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Date: 14 Jan 2009 15:22:00
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Serena - Wozniacki

Serena def. Wozniacki 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, having saved 3 match points

I watched the 3rd set, and it restored my faith in women's tennis a
bit. Wozniacki played much better than I have seen her play before.
She dominated the rallies, which is pretty good against Serena. She
played great at 5-5 to break. She had 3 match points on her serve,
didn't choke, went for her shots, continued to played great, but
Serena showed what a fighter she is, and played great in all the match
points too. I believe she saved match points against Stosur in the 1st
round too.

Wozniacki can beat anyone of the current field playing like this. Hmm,
what are the odds at AO :-)

Gotta like her. I always say that the substance (tennis) is most
important, but if you play really well, it doesn't hurt if you have
the looks too...






 
Date: 14 Jan 2009 15:50:29
From:
Subject: Re: Serena - Wozniacki
On Jan 14, 1:22=A0pm, Sakari Lund <sakari.l...@welho.com > wrote:
> Serena def. Wozniacki 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, having saved 3 match points
>
> I watched the 3rd set, and it restored my faith in women's tennis a
> bit. Wozniacki played much better than I have seen her play before.

Isn't that what Serena said as well, and got criticised for it around
here?





  
Date: 15 Jan 2009 02:29:15
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: Serena - Wozniacki
On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 15:50:29 -0800 (PST), gregorawe@hotmail.com wrote:

>On Jan 14, 1:22 pm, Sakari Lund <sakari.l...@welho.com> wrote:
>> Serena def. Wozniacki 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, having saved 3 match points
>>
>> I watched the 3rd set, and it restored my faith in women's tennis a
>> bit. Wozniacki played much better than I have seen her play before.
>
>Isn't that what Serena said as well, and got criticised for it around
>here?

Read my post in that thread.



 
Date: 14 Jan 2009 11:47:37
From:
Subject: Re: Serena - Wozniacki
In article <2lorm456hf7mfddotgp0ba3t2bgdrpjevj@4ax.com >,
sakari.lund@welho.com (Sakari Lund) wrote:

>
> Serena def. Wozniacki 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, having saved 3 match points
>
> I watched the 3rd set, and it restored my faith in women's tennis a
> bit. Wozniacki played much better than I have seen her play before.
> She dominated the rallies, which is pretty good against Serena. She
> played great at 5-5 to break. She had 3 match points on her serve,
> didn't choke, went for her shots, continued to played great, but
> Serena showed what a fighter she is, and played great in all the
> match
> points too. I believe she saved match points against Stosur in the
> 1st
> round too.
>
> Wozniacki can beat anyone of the current field playing like this.
> Hmm,
> what are the odds at AO :-)

I saw the same part of the match you did, and actually I disagree. I
thought CW played great, but...

...the match points *did* end with her making errors. The really great
points were the ones that set up the match points, not the mps themselves.

My own take on it is that CW can certainly make the top and go deep into a
Slam - say an sf or two - but she doesn't look to my like a heavyweight
contender.

Of course, neither does JJ, so what do I know? :)

wg

>
> Gotta like her. I always say that the substance (tennis) is most
> important, but if you play really well, it doesn't hurt if you have
> the looks too...
>
>


  
Date: 15 Jan 2009 01:48:51
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: Serena - Wozniacki
On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 11:47:37 -0600, wendyg@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:

>In article <2lorm456hf7mfddotgp0ba3t2bgdrpjevj@4ax.com>,
>sakari.lund@welho.com (Sakari Lund) wrote:
>
>>
>> Serena def. Wozniacki 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, having saved 3 match points
>>
>> I watched the 3rd set, and it restored my faith in women's tennis a
>> bit. Wozniacki played much better than I have seen her play before.
>> She dominated the rallies, which is pretty good against Serena. She
>> played great at 5-5 to break. She had 3 match points on her serve,
>> didn't choke, went for her shots, continued to played great, but
>> Serena showed what a fighter she is, and played great in all the
>> match
>> points too. I believe she saved match points against Stosur in the
>> 1st
>> round too.
>>
>> Wozniacki can beat anyone of the current field playing like this.
>> Hmm,
>> what are the odds at AO :-)
>
>I saw the same part of the match you did, and actually I disagree. I
>thought CW played great, but...
>
>...the match points *did* end with her making errors. The really great
>points were the ones that set up the match points, not the mps themselves.

I don't remember exactly how the match points went, but at least she
didn't start playing safe, didn't make easy errors. But Serena played
really well on those points and eventually won them.

>My own take on it is that CW can certainly make the top and go deep into a
>Slam - say an sf or two - but she doesn't look to my like a heavyweight
>contender.

She doesn't look like a slam winner (yet), but nobody really looks
like a slam winner now. My pick for AO has been Serena, and probably
still is. What I mean is probably more that Wozniacki can beat anyone
at the moment, which of course is not the same as winning a slam. But
who knows...






   
Date: 22 Jan 2009 23:34:34
From: Jesper Lauridsen
Subject: Re: Serena - Wozniacki
On 2009-01-14, Sakari Lund <sakari.lund@welho.com > wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 11:47:37 -0600, wendyg@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
>
>>My own take on it is that CW can certainly make the top and go deep into a
>>Slam - say an sf or two - but she doesn't look to my like a heavyweight
>>contender.
>
> She doesn't look like a slam winner (yet), but nobody really looks
> like a slam winner now. My pick for AO has been Serena, and probably
> still is. What I mean is probably more that Wozniacki can beat anyone
> at the moment, which of course is not the same as winning a slam. But
> who knows...

