Saturday, August 29, 2009

New Haven Final : Caroline Wozniacki beat Elena Vesnina ( RUS ) 6-2, 6-4

Caroline Wozniacki just won New Haven by having beaten Russian Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-4. It wasn't a good match to watch to 'cause I think Caroline can do much better than this but she won and defended perfectly her New Haven title. Sometimes she was a bit too passive at my eyes, committing some dumb errors.

If she wants to peform well at the US Open and at further tournaments, she has to work on a better leg work ( if you get what I mean ) and also being much more agressive ! Being agressive from the begining 'till the end of the match.

I'm pleased she won this tournament but it would be time to reach for the 1st time of her career a Quarter final of a Grand Slam. She's still young, I know but she shouldn't waste too much time, I think.

Congratulations, Caroline but as demanding fan I want more and more titles !

New Haven SF : Caroline Wozniacki beat Flavia Pennetta ( ITA ) 6-4, 6-1

By beating Flavia Pennetta 6-4, 6-1, Caroline Wozniacki qualified for her 7th final of the year. She beat quite confortably Flavia Pennetta in straight sets. But her serve isn't optimal yet. There still are some problems with it.
In their H2H , Caroline now leads 2-0.

In the final, she will play against Elena Vesnina who beat in the semis Amélie Mauresmo ( FRA ) in 3 sets 5-7, 6-1, 6-2. Knowing the quite poor ratio of won/lost finals of Caroline ( 2/4 ) and also the fact Vesnina beat Caroline earlier this year, Caroline will have to play a very good tennis to clinch her 3rd title of the year and for the 2nd time in a row New Haven.

In the H2H, Caroline leads 2-1.

The match will be played tomorrow but I hope the rain won't disturb the day as today it rained alot at New Haven.

There will be a coverage of the final, I think and I'll try to catch it to give my impressions. I hope it won't be another disappointment.

As we say in Danish : Kom saa Caroline !

NB : I'll post the US Open draw on Sunday !

Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Haven QF : Caroline Wozniacki defeated Virginie Razzano ( FRA ) 6-4, 6-3

Virginie Razzano couldn't take her revenge against Caroline Wozniacki. She got beaten in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.

Don't have many things to say about this match as there was no coverage of this match.

In the semis, Caroline will play versus Flavia Pennetta ( ITA ) . It will be a hard match for Caroline as the talented Italian is in form the last weeks.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Haven 2nd round : Caroline Wozniacki defeats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ( RUS ) 6-1, 6-4

Not that much troubles for Caroline in the 1st set but in the 2nd set Caroline was down 3-0. Caroline came back because of her opponent kinda choking and took the lead after with 5-4.

After 6 Match Points, Caroline could finaly close the match out !

In the next round, she will meet Virginie Razzano ( FRA ) who Caroline beat at the Eastbourne final a bit more than 2 months ago.

New Haven 1st round : Caroline Wozniacki destroys Edina Gallovits ( ROM ) 6-0, 6-0.

It only took 43 minutes to humiliate Edina Gallovits ( ROM ) with a double 6-0.

In the 2nd round, she will meet Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Football Tennis feat. Flavia Pennetta ( ITA ) and Caroline Wozniacki

New Haven : last stop before the US Open !

Caroline is this week at New Haven where she is the defending champion.

She'll enter tonight in the tournament ( not before 1.00 AM CET ) versus lucky loser Edina Gallovits from Romania. Normaly, she had to play versus Carla Suarez Navaro but had to withdraw due to illness.

A few good wins are badly needed if she wants to enter in the US Open with some confidence.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Toronto allready OVER for Caroline Wozniacki ! Lost to Zheng 5-7, 3-6

Caroline Wozniacki went to Toronto as a simple tourist as she got ousted in a pathetic way by Jie Zheng ( CHN ) in straight sets : 5-7, 3-6. Note : she led confortably 5-2 in the 1st set and could serve to close the set but totaly collapsed ! She put some fight in the second set after having lost 9 games in a row at 0-4 in the second where she came back to 3-4 but it wasn't enough as she lost 2 other games and lost the match 5-7, 3-6.

There's something wrong with her game : Her serve is very poor , she is on an Unforced Errors festival. She also is totaly OUT of form.

I didn't expect much but I NEVER thought she would go so low !

We can now say, she's in a Slump. When will it end ? I don't know unfortunatly.

A thing is sure I won't let her down 'cause she needs alot of support in these difficult times. It's a cliché maybe but you are fan in good and especialy bad times ! She can count on my loyalty and love whatever happens.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A picture of yesterday's promotional Street-Tennis event.

