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Congratulations Caroline Wozniacki

by C2 (U9956155) 07 October 2010
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Caroline Wozniacki will become the twentieth world number one in the October 11 rankings, ending Serena Williams' 49 week reign (123 weeks in total).

Caro secured this remarkable achievement by dispatching Petra Kvitova straight in the third round of the China Open.

Caro will meet Ana in the quarters in what will certainly be a sell-out eagerly anticipated contest.

The top thirty is looking healthier.
Caro at number one and Ana to return in the October 11 rankings.

Congratulations to Caroline, long may she reign.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Caro's risen through the ranks through hard work, steady improvement and the ability to win singles titles.
Aged just 20, she's already won eleven titles on multiple surfaces.
She's not only won more titles than any other woman in 2010 but she's claimed the most (8) over the past two seasons. The past three (11) also.

Caro's the only player on tour to have won three-or-more titles for three consecutive seasons and she's put together an impressive 25-2 w/l run since making a post-SW19 effort to improve her fitness and arrive on the hard court scene in the best possible shape.

Caroline has been training and winning. Some of the Tour's biggest names have been sidelined, resting and/or rehabilitating.

Caro would likely have been #1 much earler had she not suffered an ankle injury in the spring, an occurrence that hampered her results for months, including her preparation for two slams. And Caro's come out of her season's worst section better than she was before.

Caro can't make Metoo and Williams healthy, or compel Williams to feel the need to focus on ranking points-gathering non-slam events.
She can't teach the Russians, Bepa aside, to win big matches again, Masha to hold her breath, Sveta to care.

Caro can only control what's happening when she's on the court.
So far, she's done it more consistently than any other player on tour this year.

A year ago, Wozniacki truly sparked in the 4th quarter of the season, rising to the occasion in Doha at the season-ending championships by showing not always previously discernible guts and guile while battling cramps and STILL managing to win matches.

If it was not before, it was clearly apparent then, that there was more to the Dane than might meet the eye, and that notion has proved itself out over the course of the 2010 season culminating in her securing one of her lifetime ambitions -the world number one crown.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Yup, having made one slam semi, one slam quarter and two last sixteens, Wozniaki is clearly the best womens tennis player. It can only be a matter of time before her Grand Slam results make the WTA award her with the Greatest Of All Time award. After all, the WTA and most posters on here are clearly in a parallel universe.

Maybe if Anne Keothavong plays all 52 weeks next year she can be 2011 number one ??

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Well done Wozniacki.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

@ gobowing, I like your post!!!

I don't get why some people are fussing over Carol, like she's the best thing that ever happened on the wta.

We all know she's ascended the number 1 rank thru' playing so many tournaments and piling up points. I hope she can sustain the top rank coz she's got a hell lot of pressure next year to defend all those point from all these tournaments she's played! goodluck

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comment by Sasha (U13722213)

posted Oct 7, 2010

Guys, come on. I don't like Wozniacki, but let's give her a celebratory clap for this instead of giving her a metaphoric punch in the kidneys.

Sure, she's certainly not the most impressive number one but she's trying.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

I like Caroline. She has a great temperament and is a fighter on court. She wins most of her matches and is a very positive role model for young players. She is so young and can only improve. She has worked very hard to be No1 and will I am sure win GS titles. Australia will be her target.

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comment by Gimi (U14406911)

posted Oct 7, 2010

"Something is better than nothing". At least history will remember her as "ex number one". She should be congratulated for that, but she is not in the same of class with the Williamses and Beliglians. Not close even.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

ONLY 20 yrs.old.Well done Caroline.

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posted Oct 8, 2010

Sour grapes. The ranking tables show which player consistantly does well in all tournaments. She is self evidently not the best tennis player in the world, but perhaps is the most hardworking. She is getting better every year. The grand slam will undoubtably come...

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posted Oct 8, 2010

Still bears repeating without comment:

Wozniacki 2010 Grand Slam record:

Australian: last 16 loss
French: quarter final loss
Wimbledon: last 16 loss
US Open: semi-final loss

Regardless of all opinions that is quite a record for a World Number One isn't it?

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