I see her having a kind of Jankovic/Kim style career - strong in the
rankings, but not so hot in the slams. She's very good at dismissing
lesser players, but I'm still missing wins against the top players.
Her biggest win so far is Kuznetsova at Eastbourne last year.



    
Date: 24 Jan 2009 10:27:50
From:
Subject: Re: Serena - Wozniacki
In article <glavqa$vch$5@news.motzarella.org >, rorschak@sorrystofanet.dk
(Jesper Lauridsen) wrote:

>
> On 2009-01-14, Sakari Lund <sakari.lund@welho.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 11:47:37 -0600, wendyg@cix.compulink.co.uk
> > wrote:
> >
> >>My own take on it is that CW can certainly make the top and go
> deep into a >>Slam - say an sf or two - but she doesn't look to my
> like a heavyweight >>contender.
> >
> > She doesn't look like a slam winner (yet), but nobody really looks
> > like a slam winner now. My pick for AO has been Serena, and
> > probably
> > still is. What I mean is probably more that Wozniacki can beat
> > anyone
> > at the moment, which of course is not the same as winning a slam.
> > But
> > who knows...
>
> I see her having a kind of Jankovic/Kim style career - strong in the
> rankings, but not so hot in the slams. She's very good at dismissing
> lesser players, but I'm still missing wins against the top players.
> Her biggest win so far is Kuznetsova at Eastbourne last year.
>

And that match - I was there - said a lot more about Kuznetsova than it
did about Wozniacki. CW hits flat and likes picking up low balls, a lot
like Dokic. It was very windy that day, and flat, penetrating shots do
well on grass in the wind. Kuznetsova utterly failed to adapt to the wind
at all and got quite testy when I asked her if, after playing in so much
wind, she found it difficult to adjust back when things were calmer.

wg


   
Date: 15 Jan 2009 10:59:53
From: DavidW
Subject: Re: Serena - Wozniacki
Sakari Lund wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 11:47:37 -0600, wendyg@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
>
>> In article <2lorm456hf7mfddotgp0ba3t2bgdrpjevj@4ax.com>,
>> sakari.lund@welho.com (Sakari Lund) wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Serena def. Wozniacki 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, having saved 3 match points
>>>
>>> I watched the 3rd set, and it restored my faith in women's tennis a
>>> bit. Wozniacki played much better than I have seen her play before.
>>> She dominated the rallies, which is pretty good against Serena. She
>>> played great at 5-5 to break. She had 3 match points on her serve,
>>> didn't choke, went for her shots, continued to played great, but
>>> Serena showed what a fighter she is, and played great in all the
>>> match
>>> points too. I believe she saved match points against Stosur in the
>>> 1st
>>> round too.
>>>
>>> Wozniacki can beat anyone of the current field playing like this.
>>> Hmm,
>>> what are the odds at AO :-)
>>
>> I saw the same part of the match you did, and actually I disagree. I
>> thought CW played great, but...
>>
>> ...the match points *did* end with her making errors. The really
>> great points were the ones that set up the match points, not the mps
>> themselves.
>
> I don't remember exactly how the match points went, but at least she
> didn't start playing safe, didn't make easy errors. But Serena played
> really well on those points and eventually won them.
>
>> My own take on it is that CW can certainly make the top and go deep
>> into a Slam - say an sf or two - but she doesn't look to my like a
>> heavyweight contender.
>
> She doesn't look like a slam winner (yet), but nobody really looks
> like a slam winner now.

Do you mean tennis as it is now, or at this point in CW's career? (I'm just
getting ready to point out, if required, that Steffi Graf probably looked like a
future slam winner long before she won one.)




 
Date: 14 Jan 2009 14:13:22
From: Iceberg
Subject: Re: Serena - Wozniacki
"Sakari Lund" <sakari.lund@welho.com > wrote in message
news:2lorm456hf7mfddotgp0ba3t2bgdrpjevj@4ax.com...
>
> Serena def. Wozniacki 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, having saved 3 match points
>
> I watched the 3rd set, and it restored my faith in women's tennis a
> bit. Wozniacki played much better than I have seen her play before.
> She dominated the rallies, which is pretty good against Serena. She
> played great at 5-5 to break. She had 3 match points on her serve,
> didn't choke, went for her shots, continued to played great, but
> Serena showed what a fighter she is, and played great in all the match
> points too. I believe she saved match points against Stosur in the 1st
> round too.
>
> Wozniacki can beat anyone of the current field playing like this. Hmm,
> what are the odds at AO :-)
>
> Gotta like her. I always say that the substance (tennis) is most
> important, but if you play really well, it doesn't hurt if you have
> the looks too...

Wozniaki RULES!




 
Date: 14 Jan 2009 06:07:35
From: Darkfalz
Subject: Re: Serena - Wozniacki
On Jan 15, 12:22=A0am, Sakari Lund <sakari.l...@welho.com > wrote:
> Serena def. Wozniacki 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, having saved 3 match points
>
> I watched the 3rd set, and it restored my faith in women's tennis a
> bit. Wozniacki played much better than I have seen her play before.
> She dominated the rallies, which is pretty good against Serena. She
> played great at 5-5 to break. She had 3 match points on her serve,
> didn't choke, went for her shots, continued to played great, but
> Serena showed what a fighter she is, and played great in all the match
> points too. I believe she saved match points against Stosur in the 1st
> round too.
>
> Wozniacki can beat anyone of the current field playing like this. Hmm,
> what are the odds at AO =A0:-)
>
> Gotta like her. I always say that the substance (tennis) is most
> important, but if you play really well, it doesn't hurt if you have
> the looks too...

7 match points down and the ugly gorilla is still in it :(