).

"She wants to have her father involved. I think that's fine, so let it be this way. Piotr is very intelligent and it is obvious it provides Caroline security to have her father there, says (Darren) Cahill.

*About AO*

"It's difficult to say. Victoria, Sharapova and Serena looks strong and Caroline isn't quite where she needs to be. Firstly, she must take it easy, stay calm and focus on herself. Then the success will come", says Christ Evert, who in regards to trainer did like Wozniacki.

"I had my father as trainer my whole career and that worked out quite well", Evert says and grins.
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" First and foremost, Piotr has shown that he is sharp (intelligent, smart) and skilled (clever) on the training court and as coach during matches. There are numerous examples of this. Further, I am of the conviction that last year we saw, that both Sanchez and Johansson weren't able to give her that extra, which she needed. That's why it to me seems sensible that Piotr is back, says the 18 time Slam winner (Christ Evert).

"She wants to have her father involved. I think that's fine, so let it be this way. Piotr is very intelligent and it is obvious it provides Caroline security to have her father there, says (Darren) Cahill.

*About AO*

"It's difficult to say. Victoria, Sharapova and Serena looks strong and Caroline isn't quite where she needs to be. Firstly, she must take it easy, stay calm and focus on herself. Then the success will come", says Christ Evert, who in regards to trainer did like Wozniacki.

"I had my father as trainer my whole career and that worked out quite well", Evert says and grins.
That is an extremely diplomatic assessment concerning the current state of her game.
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Mirror, mirror... who's the fairest of them all? Robson joins Wozniacki and Kirilenko for an unconventional practice Down Under

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After a brutal first round loss at the hands of Jelena Jankovic last year, the teenager will be keen to prove herself in her tie with France's Benoit Paire.

It should be an evenly matched affair, with Paire ranked only one place below Robson, at 54th. "

Daily Mail at it's finest. It must be (in)famous Daily Mail 'source', who told them ...
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A Former No. 1 Is Seeking Stability
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Inspirational? Haha. There's nothing in her play/results over the past year and a half that suggests that Caro is inspired.

Caro's Serena imitation is over a month old news, media.
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Australian Open: Wozniacki d. Lisicki

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 /BY STEVE TIGNOR


MELBOURNE — It was clear from the start, and probably even before it began, that the first-rounder between Caroline Wozniacki vs. Sabine Lisicki was going to be a cut and dry affair. We knew that the bruisingly erratic Lisicki was going to hit big and, as Brad Gilbert would say, litter up the proverbial stat sheet. There would be a lot of winners and a lot of errors from her side. On the other end of the court, the undersized but tenacious Wozniacki was going to get the ball back and try to make Lisicki’s errors outnumber her winners. Wozniacki succeeded in an especially see-saw three sets, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

The match began on Lisicki’s racquet, and mostly stayed there. That was good news for the German in the first set. She broke immediately with a series of big returns, and broke again when Wozniacki, trying to fight back, began to send the ball long. Through seven games, Lisicki had a healthy 16 winners against a manageable 12 errors.

With Wozniacki putting so many balls in the court, though, it was only a matter of time before the terminally inconsistent Lisicki would lose the plot, or go off the rails, or melt down, or whatever metaphor you want to use to describe a bad streak of play. But while it was Lisicki who eventually gave away this match, Wozniacki did have a hand in turning it around in the second set. After holding serve on a couple of bad Lisicki overhits, Wozniacki took the first return of the next game, snapped a forehand down the line, and made a surprise charge to the net. The ambush won her the point, and she threw a defiant fist in the air. The atmosphere had changed. Wozniacki played the rest of the set with more conviction, and weathered the ups and downs from Lisicki. In the final game, Lisicki blew two break points by missing easy forehands by inches.

The third set was equally topsy-turvy. Lisicki began looking determined to leave the last train wreck behind; she went up 3-0 after a number of excellent rallies. Unfortunately, there was another, much bigger, more embarrassing train wreck ahead for her, and it lasted until the end of the match. With Wozniacki barking “C’mon” after every point, Lisicki buried backhands in the bottom of the net, sprayed forehands wide of the doubles alleys, stumbled while trying to hit a moonball, and appeared about to wipe out while sending an overhead five feet wide. When it was over, she couldn’t get off the court fast enough.

The match can easily be told in numbers: Wozniacki’s combined winners and errors was 20; Lisicki’s was 102. You could spin this as a step forward for Wozniacki, but while she showed her usual fight and even some initiative, the match really was won, and mostly lost, on Lisicki’s racquet.


http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2013/.../#.UPUOyCecPwY


"undersized", that's a new term to describe Caro!?
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