Re: Danish Delight - Caroline Wozniacki thread - vol 3
I found it hard to predict the match against Oudin because I wasn't sure how steady her baseline game was (as it turned out, nowhere near steady enough). The shape of the match against Wickmayer will be somewhat easier to predict.
YW knows she can't outsteady Caro from the baseline and that doesn't seem to be her style anyway. 'Agressive baseliner' would be my description. She has some powerful groundstrokes, her forhand in particular is good, and she isn't afraid to follow up a hard, deep stroke by going to the net where she's solid. Her serve (and second serve) is good, ,though not Lisicki hard. She also uses drop shots on occasion. She looks very fit and hasn't played too long matches so unlike Kuznetsova she can probably go toe to toe with Caro in a long match when it comes to stamina.
Her major weakness is probably her lack of steadiness and a fair amount of UEs. Her returns aren't scary, either, even on second serves. She's not the fastest mover on the court with that long body of her. It's a little hard to determine from watching just one match, but I have a suspicion she's not one of the brightest players on the tour; she made some bad choices on more than one occasion.
The most annoying aspect of her game is her grunting, but I don't think Caro will mind too much.
I would say Caro is a 60-40 favorite
Luxembourg 2016 & Auckland 2018
Madison Brengle: "I'd rather chew on a pinecone than play this match (against Wozniacki)."
Nicole Melichar: "Do you want me to go find you one?"
Nicole Melichar: "I'm really happy I don't have to play against her (Wozniacki)."
Madison Brengle: "Oh, thank you, that makes me feel so much better."
Last edited by C. W. Fields; Sep 11th, 2009 at 07:42 AM.