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Old Jun 22nd, 2009, 03:57 PM   #31
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Pleace, all Caro frends!

We, the public or fans, get worried when we hear hear she is injured etc.
But the press feeds us all this expert opinions.
Pleace let's be fair and give them the benefit of any dout.
Caro says her self, that she is 100% fit, and I belive her.
Let's instead hope that she reaches that new level, she is reaching for now in Wimbledon.

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The Saga Continues with Carolines rejection of the "Experts" below.

After I had translated it I saw another article where they said that after Wimbeldon she would be going to boxing training !! Poitr says that Carolines thinks that it would be fun so thats something they will try. And that it is very good physical/fitness training.
What are they thinking about, what about Gil Reyes, Agasis trainer, she was there in the spring, and he has so much experience. Paul Duvill knows nothing about tennis he says so himself. ????????????????????

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Wozniacki rejects that doubles matches wear her down. 'We have things under control,' she said to ekstrabladet.dk
20:33 - 03. jun. 2009 | Opd. 20:35 | Søren Lauridsen

Caroline Wozniacki herself doesn’t mean that she plays too many matches.
Caroline Wozniacki despite her overload injuries will continue to play doubles in the biggest tournaments.

She confirms that to ekstrabladet.dk, although several tennis experts have warned her that too many matches may cost her career.

Peter Bastiansen, former tennis player, and Caroline Wozniacki’s former coach in Lyngby advises her to think about the doubles matches, and thus spare herself.

But Wozniacki denies that they are right.

- All the experts. I do not know what they themselves have tried. I believe in myself and my team and the decisions we take. We have things under control she says to ekstrabladet.dk

- Right now I am a little injured, but that one can not avoid, "said Wozniacki about her injured back where two discs in the spine had moved themselves.

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Piotr Wozniacki, Caroline's father and coach, said today in Berlingske Tidende that Wozniacki will not cut back on doubles, that amongst other things should strengthen her serve and volley game.

And Caroline Wozniacki herself is also not willing to drop the doubles matches.

- I want to play doubles, I like it, "said Denmark's best female tennis player.

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The last chapter in the possibly petulant princess with the bad back and shoulder maybe misled by a Demon Dad candidate saga.
Where the princess hasn't been struck down by the wicked tennis injury witch, the demon Dad isn't so demon after all he listens too the wise men anyway. Our young heroine avoids the snares of the Serb savage and with a happy heart (after her team favs had conquered the next door rabble) strides out the next week onto pastures new too test her strength against the other amazones.


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I play Wimbledon and Denmark well on their way to South Africa!

Hello everyone,

Here comes another blog here from me

I just sat and watched Denmark get 3 points home from Sweden! In my eyes it was a good game, and we could get super reached against for them last time! It was also cool to quieten my Swedish friends, who were very cocky before the fight

After some lovely holidays, I was able get rid of my injury and will be ready for grass season. It was not a disc that had moved in my back, but two of my vertebrae. And although it did really hurt in the beginning, it was not nearly as serious as a slipped disc. I got my shoulder checked by Klaus Bak (a shoulder specialist doctor), who confirmed that all things were OK in my shoulder, but it was just a little inflammation, which went away after I've relaxed a bit I have also received some preventive exercises for both back and shoulder, which hopefully will keep me injury free!

I travel to Eastbourne, England on Wednesday where I will get myself ready on the grass! Sven Groeneveld called me and said that Ana Ivanovic would like to play doubles with me in Eastbourne, but we listened to Peter Bastian's tips for going easy on me in the doubles, so I decided to say no

That was it for this time!

Best regards and continued good weekend!

Caroline

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Wozniacki on posters over the whole world
Adidas makes the young Dane its face for tennis sport in a global campaign

POLITIKEN.DK Af Søren-Mikael Hansen 11. jun 2009 kl. 13:06

http://politiken.dk/sport/tennis/article729996.ece

Caroline Wozniacki, who is number nine in the world, will now be marketed across the globe by her sponsor.

It is not just on the court that Caroline Wozniacki has moved up in the tennis sport Super League. Commercially, she is also one of sport's hottest names.

That confirmed Adidas by the decision to use the young Dane as the only model in a worldwide campaign for a new series designed by Stella McCartney - yes, daughter of Sir Paul from the Beatles.

Photography for the campaign took place Wednesday afternoon under humble circumstances on a tennis facility in the north-west outskirts of London, but will probably be anything but humble in expression when it starts to run in late summer.

