Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Doha Sony Ericsson Championships Round Robin ( Red Group ) : Caroline Wozniacki demolishes Elena Dementieva 6-1, 6-1.

I thought it would be an interesting match to watch and also a fought one but I was wrong ! It only was a one way match with Caroline dominating an out of shape Elena Dementieva 6-1, 6-1. Elena Dementieva couldn't stop of making errors on errors during the whole match : it seemed she wanted to get well spanked : well, it was a success for her : she went down with two bread-sticks. The match only lasted for 53 minutes. 

It's the 3rd time in a row Caroline Wozniacki defeated Elena Dementieva this season ! 

Tomorrow, Caroline will play the last match of the day against Samantha Stosur. And if she wins tomorrow she'll secure for sure the Year End WTA World n°1 spot ! 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sony Ericsson Championships Doha 2010 : Tuesday Order Of Play

Tuesday Order Of Play : The matches will begin at 16.00 ( CET ) or 14.00 ( GMT ) or 10.00 am ( New York Time ) or 00.00 am ( Perth Time ) or 02.00 am ( Melbourne Time ) 

1.  Vera Zvonareva vs Jelena Jankovic 

2. CAROLINE WOZNIACKI vs. Elena Dementieva 

3. Francesca Schiavone vs. Samantha Stosur 

Sony Ericsson Championships Doha 2010 : The Draw !






Some will say it's an easy group but there's no easy group at such championships ! She'll have to play at her best to get through the groups phase ! The YEC 2010 will start on tuesday ! 

Friday, October 15, 2010

Other celebration pictures of Beijing !

Beijing : Mission accomplished for Caroline !

With a back to back title Tokyo-Beijing and her dream of becoming n°1 in the world that came true : Caroline can only be delighted of her recent performances ! But she also knows that's not the end of the road, just the beginning of it !  To be the Year End n°1 she'll have to win at least two Round Robin matches at Doha later this month ! Being in the semis and defending her last year point would seal it for sure ! But it won't be easy ! Even without Henin, The Williams Sisters and some other big guns, there are still quality players like Kim Clijsters, Jelena Jankovic, Elena Dementieva to name some of the girls qualified for the YEC at Doha !

There were well scare for Sunshine as she injured her knee during her match against Serbian and coming slowly but surely at a very decent level back Ana Ivanovic. Yet she managed to fight through scare and pain to win that match ! The match against Peer was normal service for the Dane and also a revenge after her defeat against that same Israeli earlier in March ! 

In the final both Vera Zvonareva and Caroline Wozniacki brought very good tennis to the spectators and people watching the final on their television by hitting great points and well fought rallies ! Despite having lost the 2nd set, the fresh n°1 in the world showed a strong mental and strong display to win the 3rd set, the match and the championship ! She didn't make the same mistakes as she did during the 2nd set ! 

Here are her Beijing Results : 

R64 H2H BYE   

2nd Round :  ERRANI, SARA ITA (40) W 6-4 6-2

3rd Round  :  KVITOVA, PETRA CZE W 6-3 6-2

QF : IVANOVIC, ANA SRB (36) W 7-6(1) 6-4

SF : PEER, SHAHAR ISR (18) W 7-5 6-2

Final :  ZVONAREVA, VERA RUS 4 W 6-3 3-6 6-3

Caroline won't be playing Moscow next week so she'll have 2 weeks of rest under her belt before playing her last Big tournament of the year at Doha ( Sony Ericsson Championships or Year End Championships ). As soon the draw will be out, it will be posted here on this blog 

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tokyo Pan Pacific Open Final : Caroline Wozniacki beat Elena Dementieva 1-6, 6-2, 6-3

This final was the opportunity for Caroline Wozniacki to grab her 5th title of her season and 11th of career in total ! 

Well she performed awfully during the first set she was hitting errors like there was no tomorrow and seemed not focused at all ! Her foot work also was very bad during that set but I have to admit Elena played well at her side hitting some great winners ! During that set the n°1 seed didn't hit a single winner : well to be simple dire stats at Danish side ! But I think this awful first set was the wake up call Caroline needed ! 

In the second set we saw another Caroline Wozniacki she began to find back her tennis with committing less errors and forcing her opponent to make errors then : she was steady and knew back what to do to get confidence back and also playing a very decent tennis ! That set was even 2-2 but then won 4 games in a row where Dementieva was nearly non existant : 1st all and 6-2 in the second set for Sunshine ! 

In the 3rd set some breaks and debreaks 'till 3-3 where Elena Dementieva lost her serve to be 3-4 down : at the end it would have been fatal for her as she wasn't able to come back in the match ! At 3-5 down and 15-30 down she hit nothing else than 2 double faults which was the nail on the Russian coffin ! 

Mission accomplished by Wozzy with her 11th career tournament win ! With this she isn't far anymore of becoming n°1 next week if she manages to win at least 2 matches at Beijing ! 


Tokyo PPO SF : Caroline Wozniacki won BFF's battle versus Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-4

Well matches between Caroline Wozniacki and Victoria Azarenka : two great friends aren't like others to say the least : we know it's gonna be a tennis battle of 3 hours and there was no change in that ! But the amazing stats were the amount of errors from both sides but especially at Caroline side who hit 44 Unforced Errors : that's nearly never seen from the consistent Big Dane !  After an easy 1st set where she dominated her friend Victoria, she lost the second on a well fought and close set but unfortutnately for Caroline it went Victoria side with a tie break won ! 

The 3rd set Caroline was 5-0 up and began to choke 'till finally at the good time she woke up and could finish off the match with a 6-4 win ( had lost then 4 games in a row ) ! Nearly drama on the Tokyo center court ! The final will be played against Dementieva that won her semi-finals match against French Open champion Schiavone in 2 sets.

That's all I could say about the match as I didn't watch it but it seems I didn't miss much as it wasn't a good quality of a match at all ! 

Friday, October 1, 2010

Tokyo Pan Pacific Open QF : Caroline Wozniacki defeats Agnieszka Radwanska 5-0. RETIRED !

Don't have much to say about this match as since the start Aga didn't feel comfortable with herself as she was injured ! That was a match for nothing ! Aga had to retire because of a broken toe said some sources ! Yet Caroline was very classy with her BFF ! 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Caroline Wozniacki 1st player qualified for the YEC at Doha

Today's win was enough for Caroline to grab her ticket for the YEC or Sony Ericsson Championships at Doha ! The tournament will take place form 26/10/2010 'till 31/10/2010. Congratulations ! She still is n°1 at the Race Ranking ! 

Tokyo Pan Pacific Open 3rd round : Caroline Wozniacki crushed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 6-2

Well thinking that this match would be tougher than the one versus Arn was in fact not true ! Caroline played well better though than what she did against the Hungarian but yet she played a solid, focused and steady match ! 

But at the other side, Pavlyuchenkova acted sometimes like a Junior : got frustrated loads of time and even at times where it wasn't necessary ! She brought totally herself out of the match ! The double fault that gave Caroline Wozniacki the 1st break already was the nail on her coffin at 2-1 in the first in favor for the n°1 seed !  After that she turned into an error machine, lost completely her concentration despite at times hitting some very good points. She was on a self-destruction mode. 

Yet Caroline did what she had to do ! I think Caroline can be satisfied about her match ! 

Her next opponent will be no one else than one of her if not her BFF : Agnieszka Radwanska. For me the real big test for Caroline there in Tokyo !