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Sport Opportunity knocks for Wozniacki in Melbourne

10:36  12 january  2018
10:36  12 january  2018 Source:   omnisport.performgroup.com

Shriver: Wozniacki or Halep could rid mental scars in Melbourne

  Shriver: Wozniacki or Halep could rid mental scars in Melbourne Pam Shriver thinks either Caroline Wozniacki or Simona Halep would be a popular winner if they are crowned champion in Melbourne.Pam Shriver thinks Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep are capable of removing mental scars by winning a first grand slam title at the Australian Open.

It is six years since Wozniacki 's 67-week reign as world number one was ended by a defeat to Kim Clijsters at the quarter-final stage in Melbourne . With her close friend and defending champion Serena Williams not ready to return after recently giving birth, opportunity knocks at the Australian

The time could be now for Caroline Wozniacki to finally claim a major title after rediscovering top form at the end of last season.

carolinewozniacki - CROPPED: Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki © Provided by Omnisport Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki has long since grown tired of being asked about her failure to win a grand slam, but the resurgent Dane can shed the burden at the Australian Open.

It is six years since Wozniacki's 67-week reign as world number one was ended by a defeat to Kim Clijsters at the quarter-final stage in Melbourne.

The 27-year-old already had reason to be irked by questions about her inability to claim a major at such a relatively early stage of her career.

Injuries and a loss of form led to a fall from grace for the two-time US Open finalist, who has not returned to the top of the rankings since that loss to Clijsters.

Wozniacki feeling no extra pressure ahead of Australian Open

  Wozniacki feeling no extra pressure ahead of Australian Open Still waiting to win a first grand slam title, Caroline Wozniacki said she was under no added pressure ahead of the Australian Open.Caroline Wozniacki feels under no added pressure to win a maiden grand slam title despite entering the Australian Open among the favourites.

The time could be now for Caroline Wozniacki to finally claim a major title after rediscovering top form at the end of last season.

The time could be now for Caroline Wozniacki to finally claim a major title after rediscovering top form at the end of last season.

This time 12 months ago Wozniacki was not being talked of as a potential contender to win the opening grand slam of the year and she duly bowed out in the third round.

But she will start the 2018 tournament next week with an excellent chance of claiming what has proved to be an elusive honour at one of the sport's four headline events after returning to the peak of her powers last season.

Wozniacki claimed the biggest prize of her career at the WTA Finals in October, beating Venus Williams for the first time in eight attempts to be crowned champion.

She prowled around the court like a predator, ruthlessly securing flawless 'bagel' sets against three fellow top-10 opponents en route to finishing the season in style – prompting yet more talk of a potential slam success.

Wozniacki saves two match points in dramatic Aus Open comeback

  Wozniacki saves two match points in dramatic Aus Open comeback Caroline Wozniacki was down 5-1 and facing two match points before outlasting Jana Fett in Melbourne on Wednesday.World number two Caroline Wozniacki emerged from the jaws of defeat to complete a stunning comeback against Jana Fett in three sets at the Australian Open.

It is six years since Wozniacki 's 67-week reign as world number one was ended by a defeat to Kim Clijsters at the quarter-final stage in Melbourne . With her close friend and defending champion Serena Williams not ready to return after recently giving birth, opportunity knocks at the Australian

Melbourne , January 12: Caroline Wozniacki has long since grown tired of being asked about her failure to win a grand slam, but the resurgent With her close friend and defending champion Serena Williams not ready to return after recently giving birth, opportunity knocks at the Australian Open.

Wozniacki was celebrating again when she got engaged to NBA star David Lee just a few days on from her Singapore success and rose to number two in the rankings by finishing runner-up to Julia Goerges in her first event of the year at the Auckland Open last week.

With her close friend and defending champion Serena Williams not ready to return after recently giving birth, opportunity knocks at the Australian Open.

World number one Simona Halep and Czech star Karolina Pliskova have also failed to win a grand slam, while there are doubts over Garbine Muguruza's fitness in a women's event which is wide open.

There may be no better time for Wozniacki to finally put an end to probing about her drought and the flood gates could open if she gets her hands on the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup.

Nadal battles past Schwartzman as Wozniacki cruises through in Melbourne .
The world number one was below his best in a fourth-round clash.On an overcast and muggy day at Melbourne Park, the Spanish world number one was up against his most dangerous opponent yet in pocket-rocket Diego Schwartzman, one of the smallest men on tour.

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