Monday, January 25, 2010
I bet it was her worse performance since a long time ! Yet again, she got beat twice in two weeks by the same opponent and it was worse than in Sydney. She let her fans , her team but above all HERSELF down and embarrassed ! A lack of professionalism and maturity ! That's what happens, in my opinion, when you let yourself too much distracted by things who have nothing to do with tennis. And yet again, she failed to make a Quarter Final in a Grand Slam ! I'm very unhappy and mad at her because she could go further than the 4th round.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
In this saturday night session, Caroline Wozniacki got a good win against a Peer who gave the Dane some work during the 1st set ! Sunshine started awfuly by being 2-0 behind but she could recover by breaking imediatly back Peer's serve and then holding her serve 2-2 but she had to save 3 break points though. It was even 'till 3-4 where Peer squandered breakpoints on Caroline's serve ! Danish Delight got away with it and kept her serve.
That was the turnpoint of the match because after that the Israeli collapsed : turned into an error machine, didn't know anymore what to do but at the other side Caroline with her mental and defense frustrated Shahar a lot ! The 29th seed wouldn't win a game anymore in this match. Caroline finished the first set without much problem.
The second set was a pure formality for the 4th seed who cruised without much troubles 'till the victory but yet funny enough during the last game Peer fought well but couldn't avoid the baggel despite having had some game points on the 2009 US Open finalist.
It was a good win but I'm still worried about her volleys and also some easy forehands she missed : that were the negative points of the match.
Caroline advance to the 2nd week and the 4th round where she'll meet on monday the girl who beat her 2 weeks ago at Sydney : Na Li of China. It will be a tough match for sure. So beware Caro !
Thursday, January 21, 2010
It was not the most beautiful match I watched but Caroline played a solid match : she didn't let her opponent coming in the match ! It wasn't impressive but well more than enough to play a serious encounter. Caroline didn't lose her serve and only faced 2 breakpoints during the match which is already a very good sign.
But there's still her volley's to improve : she still struggle with them with hitting avoidable errors and also her too deep balls who went OUT when it was not needed to hit such balls. I guess it is her focus problems she at times has during a match but like yesterday it was very short. Also she should stop complaining to the chair umpire it won't help her to win the points who have been called out or called in points which she thinks were out : it's useless distraction.
At the other side Julia hit some very good points but as she was inconsistent during the match, it wasn't enough at all to disturb Sunshine. Also she has a quite heavy serve.
Yet I'm satisfied with her match of today.
Caroline will play her 3rd round match on saturday against Shahar Peer.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
A match that normaly should have been played yesterday, took place today because of the rain of monday that screwed up the planned schedule. Caroline Wozniacki entered the tournament without a single win in 2010 : she was on a 3 matches losing streak. The match began normaly with both of the players holding their serves but the Dane got well opportunities to break but she squandered them.
We had to wait the 8th game of the match to see a break that came from Caroline Wozniacki who took Wozniak's serve at 4-3 to lead 5-3 but unfortunately she lost directly hers so Blainville's girl could stay in the set but couldn't as she lost her serve and the set 6-4.
The second set was nearly a one way road with Caroline going up to 4-0. The 4th in the world breaking twice the serve of Aleksandra. But Caroline again had a concentration loss with losing her service game, then her opponent holding her serve. 4-2 . It would be the last game the Canadian Wozzy won of the match. Caroline hold and then finished the match by winning 6-4, 6-2.
She could close out the 1st set and the match quicker but didn't do it because of losing the focus but hopefully it only was for a short period of time.
Her opponent in the 2nd round will be Julia Görges who beat Tamira Paszek of Austria in 3 sets : 6-0, 3-6, 6-3.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
(1)Black/Huber v Malek/Petkovic
Dulgheru/Gallovits v Gullickson/Uhlirova
Kanepi/Woehr v Azarenka/Kuznetsova
Golds/Mirkovic v (14)Groenefeld/King
(10)Mirza/Ruano Pascual v Basuki/Date-Krumm
Bacsinszky/Garbin v Medina Garrigues/WOZNIACKI
Lisicki/Rezai v Czink/Grandin
Brianti/U.Radwanska v (7)Kleybanova/Schiavone
(3)Llagostera Vives/Martinez Sanchez v Dokic/Kvitova
