Wozniacki Hasn’t Had A Good Year

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The Danish woman Caroline Wozniacki was more than pleased that she is in Beijing, remembering about 2011 when she won the tournament and she was No. 1. Then she thought that very soon, that she would win a Grand Slam. But she has yet to do it.

This week before she lost to Angie Kerber in Beijing, she was smiling.

“Getting to the No.1 ranking in the world, beating the No.1 player, was definitely a dream come true,” Wozniacki said. “It brings back great memories to be here.  A lot of things have changed in the tournament since then, like they built a new court and a lot of other things. But at the end of the day, I remember this day when I became No.1 very clearly.”

This year, however, she hasn’t played well for the most part. After losing to Kerber, it is highly unlikely that she will be able to reach the WTA Finals Singapore.

In 2014, Wozniacki was rising during the fall, reaching the final of the US Open, reached the final of Tokyo, the semis of Wuhan. At the WTA Finals, where she beat Maria Sharapova, Aga Radwanska and Petra Kvitova before falling against her friend Serena Williams in three sets when she had a match point but couldn’t pull it off. Still, she thought that she was ready to win a major in 2015.

But she has been unable to and could fall out of the top 20 this year.

“I don’t think it’s been the best season,” Wozniacki said. “But I just keep fighting and keep trying to do my best.”

Wozniacki is 25 years old, right in the middle. She has been playing for 10 years and while she has said that her legs are now constantly sore, she could improve over the long run.

Serena Williams is 34 years old and she has won three Grand Slam events this season. It could be that the older players are smarter and more successful.

“I think obviously the more experienced players have been playing well. When you have a lot of experience, your game, your body,” Wozniacki said. “A lot of those women have been playing really well. I think it’s really tough as a young one. It was also when I was young.  But I was one of the lucky ones that was able to win a lot when I was young. Hopefully I can keep doing that for a few more years.”

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