2 Responses

  1. Karen
    Karen March 17, 2013 at 10:05 am |

    For all that is said about Wozniacki, I think one thing people underestimate about her and for which she never gets credit is that she is a fighter. She is like a street fighter out there. You never expect her to do well in a tournament and then she surprises you by pulling out a win. Frankly speaking both of these women have not played particularly well. Sharapova is through to the final because her opponents have faded down the stretch. I don’t think Wozniacki will do that. There is no awe in Wozniacki when she meets Sharapova. She knows that she can beat her. Sharapova on the other hand is facing a disadvantage in this final. She has played all of her matches in the evening when it is cooler. Today she will play in the heat of the day. I doubt she will want that. Wozniacki has played all her matches in the heat and she has lived to fight another day.

    I say Wozniacki takes this in 3 tough, ugly, moonballing sets

    1. Jewell
      Jewell March 17, 2013 at 12:16 pm |

      I don’t think you can say Wozniacki never gets credit for that – Tignor had a huge piece about her and Sharapova being two of the grittiest competitors on the tour only yesterday. And she used to be favourably contrasted with her more volatile peers, before her subpar performance in majors overtook her.

      That said, I don’t think she gets enough credit for what she does game-wise that is so gritty. Same with other defensive-minded players on both tours. People laugh at the moonballs, but really – if it works, why the disdain? Good for her for finding another option to counter an opponent. I don’t see any reason why that tactic should be more derided than, say, JMDP’s slicing this week, or Errani’s desperate serve and volley tactics vs Kvitova in Dubai.

Comments are closed.