Wozniacki Won’t Change Her Philosophy

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Caroline Wozniacki has struggled this year, but she is not willing to change much. Yes, she practices hard, and the 25 year old loves to watch her other players, but at this point, she is not willing to re-do her strokes.

The former No. 1 has yet to win a Grand Slam event, but she has reached the final at the 2014 US Open and she felt that if she played a little better; she could have upset Serena Williams.

Right now, she believes that when she is hitting the ball correctly, she could topple anyone.

“You’re not trying to change your game,” Wozniacki said.  “You grow up and automatically everyone finds the game they’re comfortable with. Some people are comfortable with running side to side, some people are not comfortable running at all and have to take the ball earlier and hit the ball hard.

It just comes naturally from a very young age. You can really see what the player is good at.”

This year, the No. 5 Wozniacki has been up and down this season. She reached the final of Auckland, but fell against Venus Williams in the final. At the Australian Open, one of her old friends, Victoria Azarenka, took her out in the second round. She lost early at Indian Wells and Miami, but she managed to win Kuala Lumpur. On clay in Stuttgart, she upended Simon Halep and reached the final, but deep in the third set, she couldn’t hold it, losing against Angie Kerber.

She fell early at the French Open and at Wimbledon, the eventually finalist Garbine Muguruza out hit her in the fourth round.

Wozniacki was good at times this year, but she was also fairly bad. Now she wants to win the US Open in six week’s time. She says that she understands how exactly she should hit.

“For me, I go from offense to defense, defense to offense. I’m fine with running down balls,” she said. “But I also add to my game. I can step it up if I have to. You just try to get better at the things you maybe aren’t as good at. It’s not that all of a sudden I have to hit winners from 10 feet behind the court. That’s not what it’s about. It’s about always trying to improve.”

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