Caroline Wozniacki: Why World's No. 1 Won't Win at 2011 Wimbledon

Sean ClairCorrespondent IJune 22, 2011

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 21:  Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reacts to a play during her first round match against Arantxa Parra Santonja of Spain on Day Two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 21, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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The question of when will, or sometimes can, Caroline Wozniacki win her first major title is always brought up before every major tournament.

That same question was brought up coming into this year's Wimbledon Championships. 

Wozniacki is extremely consistent and plays a bunch of matches every year. She seems to be one of those players who would rather play than practice. This is what feels comfortable to her, we must assume.

She has been steady at majors, usually making at least the quarters or better (except for this year's French Open).

I do believe that she will eventually win that grand slam title, but it won't come at Wimbledon this year, and it may never come at Wimbledon.

A few reasons Wozniacki isn't suited to win at Wimbledon.

Her game doesn't translate extremely well to the grass court surface. 

Wozniacki is not an offensive player. She is more of counter puncher, who looks to be aggressive on mistakes from her opponents.

She has said herself that playing long matches is not a problem for her, but usually the grass (yes, even since it's been slowed down) rewards the player who looks to end the point quickly. That just doesn't fit into her game.

In her opening-round match, she had a great number in unforced errors with only four. However, she only had 11 winners showing her cautious style of play.

Secondly is that her serve is not a weapon for her.

Wozniacki can sometimes hit a serve 110 mph, but rarely does because she would rather just get the point started and go from there.

Her first round match again reflects this. She had an average first-serve speed of 102 mph and only two aces.

Lastly is that there are other women in the field who have the games that succeed on the grass.

Maria Sharapova and the Williams sisters (even with all the time missed) are probably considered more of contenders than Wozniacki.

All three of these players have big serves and have ground-strokes that the grass rewards.

They also have already won one or multiple titles at the All England Club.

In the end, Wozniacki's game, added with the games of other women around her, just don't scream for her success at Wimbledon. 

She will win a major one day, but Wimbledon 2011 is not where it will come.