Stella McCartney has been directly involved in the selection of the main model for the new design, which launches across the world while at the same time, Caroline Wozniacki as the only player on the top level starts using it during the U.S. Open.

"It obviously feels good, that it is I that was chosen and that Stella has also said that she would like me to represent her line. She will always have something that is new and fresh. She constantly seeks new inspiration, and I just think that she thought that I am new and on the way up and would be a good role model for the clothes, she does ", sounds Caroline Wozniacki’s own opinion on why she now becomes the subject of a worldwide campaign for the company she has been associated for several years.

The explanation confirms Adidas.

'Caroline is a good tennis player, while young, open, responsive and full of good humor of court. She seems a natural choice for a design that expresses both sport and style, "said a spokeswoman, who insists on being anonymous.

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Here it is Caroline's interview after the win over Kimiko Date-Krumm :

Q. Were you surprised at how strong your opponent was today?

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI: I knew kind of what to expect from her, and I knew that she's been doing good on grass before. The game is just different from what I am used to. She was playing really flat, and I really had to get under the ball a lot. She took advantage of that when I was playing short and came to the net and was playing well.

Q. What do you think of that game she plays? Is it kind of a 1990s game, or how do you see it?

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI: No, I mean, it was difficult for me to do anything about it because she was really playing so flat. So the only thing I could do was just put it up, so it's very effective. I know why she did well on grass before for sure.

Q. What would you learn from today's game?

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI: I mean, I just fought for every point today. I don't know, I always get experience from every match that I play, and today was another lesson, too. Started well, and I have to be the one deciding, because otherwise I could easily have lost this match.

Q. You went into the tournament in decent form. How far realistically do you think you can go in this tournament?

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI: I don't know, we'll see. You never know. Today I could have been out. I'm just looking at one match at a time, and next match ‑‑ who am I playing, Kirilenko? She's a good player, so I need to be 100 percent focused.

Q. Do you think you have to bring a different mentality into the Grand Slams than you do at other tournaments?

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI: No, I actually think I should bring the same mentality into the Grand Slams as I do to the rest of the tournaments, because I'm doing really well at the other tournaments and relaxed. So I just need to be relaxed and enjoy.

A Grand Slam of course is a big tournament, but if you lose, what happens? Nothing really happens. Life goes on. So I think you just need to be relaxed and have fun on court.

Q. But does it feel different to you when you come into the majors? When you came here on Sunday, is there a totally different feeling than from this point?

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI: It is different, for sure. It's a Grand Slam, a lot of people are coming, it's busy. Everyone knows everyone, wants to say hi, and there's a lot of things going on outside that there isn't at the other tournaments.

Q. Who's the oldest player you've played?

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI: I think she was the oldest one. She was doing good, though.

Q. How much did you know about your opponent? Did you know her when you were small or did you learn about her after she came back?


CAROLINE WOZNIACKI: I've learned about her since she came back. I know that she has been working with Sven Groeneveld for a bit, in '93 I think it was. So he's told me a lot about Kimiko I know that she's been a great player. She was in the semifinals here in '96. So I mean, yeah, I know that she's very big in Japan and that she's a big name and a big role model.

Q. How confident are you with grass? Here at Wimbledon you did well a few years ago in the juniors. Do you like grass compared to other surfaces?

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI: Yeah, I like grass. I think it suits my game, and I usually like to ‑‑ I mean, I like the grass, like that it's fast, I like that it's shorter rallies. Yeah, I like it.

Q. Do you think your game suits a short, powerful kind of rallies, quick points, ace?

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI: Yeah, I think so. I mean, it's about being the one who decides, the one who opens up the court first. And I think that my game suits the grass, and I think that I've showed that, also, by winning Eastbourne and playing some good matches there.

Q. How incredible is it that she actually played Wimbledon the year before you were born?

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI: (Smiling) Yeah, it's amazing that she's still coming back and still playing at this level. I think that's great, and she's in such good shape. So yeah, I'm really impressed.

Q. So you don't feel odd that you're sitting here in interview room two, while she's in the main interview room?

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI: No.

Q. Is that all right for you?

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI: Yeah, that's good. I mean, I know that for sure there's a lot of interest in her and also coming back and playing a good match today. So for sure I'm okay.

Q. I know you said that you want to play match by match, and a lot of players say that. But if you left here and were playing well and didn't reach the second week, would that be disappointing?

