The sky is not falling. I am a Caroline Wozniacki fan, but this was not how I envisioned her starting 2013, with a first round loss at the 2013 Brisbane International to Ksenia Pervak. Early season upsets happen when top players might not be in top form. However…this is Caro we are talking about so we have to be careful. Is this an early season blip or the continuation of a decline? I hope the former. I really think it’s more that than anything else. But time will tell.
4th seed Angelique Kerber was pushed to a 3rd set before ultimately prevailing over Anna Tatishvili, 6-2 4-6 6-2. To me, Angelique was the big surprise of 2012 on the women’s side, just as her countrywoman Andrea Petkovic was in 2011. Who will step up in 2013 and surprise us with her play? I can’t wait to see.
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