In the video above you can see the footage of world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki‘s practice with her new coach Ricardo Sanchez in Dubai. Interestingly, her father Piotr, mother Anna and boyfriend Rory McIlory were all there to watch on the best-ranked WTA player. And now that we’ve mentioned the ranking, these days there have been quite a few high-profile diagnosis for Wozniacki’s lack of Grand Slam titles and pieces of advice for her 2012 season.
Nick Bollettieri accused Wozniacki of being too predictable, despite praising her abilities:
If she wants to win a Grand Slam, she should do anything other than what opponents expect of her. They have figured her out […] She has a good foundation to play an elaborate game. She moves extremely well, [but] she can only win a Grand Slam if she disregards the thought that says that she can only get the ball back and be a steady player.
Bollettieri also made a hilarious statement about the patience of Wozniacki’s new coach who used to collaborate with Jelena Jankovic:
Anyone who has managed to work with Jelena Jankovic for long time deserves a medal—it’s not easy to be with her.
Sven Groeneveld, who has helped coach Wozniacki over the past few years, believes that in order to finally win a Grand Slam the Dane has to reduce her schedule.
Does she need to play Madrid, Rome and Brussels in row right up to Roland Garros? And is it really necessary to play a hard-court tournament (Copenhagen) before Wimbledon? The key is to stay focused before and during a Grand Slam.
In addition, in the latest article on Tennis.com by Steve Tignor, Wozniacki is called the “biggest women’s disappointment”.
Hm, even though Wozniacki should do her best to add a Grand Slam title to her biography, she’s not as bad as it’s been widely presented in the tennis world, and analysis of actual numbers here on Women’s Tennis Blog have been proving it, such as “Part 1: Comparison of the five slamless No.1s and the origin of the phenomenon”. Part 2 entitled “Hingis and Davenport were just as slamless No.1s as Jankovic, Safina and Wozniacki and nobody criticized them” will be even more revealing! 😉 Part 2 will be posted in a few days. (photo: Ralf Reinecke)