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI: No. I mean, I think it's important that I play well. If I play well, the results will come. If I get beaten and I've played up to my highest level, then it just means that the opponent played better than me that day and I have to improve some things.

I would be disappointed if I play badly and lose, but if I play good and if I feel like I did and I fought until the last point, then I mean, it's okay. Then the opponent was just better than me.
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Interview With Kirilenko After The Match

Caroline opponent: What a backhand

Humble Maria Kirilenko bowed in the dust after the big beating on Center Court

Extra Bladet 20:34 - 25. jun. 2009 | Troels Christensen

Maria Kirilenko had huge problems with the pressure that Caroline Wozniacki can put in her backhand.

LONDON (Ekstra Bladet): It was a pretty humble Maria Kirilenko, who after her beating on center court met the Danish press.

- I felt actually, that I started okay, but Caroline played really well in the first set and made almost no errors. Her backhand is super good, especially when she hits it long line, and also the serve is also in between.

- It was really hard to win a game, said the Russian, who lost the first nine in a row before she with raised fist could celebrate her reducering to 1-3 in the second set.

Shortly afterwards she began to believe it. Almost:

- I started playing more aggressively, and my serve was better, while she did not hit nearly as many winners. But I was in to much of a rush when I reached 4-4. I was not calm enough.

- But she was though. Others would have probably stalled at the time, but she kept calm.

- How far can she go? Well, she is already in the Top Ten, so she is already good. She is a fighter and a winner and I think she will have some more matches here in Wimbledon?
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Respekt for Caroline Interview With Medina Garrigues

Respekt for Caroline

Caroline Wozniackis next opponent at Wimbledon, Anabel Medina Garrigues, appreciates that the Dane has not changed personality despite top-10 ranking

21:16 - 25. jun. 2009 | Ritzau /Sport

Caroline Wozniacki is a star on the international scene. But success, according to her next opponent at Wimbledon, Spanish Anabel Medina Garrigues, has not left its traces on the Dane.

- She is the same person, although she is number nine in the world. It is not usual on the WTA Tour, where some players create a distance, when they become successfull. But Caroline is the same girl, "says Anabel Medina Garrigues.

- I've seen some players change when they come into the world top. They may not say hello if they have won a match. That is not how it is with Caroline explains the Spaniard who has already met Wozniacki during this year's Wimbledon.

The two know each other quite well and they train often together, as was the case Sunday - the day before the opening of the English Grand Slam tournament. All friendship will be forgotten when they encounter each other in the third round.

- When we are on court, so it is about winning. Afterwards we love each other, she said.

Medina Garrigues and Caroline Wozniacki have met each other four times in the past three Danish victories to follow, while Spain sent Wozniacki out of a WTA tournament in Beijing last year
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21:16 - 25. jun. 2009 | Ritzau /Sport

Caroline Wozniacki is a star on the international scene. But success, according to her next opponent at Wimbledon, Spanish Anabel Medina Garrigues, has not left its traces on the Dane.

- She is the same person, although she is number nine in the world. It is not usual on the WTA Tour, where some players create a distance, when they become successfull. But Caroline is the same girl, "says Anabel Medina Garrigues.

- I've seen some players change when they come into the world top. They may not say hello if they have won a match. That is not how it is with Caroline explains the Spaniard who has already met Wozniacki during this year's Wimbledon.

The two know each other quite well and they train often together, as was the case Sunday - the day before the opening of the English Grand Slam tournament. All friendship will be forgotten when they encounter each other in the third round.

- When we are on court, so it is about winning. Afterwards we love each other, she said.

Medina Garrigues and Caroline Wozniacki have met each other four times in the past three Danish victories to follow, while Spain sent Wozniacki out of a WTA tournament in Beijing last year
http://sporten.tv2.dk/tennis/article...-23278411.html
Hi Everyone! Caro really is a sweet girl, isn't she? It is so nice to see that she hasn't changed her values and remains down to earth and grounded. She doesn't have that diva attitude that some of the higher ranked girls do. Keep up with the good values, Caro. They are worth far more than any success you will have in your life. You rock!
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Caroline talks about the Lisicki match. I like No excuses (period, illness, I gave it away ETC) just frustration about her serve.

Lisickis serve destroyed Wozniackis rhythm
DR Sport 29. June 2009 19.13 Tennis
Caroline Wozniacki was fairly satisfied despite defeat in two sets 4-6, 4-6 to German Sabine Lisicki at Wimbledon 1/8-finale.