Peer/Voskoboeva v Rybarikova/Voracova
Baltacha/Dekmeijere v Safarova/Wozniak
Cirstea/Pavlyuchenkova v (15)Kirilenko/A.Radwanska
Chuang/Peschke v Senoglu/Shvedova
Peers/Robson v Craybas/Spears
Szavay/Vinci v Govortsova/Poutchek
Dushevina/Rodionova v (5)Petrova/Stosur
(6)Raymond/Stubbs v Koryttseva/Kustova
Groth/Rogowska v Coin/Pelletier
Chan/Niculescu v Adamczak/Kriz
Dellacqua/Erakovic v (11)Kudryavtseva/Makarova
(13)Dulko/Pennetta v Bondarenko/Bondarenko
Hercog/Martic v Borwell/Kops-Jones
Molik/Shaughnessy v Jans/Rosolska
Goerges/Parra Santonja v (4)Hsieh/Peng
(8)Mattek-Sands/Yan v Flipkens/Oudin
Jankovic/Perry v Cibulkova/Krajicek
Kondratieva/Sevastova v Razzano/Wickmayer
Cornet/Fichman v (9)Vesnina/Zheng
(16)Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova v Errani/Suarez Navarro
Hlavackova/Hradecka v Chakvetadze/Paszek
Amanmuradova/Tanasugarn v Olaru/Savchuk
Ferguson/Moore v (2)Williams/Williams
Saturday, January 16, 2010
And here is the result for Caroline and other players taking part to the 1st GS of the year :
Yet another Wozzys encounter in sight for Sunshine in the 1st round
(1) Serena Williams v Urszula Radwanska
Petra Kvitova v Jill Craybas
Q v Andrea Petkovic
Ayumi Morita v Carla Suarez Navarro (32)
(21) Sabine Lisicki v Petra Martic
Varvara Lepchenko v Alberta Brianti
Kristina Barrois v Akgul Amanmuradova
Q v Sam Stosur (13)
(9) Vera Zvonareva v Kristina Kucova
Kai-Chen Chang v Iveta Benesova
Q v Gisela Dulko
Q v Ana Ivanovic (20)
(28) Elena Vesnina v Tathiana Garbin
Kimiko Date Krumm v Yaroslava Shvedova
Stefanie Voegele v Melinda Czink
Stepanie Cohen-Aloro v Victoria Azarenka (7)
(4) Caroline Wozniacki v Aleksandra Wozniak
Tamira Paszek v Julia Goerges
Galina Voskoboeva v Tsvetana Pironkova
Lucie Hraecka v Shahar Peer (29)
(22) Daniela Hantuchova v Viktoriya Kutuzova
Jarmila Groth v Q
Stephanie Dubois v Agnes Svazay
Marina Erakovic v Na Li (16)
(10) Agnieszka Radwanska v Tatjana Malek
Melanie Oudin v Alla Kudryavtseva
Julie Coin v Alicia Molik
Alize Cornet v Francesca Schiavone (17)
(25) Anabel Medina Garrigues v Karolina Sprem
Anastasiya Yakimova v Casey Dellacqua
Aranxta Parra Santonja v Sybille Bammer
Lucie Safarova v Venus Williams (6)
(5) Elena Dementieva v Vera Dushevina
Kirsten Flipkens v Justine Henin
Soraa Cirstea v Olivia Rogowska
Jelena Dokic v Alisa Kleybanova (27)
(18) Virgine Razzano v Ekaterina Makarova
Klara Zakopalova v Sara Errani
Q v Alexandra Dulgheru
Anna Chakvetadze v Flavia Pennetta (12)
(15) Kim Clijsters v Q
Sesil Karatantcheva v Tamarine Tanasugarn
Yung-Jan Chan v Kaia Kanepi
Edina Gallovits v Nadia Petrova (19)
(26) Aravane Rezai v Sania Mirza
Olga Govortsova v Q
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova v Anastasija Sevastova
Anastasia Rodionova v Svetlana Kuznetsova (3)
(8) Jelena Jankovic v Monic Niculsecu
Patricia Mayr v Katie O'Brien
Q v Polona Hercog
Q v Alona Bondarenko (31)
(24) Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez v Evgeniya Rodina
Jie Zheng v Shuai Peng
Coco Vandeweghe v Sandra Zahlavova
Rossana De Los Rios v Marion Bartoli (11)
(14) Maria Sharapova v Maria Kirilenko
Q v Timea Bacsinszky
Anna-Lena Groenefeld v Roberta Vinci
Vania King v Dominika Cibulkova (23)
(30) Kateryna Bondarenko v Ioana Raluca Olaru
Pauline Parmentier v Elena Baltacha
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova v Q
Magdalena Rybarikova v Dinara Safina (2)
Monday, January 11, 2010
I didn't watch the match but it seems it was an ugly match to watch ! Even the Chinese hit more than 50 errors during the match, Caroline managed to lose the match : you have to figure it out ! She was up a break in the second set 2-1 and 3-2 but failed to confirm them by losing her serve directly after having broken Na Li's serve !
There was two things clear in this match : Caroline's serve is nowhere and she hit yet again too few winners. I guess she was the passive and clueless Caroline herself today !
Sarcasm on : Wat a magnificent way to start your season, Caroline ! You couldn't dream of a better start than this one ! Sarcasm Off.
If she thinks she's on the right path with that kind of horrible performance, she's completely WRONG ! Get back to the serious work to prevent yourself from another embarassement at the Australian Open.
Caroline Wozniacki is now in Australia with in sight the Australian Open : 1st Grand Slam of the year where I hope she'll make a very decent run but no way she will win the tournament ! First stop in Australia : Sydney ( 10/01/2010 - 17-01-2010 ) with as first opponent Na Li of China !
There was no livestream nor serious coverage of that event but here are her results in singles :
Venus Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-4. Only one set was played : weird enough.
Maria Sharapova defeated Caroline Wozniacki 7-5, 6-3. Caroline was 5-2 up in the 1st set but then collapsed !