Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Caroline Wozniacki thoughts after her lost match against Lisicki

Caroline talks about the Lisicki match. I like No excuses (period, illness, I gave it away ETC) just frustration about her serve.

Lisickis serve destroyed Wozniackis rhythm
DR Sport 29. June 2009 19.13 Tennis
Caroline Wozniacki was fairly satisfied despite defeat in two sets 4-6, 4-6 to German Sabine Lisicki at Wimbledon 1/8-finale.

- Generally, I can not complain. I got to the fourth round and played some good matches. Of course I am not happy now, when I have lost, but I just have to keep training, and will I get my chances many times yet, she says to DR Sport.

It was especially Lisickis hard serves which created problems for the 18-year-old Danish hope.

- She is one of those who serves hardest. When you are in the rally, then you have a chance, but it is hard to get in when she serves those 120 mph (about 193 km / h, Ed.) each time. You cannot get into a rythym, it was just serve and returns. And she served well, it was difficult for me to get them back, says Caroline Wozniacki.

Wozniacki did not take her chances
Dane was not without chances in the match, but they were rarely used.

- Every time I had a possibility (for break), she served aces, and if I had a chance, I didn’t take it. It is difficult to say anything about the play today, because there was not really any play, it was very boom, and then the rallies were finished, determind Caroline Wozniacki.

The 19-year-old German boom-boom-server however, has not removed her faith in the future.

- I am number nine in the world because I have a really high level and have won some tournaments. And that I can be really proud of. But today I did not manage to win, and that is sport sometimes, you can not win every time, even if you'd like to, she says.


My reaction to this : Against big servers, you have to be a very good returner to frustrate them otherwise you have no chance against them ! A thing Caroline MUST work at at training ! She has to return much better than she currently does. Also using the brains more and working on a way better technique. That's the answer to give to Ballbashers. Taking the ball early. Reading their game better. And if you have some chances, you have to convert them at a range of 75% or above with such opponents.

So Caroline Wozniacki knows what she MUSTS do in the future to beat players like Liscki and others who only rely on a big serve and powershots.


  1. Good blog ;) I like it, I'll be around here to read everything.

  2. Shame that Caroline lost :( I am sure she would do great against Safina but it was nice to see Sabine in the quarters too :)

    Good luck Caro in the next tournament!!