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Old Sep 15th, 2012, 01:35 PM   #4006
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If you use Google Chrome or translate it, there's a big article about Caro on the website, In the news flashing on the left, click her picture at the right time...
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Old Sep 15th, 2012, 01:45 PM   #4007
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Yeah,I didn't have any solid reason for denying Caroline's intentions to play Hansol,but 'Quickfound' is normally at least semi-reliable so I was wondering if he'd heard some rumor about Caro's changing her mind......It would be a harbinger of doom if Caro made the final vs. an overmatched opponent...and then a typhoon wiped out the entire stadium.....any loss of life would be far more serious,of course
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Re: Danish Delight - Caroline Wozniacki thread - vol 5

Draw for KDB Korea Open: http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-A...2/1024/MDS.pdf
Rus in 1R, Kanepi/Goerges/Lepchenko/Paszek in the other half.

NB: Apparently they don't call the tournament Han Solo Pen anymore.
http://www.hansolopen.com/2011/
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Old Sep 16th, 2012, 09:47 AM   #4010
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$112k for the winner of an International event (normally $38k) .. still only 280 points though.
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Old Sep 16th, 2012, 11:27 AM   #4011
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$112k for the winner of an International event (normally $38k) .. still only 280 points though.
To me - it doesn't matter about ranking points at all. Ranking points can take care of themselves depending on how she plays.

It's only an International she's playing but there's players there that can and have been beating Caro. This is simply a chance for Caro to play. Getting knocked out of tournaments early means she doesn't play much.

What I find really worrying and I am really not sure about right now is her hunger nowadays that goldenlox and others have alluded to. Sure she 100% hungry while she's actually playing and gives it her all then. But what about after a loss when she watches Rory playing golf, goes to PR events (and I'm not saying she shouldn't do that and sure she should have things to take her mind off it). But is she hungry enough away from the court with an attitude to do whatever it takes and hurt by it and constantly thinking what extra effort do I need to to turn it all around.

I always used to think she was so so much hungrier and dedicated than her bffs Aga and Vika. I remember Vika tweeting a about having to go on a run and thinking Caro would never do that. She relished practicing, training, running, whatever it took. When I went to Eastbiourne and she won the title - she had one out the way practice court and she always seemed to be on it. Other players had a practice dourt but when I came back an hour later - that was it. It seemed like Caro was always on that practice court when not playing - OK it can't have been all the time but still. I dunno.

She just looked really hungry to do whatever it took back then and I just don't get that impression now. Maybe not fair and it's easy for me to say this. I really don't know. But it just comes across to me she was far hungrier back then when she was climbing.
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Old Sep 16th, 2012, 12:24 PM   #4012
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No, you`re right, she definitely lacks a bit of hunger and enthusiasm compared to the players ahead of her, it's not the same than 2 years ago. I don't doubt that she gives it all during the match and is pissed off after her losses but that isn't enough to be a top player in tennis...you have to want it all the time.

She always talks about how much she looks up to Serena, she should really take a page out of her book how to react to R1 slam losses. Serena used her RG fiasco to work even harder and be more dedicated, Caro hides from her problems on the golf course...

Whatever, this a favorable draw, all dangerous players are in the other half so she should really make the final here at least.
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Old Sep 16th, 2012, 12:44 PM   #4013
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No, you`re right, she definitely lacks a bit of hunger and enthusiasm compared to the players ahead of her, it's not the same than 2 years ago. I don't doubt that she gives it all during the match and is pissed off after her losses but that isn't enough to be a top player in tennis...you have to want it all the time.

She always talks about how much she looks up to Serena, she should really take a page out of her book how to react to R1 slam losses. Serena used her RG fiasco to work even harder and be more dedicated, Caro hides from her problems on the golf course...

Whatever, this a favorable draw, all dangerous players are in the other half so she should really make the final here at least.
I'm not sure that the comparison with Serena is accurate. That loss at the French Open was a complete shock. Serena was having a great clay season winning Madrid (beating Azarenka [1], Sharapova [2] and Caroline [6]), making the semis in Rome and if you want to count Charleston she won there too. Heading into Roland Garros she was arguably having her best ever results on clay. Caroline is/was in a very different situation heading into Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. Her first round losses were surprising but she had also been having a very erratic season and has been steadily sliding down the rankings all year. Serena's game is very sound, I'm not sure what caused her to lose that first round match but she has rebounded spectacularly. Right now Caroline has some very basic problems with her game and she is in a much deeper hole than Serena was.

I guess what I am trying to say is that despite that shocking first round loss Serena is still the best player on the tour and the favourite every time she steps onto the court, Caroline is in a very different situation and these kinds of early losses are becoming alarmingly common.
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Old Sep 16th, 2012, 12:53 PM   #4014
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That is not the point though, what you say actually means that Caro should be more dedicated than her, not less. Because of the problems with her game she can't afford to be less invested in her career than the competition but she is.
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Whatever, this a favorable draw, all dangerous players are in the other half so she should really make the final here at least.
Perhaps on the surface, but as we have come to understand, any player is dangerous for Caroline, so I wouldn't expect too much. Just sayin'
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Old Sep 16th, 2012, 01:56 PM   #4016
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Its very hard to be that hungry. Its part of the mental toughness of champions.
They hate to lose, and do everything they can, not to lose.

I think its very worrisome that Caroline spends a full week standing around in golf galleries, and during week 1 of the last 2 majors.
She's not upset about 1st round losses?
Standing around in gold galleries all week is for retired men who golf or watch golf all day, because they're bored shitless.

Anyway, this is a very favorable Int'l draw, just like Copenhagen, and she should go far this week
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I think her conditioning could be a problem.
Hard to be sure because she doesnt make deep runs in tournaments anymore, but the reason Sharapova & Azarenka are in so many finals is that they watched Caroline in 2010,early 2011 and realized they have to be super fit. Both of them last and last this year. Vika used to retire & Maria used to wear down.

Now it looks like Caroline wears down quickly. You have to be very fit in this game.
That offcourt work is also part of mental toughness. Its much easier to slag off
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it looks like papa wozniacki is not there in korea, i only saw mama wozniacki on pictures, no sign that papa is there
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Perhaps on the surface, but as we have come to understand, any player is dangerous for Caroline, so I wouldn't expect too much. Just sayin'
I agree. You only have to look at the names of some players she's lost to this year. Was McHale ever remotely thougtt to be a threat? Was Begu a threat? I don't think we can take anything for granted just because the players she's lost to so far are in the other half.

Anyway - c'mon Caro and let's see you play well and get a title.
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it looks like papa wozniacki is not there in korea, i only saw mama wozniacki on pictures, no sign that papa is there
I'm no big fan of Piotr but that wouldn't be a good sign. The last time she was without a coach at a tournament was Bastad 2011 and we don't really have to talk about her performance there, do we?

If he really isn't there it's another indication for her not taking this tournament very seriously, following the nonexistent preparation for it... which is a bit mind boggling considering it is her only realistic chance to take a trophy home this year.
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