It Always Comes Back To Rory: Caroline Wozniacki at Every Single Press Conference
I love local sports reporters. Don’t get me wrong. But if I were Caroline Wozniacki, I’d get so sick of questions about my significant other at every single press conference that I would adopt a No-Rory Rule. This happens in Charleston and New Haven and every other tournament where she’s a top seed. Last year, the romance was newish. This is old news now, gum shoes. But with each McIlroy win, some reporter somewhere loves to stoke the last newsworthy embers of the Caro Loves Rory Love Story for a nifty quote.
I’ll bet Rory McIlroy fields less than half the questions that Caro does about Rory.
- Maybe the local sports “guys” don’t really follow women’s tennis and they talk about the sport they do know?
- Maybe it’s because he’s still winning major tournaments?
- Maybe in some twisted way, it seems more “natural” to ask a woman about her boyfriend than it does to ask a man about his love life?
- Maybe since golf gets better TV ratings than tennis, the press wants to turn a pro tennis press conference into a PGA Wives and Girlfriends Event?
- Maybe it’s a nice and lazy two-fer for sports editors to ‘cover’ two sports at once?
Whatever the reason, I am so bored of it. I hope Wozniacki wins the US Open so the general sports media have better questions to ask.
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.