A picture of yesterday's promotional Street-Tennis event that took place yesterday in one of the streets of Toronto.

Caroline playing Street-Tennis inToronto with Ana Ivanovic ( SRB )

Caroline Wozniacki is a Toronto this week for the Rogers Cup

This week Caroline Wozniacki is at Toronto ( CAN ) for the Rogers Cup. The Rogers Cup is played during the 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 years in Toronto and during the 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 years in Montreal ( Quebec ( Canada ) ) nota benne.

The tournament allready began last week-end with the Qualifiers and yesterday for the MainDraw.

Caroline will enter in the tournament on wednesday for the 2nd round where she will meet either Elena Vesnina ( RUS ) who beat Caroline earlier this year or Jie Zheng ( CHN ).

Her partner in doubles will be one of her best friends Agnieszka Radwanska ( POL ). The match will be played tonight where they will have to beat the Chinese pair Yan Zi/Jie Zheng to qualify for the next round.

I don't expect much from Caroline but if she can put some good results, it will be encouraging with in sight the last Grand Slam of the year : The US Open.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cininatti QF : Caroline Wozniacki got spanked by Elena Dementieva 2-6, 1-6.

I've a 2 perfect words for such performance : Lacklustre and Ashaming ! It was an Unforced Errors festival at Caroline's side who never was in the match. Her serve was very poor like her forehand.
If she wants to slip out of the Top 10 soon, she's on the right path with but if she wants to stay in the Top 10, she MUSTS change of mentality asap : It's enough of being passive as hell on the court and comitting loads of mistakes.

She also has to gain game cleverness, having a much better forehand and as I said weeks before : staying calm wathever the situation. A true champion shows his/her pedigree when being in troubles, in bad times : by fighting back, getting a plan B or even C game. I've yet to see that at Caroline's side.

Don't want to sound pessimistic but she's near of joining the " Players in a Slump " club. Also the crazy scheduling of her father won't help her, it only will burn her out. It's time for Piotr Wozniacki to step aside and stop thinking he's the next Melanie Molitor or the next fantastic tennis coach : It isn't the case and it will never be the case.

Next week, Caroline will play Toronto ( Rogers Cup ) but I don't expect much of her to be honest as she's OUT of shape.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cincinnati 3rd round : Melinda Czink ( HUN ) retired.

Caroline Wozniacki is through the Quarters after Hungarian Melinda Czink had to retire when Caroline led 3-0 in the 1st set. Hate it when a win is decided by the retirement of your opponent. I don't like it at all. Her next opponent in the Quarters will be either Elena Dementieva or Sorana Cirstea.

Good luck even I don't have much confidence, Caroline !

Cincinnati 2nd round : Caroline Wozniacki defeats Aleksandra Wozniak 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Don't have many things to say about this match beside this scoreline doesn't give much confidence at all. Got broken too many times and also missed loads of opportunities ! She brought again herself into troubles !

She will play against Hungarian Melinda Czink in the next round who ousted in straight sets former n°1 in the world and French Open champion Ana Ivanovic ( SRB ) 7-6, 7-5.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Cinicinnati 10/08/2009 - 16/08/2009

Cincinatti's draw has been made this week-end and in the 2nd round awaits either Aleksandra Wozniak ( CAN ) or Carla Suarez Navarro ( SPA ) for Caroline ! Hope she will do much better than in LA last week !

Thursday, August 6, 2009

LA Women's Championships 2nd round : Caroline Wozniacki LOST to Sorana Cirstea ( ROM ) 6-1, 4-6, 6-7.

I'm full of anger with this stupid loss ! How can you lead a set and a break and then giving the match to your opponent ? That's what we call a CHOKE ! I thought she would learn of her recent losses but I guess I'm wrong ! Instead of showing and defending with pride her n°8 spot in the world, she performs bellow par ! I think more and more she's n°8 by default and not n°8 because of her results. Not satisfied at all what she shows the last weeks or even 3-4 months despite her tournament win in Eastbourne.
She also had to play much more tournaments than other players to get that n°8 spot. At my opinion, she plays way too much tournaments and I blame her father for all of this. She better gets sorted that out asap otherwise I fear the worse for her.

Next tournament : Cincinnati, Ohio. next week. Tournament where former n°1 Kim Clijsters will make her official come-back to the tour. Kim Clijsters talks more about a 2nd career. All the best to her.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Caroline's last blog entry !