- Generally, I can not complain. I got to the fourth round and played some good matches. Of course I am not happy now, when I have lost, but I just have to keep training, and will I get my chances many times yet, she says to DR Sport.

It was especially Lisickis hard serves which created problems for the 18-year-old Danish hope.

- She is one of those who serves hardest. When you are in the rally, then you have a chance, but it is hard to get in when she serves those 120 mph (about 193 km / h, Ed.) each time. You cannot get into a rythym, it was just serve and returns. And she served well, it was difficult for me to get them back, says Caroline Wozniacki.

Wozniacki did not take her chances
Dane was not without chances in the match, but they were rarely used.

- Every time I had a possibility (for break), she served aces, and if I had a chance, I didn’t take it. It is difficult to say anything about the play today, because there was not really any play, it was very boom, and then the rallies were finished, determind Caroline Wozniacki.

The 19-year-old German boom-boom-server however, has not removed her faith in the future.

- I are number nine in the world because I have a really high level and have won some tournaments. And that I can be really proud of. But today I did not manage to win, and that is sport sometimes, you can not win every time, even if you'd like to, she says.

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Piotr Wozniacki's thoughts after the Lisicki match.
I think this seems like a good assesment and idea.

Piotr: Wozniacki needs a man

Caroline Wozniacki was beaten by German Sabine Lisickis serves when she got pushed out of Wimbledon.

Dane's coach and father, Piotr Wozniacki assessed afterwards that she lacks a counter to players like Lisicki that can thunder a serve out with jusr under 200 kmh.

That she can achieve, among other things, if she finds a man who can act as training partner.

Caroline has to work with the return against hard servers and just learn to block the ball sometimes. She stood a little too much in the same place. The men are taking more chances when returning. That they have too. I think she must work with it in training. Against a man with a good serve. She has to learn some good tips about how men return, says Piotr Wozniacki to Ekstra Bladet.

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Interesting Article From Polish Newspaper With Piotr

Thanks to MartinUla

Interview with Piotr Wozniacki
You say "home" and think about...

About Poland. The fact that I spent abroad a half of my life doesn't change it. I still consider myself as Pole, I think in polish. When we were arranging this interview, I was even in Poland.

Family visit?

Not only. I hit on an idea to organize an exhibition tournament in autumn, most likely in Legnica. I came to arrange it.

Who will play there?
I would like this tournament to be a small Open Championships of Poland with Karolina [Wozniacki], Radwanska sisters, Sabine Lisicki and maybe somebody else.

You consider yourself as a Pole but Caroline claims openly that she feels more Danish.

Is it strange? She's a daughter of Poles but she was born and brought up there. She has friends in Denmark so who would she consider herself as? For me it's an honest statement.

Wojciech Fibak claims that despite that fact we should treat her as a compatriot. Lisicki and Wozniak too.

It's nice of him. In fact he's right as they all speak well polish and they are not ashamed where they come from. During Wimbledon my daughter told polish journalists to speak her name Karolina Woźniacka.

She could play for Poland?

She played for Poland! She was a member of Polish Tennis Association. Karolina is the team champion of Poland to 12 years old. Sabine Lisicki was in the same team then.

And?

Some parents of defeated girls didn't like it. They protested and Polish Tennis Association changed the rules and didn't let the players who live abroad participate in Polish Championships. But all affair began when Angelique Kerber became the champion of Poland.

So we lost them all because the genuine envy?

Maybe Caroline would choose Denmark. However it for sure made the decidion easier.

Why you chose Denmark?

I studied on Academy of Physical Education in Biała Podlaska and wrote a master's thesis about Denmark's soccer representation which reached finals during Euro in 1984. I played soccer and I admired Lerby, Larsen and older Laudrup. The most important factor was that they let me go abroad which was not easy then. I went to Denmark, later to Germany where I had propositons from second and third leauge. I couldn't approve as there were senseless rules then. Officialy you could play abroad when you reached 30 y.o. I was 23 then.

So you decided to play 'unofficially'.

Yeah, you can call it so <laugh>. I was oubviously disqualified for two years. I waited and I could play where I wanted. In the end I landed up in Denmark.

You played soccer. Wife was a representant of Poland in volleyball. Why tennis?

We played with wife as amateurs. Karolina since childhood imitaded her older brother Patryk. He played football, so she did. He got interested in tennis, she did it as well.

