Superstar Caroline Wozniacki Sports a Brogue, Chats Up Press
Caroline Wozniacki likes to remind everyone that she is only 23 years old. With so many accomplishments, it’s hard to remember that she still has a lot of championship-caliber matches remaining in her career. A four-time New Haven Open champion, Wozniacki discussed how evenly-matched the top 10 can be in a press conference at New Haven Open on Monday.
“The standard and the level of women’s tennis at the moment is very high and the depth of the game is very wide. It’s small things that make a difference. You just need to be on your toes all the time and take the opportunities you get.”
“I feel like I’m a better player than I was a few years ago. It’s such a mental game. It’s not easy to be at the top all the time. Being 23 and having achieved what I have already is great to look back on in, but as a competitor, I want to do more and hopefully I have a few more good years coming up.”
When I mentioned that Angelique Kerber was sold on coming to 2013 New Haven based on Caroline’s own glowing reviews, she wasn’t worried that bringing would-be challengers to her favorite tournament would be a problem.
“I don’t mind competition. Shes a good friend of mine and we talk a lot. I’m ready to take on anyone on the other side of the net.”
She won’t have to play Kerber after all, as the German was upset yesterday. Wozniacki faces Karin Knapp and will likely reach another New Haven Quarterfinal today.
Note in the video that Wozniacki’s Irish accent is pretty heavy now. The Brogue is apparently contagious and transmitted through continued close contact with Irish Legends.