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Caro seems to be able to draw crowds to her side easily. Look has to be a factor, but her bright smiles and friendly personality have to play a big part as well. Unlike folks in GM, the US commentators seem to like her and her smiles. She's also smart when doing interviews, always giving politically correct yet vacuous comments. She'll never make John Isner's dumb (even though correct) remarks.
At Eastbourne this year - she was popular with everyone there. She was on centrecourt every day for the last 3 rounds there and drew a good sized crowd.

Really hoping she keeps her focus for her continuously shifting SF (both time and court) against Yanina to make it to the finals.

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On Court Coaching?

Holy cow. I don't know how competent a coach Caro's father is. I'm not sure if he can give quality on-court coaching. Sven can't go to 1/3 of Caro's matches. She may be among the least on-court coached player.
Competent or not, there have been several matches ( I cannot name/remember which), where Caroline was doing badly and Piotr came on gave her a good, quite loud talking to (in Polish)and she went on too win. Piotr is not a tennis person (formerly soccer pro in Poland, Germany and Danmark), but an article recently said his strength is analasys, strategy, setting his daughter up and managing her strong will.

This US open has made me look at a lot of the negative things I have posted about her team , schedule development and neccesity of a tennis trained coach.
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On Court Coaching?

Holy cow. I don't know how competent a coach Caro's father is. I'm not sure if he can give quality on-court coaching. Sven can't go to 1/3 of Caro's matches. She may be among the least on-court coached player.
Sven never coaches Wozniacki even if he's presen't in the guest box. It's always her father Piotr who do the on court coaching. The only time Sven or someone else would replace Piotr as on court coach is if Piotr is not present at the match for some reason or another.
Piotr speak in Polish to Caroline, so I don't understand what he says but it seems to work, becuase Caro has often turned a bad match around after on court coaching from her father.
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She's also smart when doing interviews, always giving politically correct yet vacuous comments.
"Vacuous"? That isn`t a word I use but one web definition says, "asinine or empty" so this could be interpeted as an insult... But I think you probably meant that she never takes the bait to say things that could be used against her. Like when asked about an opponent in an upcoming match sticks with generic replies like "She is a great player. It will be a tough one for sure but I`ll try to play my best and we will see what happens on the court."
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At Eastbourne this year - she was popular with everyone there. She was on centrecourt every day for the last 3 rounds there and drew a good sized crowd.

Really hoping she keeps her focus for her continuously shifting SF (both time and court) against Yanina to make it to the finals.
That's good to know.


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Competent or not, there have been several matches ( I cannot name/remember which), where Caroline was doing badly and Piotr came on gave her a good, quite loud talking to (in Polish)and she went on too win. Piotr is not a tennis person (formerly soccer pro in Poland, Germany and Danmark), but an article recently said his strength is analasys, strategy, setting his daughter up and managing her strong will.

This US open has made me look at a lot of the negative things I have posted about her team , schedule development and neccesity of a tennis trained coach.
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Sven never coaches Wozniacki even if he's present in the guest box. It's always her father Piotr who do the on court coaching. The only time Sven or someone else would replace Piotr as on court coach is if Piotr is not present at the match for some reason or another.
Piotr speak in Polish to Caroline, so I don't understand what he says but it seems to work, becuase Caro has often turned a bad match around after on court coaching from her father.
Well, I guess we won't know how much help Piotr is giving Caro unless he's booted from the stand. Yeah, it would be nice to understand Polish to know what he says. But I think it also helps to see if she changes tactic after Piotr shouts at her.



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"Vacuous"? That isn`t a word I use but one web definition says, "asinine or empty" so this could be interpeted as an insult... But I think you probably meant that she never takes the bait to say things that could be used against her. Like when asked about an opponent in an upcoming match sticks with generic replies like "She is a great player. It will be a tough one for sure but I`ll try to play my best and we will see what happens on the court."
Sorry I used the wrong word. Should be flat or hollow, I guess. It's like the example you gave, the kind of I call 'Jason Kidd' comments.
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Sorry I used the wrong word. Should be flat or hollow, I guess. It's like the example you gave, the kind of I call 'Jason Kidd' comments.
It`s no problem at all. You made your point with the "politically correct." It`s funny as it often seems like the players are all reading out of the same manual for dealing with press questions but Caro is a natural for it.
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It`s funny as it often seems like the players are all reading out of the same manual for dealing with press questions but Caro is a natural for it.
All new WTA players have to go through a WTA education program named "Pro U" at their first WTA tournamnets to learn how to promote tennis, how to deal with the press, learn all the WTA rules and what goes into organizing a WTA event and stuff like that. So it's not unlikely they learn from the same WTA manual or WTA staff.

The young and talented Julia Boserup (American with Danish parents) describes some of her experiences with the "Pro U" program in her blog. Julia Boserup won one of the world's biggest junior tournamnets, the 2008 Orange Bowl.
http://juliaboserup.com/Julia_Boseru...ian_Wells.html
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While at Indian Wells, I also spent a day with the WTA learning the ropes and getting my mandatory annual physical. They have a program called Pro U that all young players have to complete, and it introduces us to the various aspects of the tour and what goes into making tennis a successful and fulfilling career. I have heard from some of my friends that it can be a bit tedious to go through, but I enjoyed it and found it very interesting to learn more about what keeps the tour running smoothly. I also found it beneficial to meet with the doctors since I have been struggling with a virus that has left me drained for nearly a month. The doctors and nutritionist were terrific and got together to create a plan for me to more fully recover.
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Speaking of learning, I got a great insight into the inner workings of the tour as I continued my Pro U education at the tournament. It was fascinating to see all that goes into running such an event. Did you know the starting budget for the tournament is 40 millions dollars? As a player, one can easily lose sight of everything that goes into showcasing our tennis and the goal of the WTA pro U staff is to help us appreciate our tour and everything we can do to promote the sport and increase our career longevity. I started off my “lessons” talking to a Sony Ericsson WTA tour supervisor and he went over all the rules from medical time outs and heat rules to bathroom breaks and code violations. One new rule is that WTA players are allowed six medical timeouts throughout the year, and every one after that will be charged a service fee between $100 and $300. I think this is a good idea to prevent players from taking injury breaks just to affect the momentum of their opponent or because they didn’t come to the match prepared.
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That is a real conflict of interests.
Couldn't you get your date to watch the match with you.
As it turned out I didn't have to choose between the two thanks to NY rain!

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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."
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Re: Danish Delight - Caroline Wozniacki thread - vol 3

Caro's match next on , as soon as the rain stops according to USO website.

How was the date anyway CW?
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Caro's match next on , as soon as the rain stops according to USO website.

How was the date anyway CW?
ON ES-Player I can see them drying the court (the rain has stopped).

And I'm a gentleman. I don't sex and tell!

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No I just meant did it go well or not , wasn't asking for the explicit details of what happened!
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Re: Danish Delight - Caroline Wozniacki thread - vol 3

Caroline's friend, the fellow Dane and Monaco resident Mikkel "Viking Warrior" Kessler just defended his WBA super middleweight boxing world championship title in Denmark tonight with a knockout victory in the 4th round in front of 100 million TV viewers worldwide.
Mikkel Kessler is the one who inspired Caroline to take up boxing as a traning method after Wimbledon this year. Let's hope his victory tonight inspires Caroline for her match.
Maybe she will try go for a quick knockout victory before rain interrupts the match.


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I'm afraid it's started raining lightly again!

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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?"

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Is there some anti rain dance or chant we can do
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Caro has a new blog entry on her website dealing with the Pilot Pen and the US Open.

I wonder what Caro is doing now.
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