When you realised that she could make a professional career?

When Karolina became a champion of Denmark to 12 y.o. winning all matches 6:0 6:0. She was nine then! I employed a coach then to teach her technique skills. Until then I was her coach but I realised that it should be changed.

Officially you're still her coach.

Rather someone like the coordinator of training, management and schedule.

You differ from Robert Radwański. The father of Agnieszka and Ula does everything himself.

It looks so when you stay aside. He uses the help of other coaches but he doesn't show off with it. I know that the family of Radwański has a manager, Viktor Archutowski.

But Radwański doesn't want to sign the contract with the management agency. You did it and you seem not to regret it?

Whole world is based on agents. If someone having good contact offers you a help, why not to use it?

Because you would pay a 15-20% commision

If you sign ten contracts and you give back 15-20% from each, you have in sum more than you would have signing none or one or two. But you should remember that Radwańscy had a fantastic contract with Prokom which has expired. They seem not to be prepared for this and they must turn up in the new reality.

In Poland many people say that Agnieszka and Ula will never be so high to negotiate the commercial contract themselves.

People don't have the slightest idea what they are telling about! Let's compare with soccer. The quarterfinal of Major tournament is like the quarterfinal of UEFA Champions Leaugue. How many times polish club reached it?

Many people also say that Agnieszka doesn't use her potential and that her father should hire a good coach and retire.

Agnieszka should make such a decidion herself and I know she doesn't want to change anything. There's no point making her happy if she doesn't want it.

Maybe it's worthwhile? After her defeat to Venus Williams her father said he didn't know how to speak to her. 'I talk to deaf ears' - he stated.

He said it just after the match. I know how it is. You are coming out from stands, you are disappointed, nervous and here suddenly journalists come and turn on dictaphones. I think he wouldn't repeat it if he was calm.

What do you think about Radwańskis conflict with Warsaw Open organizers?

I don't believe that Maria Sharapova played in Warsaw for free. I can add that I don't understand the director of Warsaw Open. I was there during the tournament with Karolina and I saw how he treated Agnieszka. He didn't tell her a word. He behaved as if he wanted to show her: 'I am here a big lord director and you have to do what I want, if you don't, I will show you. And he showed - publishing the fragments of the private correspondention with her father.

He achieved what he wanted. Many polish fans turned away from Radwańskas.

Unfortunately. Again there came out the ignorance of the reality of professional tennis. In my opinion, Agnieszka had a full right to feel offended when she got to know that Sharapova comes, from the point of view of this tournament, someone less important then her.

Don't you exaggerate a bit?

I don't think so. The empty stands during Sharapova's matches confirm it. I am absolutely convinced that if Agnieszka played, more people would come. If you make a tournament in Poland, you should first of all care mainly for players from your country. If it weren't for those games, I'm sure that Agnieszka would play for free, even with injury. Karolina would play in Warsaw Open too.

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Well I thought it was a bit funny too.
There are others "We played with wife as amateurs." is pretty ambiguous as well!!!!
But then thats how hard translating is, try running something through Google Translate and see what you come up with.

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12-07-09: 10:25 | af: Per Colstrup Vinkel/Christian Bové

Although Caroline Wozniacki did not get the victory in the Swedish Open tournament, which she might have wished on her birthday on Saturday, the Danish tennis star was in good spirits afterwards.

Not least, because she now looks forward to a period without matches.

"It will be nice having a break from tournaments. Although it is what one lives for, so it will be nice with a break. When you physically train at home, it is also possible to see friends and do other more normal things, so that I am looking forward to, "said Wozniacki to TV 2 Sport and insists that it is simply must to have a break to keep in shape in the long term.

"When you are, like I am a top-10 player with ambitions to get even further up, it's in the big tournaments I will have to hav success. Therefore, I will now take three-week tournament break. They will be spent on physical training and to rediscovering the hunger which is needed to be in top tennis, "she explained further.

Next stop U.S. Open
Wozniackis next major task is in the U.S., where New York from 31 August to 13 September is the setting for the U.S. Open, which is the year's last Grand Slam tournament. And here the now 19-year-old Dane is looking forward to making a good result:

U.S. Open is one of the tournaments which suits me very much. I hope I can go further than last year, but there is a long time to it. Now, first and foremost to have to built some physique up, then I play three warm up tournaments before the U.S. Open. That cocktail should translate into that I hit top form at the U.S. Open in New York."
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