SportAustralian Open: Caroline Wozniacki believes she can claim back-to-back titles

07:45  13 january  2019
07:45  13 january  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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That belief has taken her to her first Australian Open final, where Simona Halep awaits Saturday. Not only will the Aussie Open title be on the line, but the Caroline Wozniacki is within reach of finally securing a Grand Slam title . EPA/MARK CRISTINO. "I think I've added a few things to my game

Caroline Wozniacki (R) (Danish: [kɑːoliːnə vʌsniˈɑɡi]; Polish: [vɔʑˈɲatskʲi]; born 11 July 1990) is a Danish professional tennis player. She is a former world No. 1 in singles.

Australian Open: Caroline Wozniacki believes she can claim back-to-back titles © Getty Images Caroline Wozniacki will defend her Australian Open crown in Melbourne Caroline Wozniacki believes she can win the Australian Open as the third seed prepares to defend her title in Melbourne.

Wozniacki returns to Melbourne Park 12 months after claiming her maiden grand slam by outlasting Simona Halep.

The Danish star – who also won in Eastbourne and Beijing last year – is relishing the opportunity to try to go back-to-back at the Australian Open.

"I'm just excited. I think it's a positive to be here as the defending champion," Wozniacki said during a news conference on Sunday.

"I'm just taking it as a nice, fun challenge. I can't believe it's already been a year. It doesn't feel like it to me. It's great to be back."

Champion Wozniacki eases into second round

Champion Wozniacki eases into second round World No.3 Caroline Wozniacki is through to the second round of the Australian Open after a straightforward win over Alison van Uytvanck.

Wozniacki , 27, defeated Simona Halep at the Australian Open in three sets to win her first Grand Slam title after faltering in two previous finals. MELBOURNE, Australia — One by one, former Grand Slam champions welcomed Caroline Wozniacki to the club late Saturday night at Melbourne Park

Wozniacki held back tears as she addressed the crowd. “I dreamed of this moment for so many years,” she said. “To be here today is a dream come true. Wozniacki admitted that her medical timeout, taken in the third set when trailing 4-3, had enabled her to refocus on her gameplan, and take a more

"I think for me, every time I step into a tournament, I want to win it. I feel like I have a chance to win it, but I have to play my best game," Wozniacki added.

"Honestly, I just want to hold the trophies. That's really it."

Wozniacki, who has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, will open her Australian Open campaign against Alison Van Uytvanck.

"Tricky opponent," Wozniacki told reporters.

"She plays aggressively, has a big serve. I have to go in and play aggressive myself, get a lot of returns back, serve well."

The Australian Open kicks off on Monday, January 14 at Melbourne Park. Wozniacki is scheduled to play against Uytvanck at 7:00pm, at Rod Laver Arena.

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