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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 10:21 AM   #4981
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Vika demolished Venina 6-1 6-1 and advanced to the quarters. This is yet another time that Caro failed to meet her.

I suspect Vika's match against Kuznetsova will be kind of along the lines of what happened with Pervak in Sydney: Caro loses a tight 3 set match while wins fairly comfortably in straight sets.
Well, what does it matter, she would have lost to her, that is almost certain. Kuznetsova - Vika will be an interesting match, maybe Kuz rediscovered her old form.
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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 07:12 PM   #4982
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I can't believe Patrick McEnroe said last night that Vika is a better athlete than Caro.
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I can't believe Patrick McEnroe said last night that Vika is a better athlete than Caro.
Not surprising, Caro is quite the opposite of McEnroe, it's quite natural that he would praise someone as dislikable as Vika (at least on court)
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Old Jan 22nd, 2013, 02:05 AM   #4984
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I can't believe Patrick McEnroe said last night that Vika is a better athlete than Caro.
Based on what? I think that's nonsense. But both are better athletes than he ever was, that's for sure.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2013, 02:39 AM   #4985
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Based on what? I think that's nonsense. But both are better athletes than he ever was, that's for sure.
I dunno. Maybe he confused better tennis player with better athlete. I think the better athlete comment was something he said later during the night when they were previewing the Vika/Kuznetsova quarterfinal.

What did you think of Caro's court positioning during her match against Kuznetsova? A key contrast they gave between Caro/Kuznetsova was closeness to the baseline.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2013, 06:01 AM   #4986
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Wow. Venus & Serena served for the match twice in the 2nd set against Errani & Vinci but lost the set in a tiebreak 7-1 and lost the 3rd set 7-5 after leading 3-0.

Serena apparently tweaked her ankle a bit again.
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Ugh. So tired of all these beatdowns.
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Lisicki is now working with Caro's former coach Richardo Sanchez.
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Maybe I am stretching a bit here to make a connection to Caroline but something Agnieszka was asked jumped out at me a bit:
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AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: No, I'm just kidding (laughter). No, please.
No, of course I'm going to have few days off definitely. I go home for a little bit. Then the next thing is Fed Cup, Doha, Dubai.
Hasn't Caroline hit the practice courts and/or the gym immediately after some of her big losses?
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Old Jan 22nd, 2013, 09:21 AM   #4990
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After her loss to Li Na she went out to practice the next day. I suspect that right now she is probably watching beau's run in Dubai.
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Lisicki is now working with Caro's former coach Richardo Sanchez.
Brilliant ... Odds on it lasting for more than 3 month?
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Old Jan 22nd, 2013, 03:12 PM   #4992
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I wonder if her choice was influced by the AO loss. Anyway, it's going to be an interesting combination. I am no follower of Sabine but from what I saw of her she is sometimes a bit too emotional out there and Sanchez doesn't look like a softie.
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Hmmm. Kuznetsova lost 7-5 6-1 after leading 4-1 in the 1st set. She was two points from the 1st set a couple of times.

Kuznetsova also lost 6-3 7-5 to Kerber after beating Caro in Sydney.
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Hmmm. Serena loses the 2nd set 7-5 after leading 2-0. Serena injured her back midway (back spasms) through the 2nd set.
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Wow. Stephens breaks for 6-4 3rd set at 40-15 after being down a break at 4-3. Serena had break points at 4-4 to serve for the match.

The tournament just got interesting.
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