Caroline Wozniacki, the 27-year-old world number 2 stays true to her career and believes strongly in the need for constant personal development and improvement in her game after ending her grand slam drought.
For the first time since 2012, the Danish professional tennis star bagged her first major title in January at the Australian Open where she defeated Simona Halep and assumed the world No. 1 position.
Her results since then have not really been befitting for her title as she has not been able to make it past a quarterfinals in St. Petersburg and a semifinals at the Qatar Open.
This title brought her fulfillment and even a stronger determination and will to succeed in her career and also the drive to improve and do better in her matches.
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“I think for so many years I have gotten that question about being world No.1 and not ever winning a grand slam. It’s just nice that I got that.” Said Wozniacki to reporters.
“It was basically the only thing missing from my resume.”
It is inevitable that fans all over the world will be wondering how Wozniacki will maintain her position and momentum seeing that she just attained the grand slam title for the very first time. Auspiciously, she is not even relaxed with just being the world number 1 and is bent on improving her game to keep up with more successes in her career.
“I think I’m such a competitor that I hate losing and for me just being out there and knowing all the time that I can improve every time and do big things, that’s what drive me.” She explained.
“When I stop having that drive, it’s time to stop.”
She obviously understands that some players can just deteriorate and go down the slope after triumphing in major matches. Sloane Stephens for one lost eight consecutive matches on the tour after winning the US open last September and ended the terrain last month in Acapulco.
“I can see sometimes how it is hard for people to get back into it after winning a grand slam, but I think, especially for me, it wasn’t so much about winning in Australia. But it was just the whole thing.” Said Wozniacki.
The next challenge will be at this week’s BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Seeded second in the tournament, Wozniacki is bidding to win the event for the first time since 2011. It will be her 12th straight appearance in California, but this time she enters the draw without a cloud looming over her.
“I feel like if I play well for the rest of the year then I have a chance to finish No.1.” Wozniacki stated.
“Day-by-day for me is just about improving my game, having fun and staying injury free. That is my short-term goal.
“Whether I am one, two or three right now it doesn’t really make a difference to me.” She added