Carina Witthoeft... Hell-O slugger!!

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One of the only things that's kept me watching occasional WTA matches these days (years?) has been Aggie Radwanska. Love the dimension and creativity in her game - first saw her playing up close at the US Open some years ago when she was brand new to the tour.

Now we see I think WAY too much of the same robotic baseline play among the ladies. No dimension. No Plan B when, whaddyaknow, one of these chicklets doesn't have enough firepower to overwhelm the big guns like Serena, Petra, or the rest from the back court. Aggie has given me hope that a new generation will come along and bring a more developed game with some variety.

I think that last night's match vs. Angie Kerber (b-day girl!!) was the first time I've seen Carina Witthoeft locking horns with anybody. Safe to say that I'm already looking forward to Indian Wells and Miami where that young lady will have another crack at it on the hard courts. It looked to me as though she outclassed Kerber in just about every category other than, I dunno, let's call it "match wisdom".

Aggie beats lots of opponents using everything but big power. She's convinced me that a new generation will come along armed both with serious baseline power and with sound all-court aggression... check and check as far as what I saw from camp Witthoeft this week.

My prediction: pack your bags Carina, you're headed for the top ten.


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I don't know. I used to think that Halep would be a new Justine Henin but now I could say I was completely wrong.


Oh and it's great to see an attacking all court player to mix up the ball bashing that dominates the women's game.


I enjoyed the part I watched yesterday. The tiebreak (and the couple games before) were really fun.

Over the years I actually have felt like Kerber has been like Aga with power. She may not be as flashy but she has some skills. She's not a BBB or a pusher....


Carina is one of the prettiest on tour. Between herself, Angie and Andrea, there's some gorgeous fit German bodies.
Laura Siegemund, Annika Beck, Julia Goerges, Sabine Lisicki are not too far off either. Something in the water in Germany.


Carina's results at the last 3 majors are 3R, 3R, 2R...and twice in the last 3 majors she has lost to Kerber. She has game, and seems like she can bring it at the majors, however outside the majors she doesn't seem like she does much. She needs to bring it, or else she might become a German Sloane Stephens having runs at the majors but yet can't win a title