CAN WOZ BE A WIZ?
Aug 9, 2011, 7:51:23 AM | by
Will she? Won’t she? Will Caroline Wozniacki reach another Grand Slam final exactly two years after the only other time she was in a major final which was at the 2009 US Open? And ... holy smoke could she even win...
Will she? Won’t she? Will Caroline Wozniacki reach another Grand Slam final exactly two years after the only other time she was in a major final which was at the 2009 US Open? And ... holy smoke could she even win it? She says she is excited about the US Open Series, and ultimately the US Open. She is making her first appearance of the North American Sumjmer circuit this week at the Canadian Open in Toronto, having won the title last year when it was played in Montreal. She says she has been practicing for “quite some time” and that she feels very good on the hard courts which are her best surface. “It’s an exciting part of the season and I played very well last year. I have good memories so it’ll be fun, a fun challenge.” Yup, “fun” is what she said. Are you kidding me? Fun?? I’m sure “fun” is not likely to be the word she uses if she doesn’t make the final of the US Open (irrespective of what she does before) which is all that should really matter at the moment. Absolutely she needs to get the matches under her belt so the tournaments she is playing, like trying the win the New Haven Open at Yale for the fourth straight year, before the Open remain important but I would just love to hear something more solid and definite in her voice. She is putting, as she indicated, "small changes" into her game which should make a "big difference" in the end. Some of those changes relate to “the serve, the returns, just some footwork”. Hello! Sounds to me like that is her whole game but Wozniacki feels like she is “ready to go” and physically she is 100%. So what do you think, can the Woz be an absolute wiz(ard) and correct her situation and even win a first ever major at the US Open? My thoughts right now are that she won’t, but would love to be proved wrong. What do you think she has to do to turn things around … and don’t say win the last point?