My First Stop in the U.S.

Hello Everyone,

I just arrived in the U.S. last Thursday and I wanted to give everyone an update on what I have been doing on my first U.S. stop out in LA because I have been quite busy doing many different things. After a long flight from Europe on Thursday, I went to the tournament site on Friday and practiced twice at the Home Depot Center where the Galaxy football team also practices. It was really hot out which I was not used to at all in my first practice, but the second practice was much better. Later in the day on Friday when I was done practicing, I had a crew of hair, make-up, stylist and photographers come to my hotel room and get me ready for the photo shoot I was doing for a magazine in New York. The stylists really picked out some nice clothes for me to wear for the photo shoot, and after spending about two hours having my hair and make-up done I was finally ready to get started with the photographer.

For the photo shoot, we did three different outfits all of which I liked very much. The first outfit was a long black evening gown dress, the second one was a shorter, more fun, pink fuscia colored dress and the last one was a beautiful multi-colored, long summer dress. When we started the photo shoot Friday afternoon it was very bright and sunny outside, but by the time we were done the sun was setting and it was not very light out anymore.

After the photo shoot, I quickly changed back in my hotel room because my friend Victoria Azarenka was having her 20th birthday dinner celebration with some of the other girls playing in the LA tournament, so we all went across the street to a very nice restaurant for dinner. The view in the restaurant was so nice because we were on the 14th floor, and after over two hours we finally sang Victoria Happy Birthday and had a really, really good chocolate cake!

On Saturday, I practiced twice again and when I was finished I went back to my hotel room to get ready for a special tv interview appearance on ESPN 2 which is covering all of the US Open Series tournaments here in the U.S. and the US Open. The ESPN 2 interview was at the UCLA tennis facility where the men on the ATP tour were playing this week, and once I arrived I met some of the people at the WTA to help with the draw ceremony for my tournament. Afterwards, I quickly headed over to the ESPN booth where Cliff Drysdale, Darren Cahill and Pam Shriver were all waiting for me, and around 7:45 p.m. I went on-air with them and talked about different things for about five or ten minutes until we were finished.

When I was finally done, I was thinking about going to the Barcelona and Galaxy game starting at 8:00 p.m. (Barcelona is one of my favorite teams!), but the LA traffic was just too bad to get there in time. Instead, I went with my publicist to a really nice sushi restaurant in LA called Katsuya which is pretty famous for having many Hollywood stars attend dinner there. I really like out here in LA, and I think some day it would be nice to have a home here where I can come vacation or stay when I am not playing as much.

Since then, I just practiced twice on Sunday to get ready for the singles and doubles matches that started today, and in the afternoon my partner Sorana Cirstea and I lost our first round match to a tough doubles team in three sets of which a tie-breaker was played to decide the third set with the new scoring rules. On Tuesday I will have a day off from match play, but I am very excited to go watch the Galaxy soccer team practice here at the site and hopefully I will get to meet David Beckham! My first round of singles match will be against the winner of my doubles partner Sorana Cirstea and Michelle Larcher de Brito on Wednesady so it should be a good match.

Below is one of the photos from my photo shoot on Friday, and I hope everyone is having a really great summer! I will write more soon as I visit different cities in the U.S. and leading up to the US Open.

Best Wishes,


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Los Angeles Women's Championship doubles 1st Round : Wozniacki/Cirstea lost against Chuang / Yan 6-1, 4-6, 5-10

The Adidas teenage pair Wozniacki/Cirstea lost against Chuang/Yan in the 1st round of doubles in 3 sets 6-1, 4-6, 5-10. After a very good 1st set, everything went wrong for the teenagers who got defeated again in a 3 sets match. They haven't a good record at 3 sets matches. They nearly lost all of them so far, if I good remember. This team doesn't seem to work well as the results are quite poor.

Now Caroline can concentrate 101% at singles side. In the 2nd round she will meet either her friend and double partner Sorana Cirstea ( ROM ) or Michelle Larcher de Brito ( POR ) .

Picture : Caroline hard training at Los Angeles.

Monday, August 3, 2009

US Hardcourt season starts for Caroline at Los Angeles : Women's tennis championships. 03/08/2009 - 09/08/2009.

She will play there in singles and also in doubles. She won't play the first round as she's BYE. In doubles, her partner will be again Sorana Cirstea ( ROM ). Order of Play of her singles and doubles matches will follow very soon. I wish Caroline an excellent US Hardcourt season with great tournaments runs.