World Ranked # 5, Danish" Caroline Wozniacki "
at 2017 US Open Player Media Availibility Press Conference !
NEW YORK(SMI-WIRE,08.26-09.10.17)The USTA held its annual US Open player media availibility today, inviting credentialed US & International press members from broadcast and media outlets to participate in a press conference with World Ranked men's & women's tennis professional players that will compete in the 2017 US Open Tennis Championship starting on August 28, 2017 at Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, New York.
Top ranked players from Karolina Pliskova (Czech, world ranked# 1 ), Rafael Nadal(Spaniard world ranked # 1), Simona Halep (Romanian, world ranked #2), Roger Fereder (Swiss world ranked #3), Garbine Muguruza( Spaniard-Venezuelan world ranked #3 ), Angelique Kerber (German, world ranked #6 ), Alexander Zverev (German, world ranked #6), Madison Keys (American, world ranked # 16), Andy Murray (British, world ranked # 2), and Caroline Wozniacki( Danish, world ranked #5 ), participated in the player media availibility with the press.
Caroline Wozniackia is a Danish professional tennis player. She is a former world No 1 on the WTA Tour, having held this position for 67 weeks.She was the first woman from a Scandinavian country to hold the top ranking position and 20th overall.She finished on top of the rankings in both 2010 and 2011.
Wozniacki has won 25 WTA singles titles, including six in 2010 and 2011, the most in a year by a WTA player from 2008–2011.She was runner-up at the 2009 and 2014 US Opens and the 2010 WTA Tour Championships in Doha to Kim Clijsters. She won the 2006 Wimbledon Girls' Singles title and also holds two WTA titles in doubles. In 2008, Wozniacki won the title of WTA Newcomer of the Year.
Wozniacki's playing style centers on "the defensive aspects of tennis with her anticipation, movement, agility, footwork and speed all first-rate and key parts of her game." She also anticipate serves with aggressive footwork. Her two-handed backhand is one of her best weapons as she is capable of turning defense into offense, most notably the backhand down-the-line. Her defensive playing style has her contemporaries label her a counter-Puncher.
Starlight Media Illustrated attended the player-media availibility event at the US Open and this is what Caroline Wozniacki said during the Q & A from the press:
Q. More than half a dozen players have a shot at being No. 1 at the end of this tournament. What do you think that say about the wide number of opportunities there are for players?
Caroline Wozniacki: Well, I think the ranking system at the moment is done so that if you don't make finals and win tournaments, you don't even have a shot at that.
So you'll see how the ranking system is done, the top 6,7, 8 players maybe have a lot of points and then from 10 to 20 or 25 it's kind of like everything kind of goes really close together. You know , I think you can make big jumps if you have, like, a great event.
So, you know, I think obviously it's been a good year for me, and I'm excited to be in the position I'm in.
Q: But in terms of how wide open you think the field is and who can win, what is it in your estimation at this particular tournament, given players who have won tournaments this year and who isn't here in the way of Serena ?
Caroline Wozniacki: Well, I think obviously Serena is always, you know , the favorite when she plays, and she's at a level on her own when she's playing her best tennis.
But, you know, we're here, and I think everyone has a shot if they play their best. But it's all about playing well for two weeks.
Q. You have made six finals without winning. What do you need to do to get over the hump when you come her ? Has that been particularly frustrating to you ?
Caroline Wozniacki: No, as long as I keep putting myself in those situations, I'm pretty happy with that. You know, it will always go up and down. The finals I was in.
It is what it is. I have had a good year, and I'm happy to be where I'm.
Q. When you get to New York, obviously you love this city, what are the things the minute
you step off the plane you need to do to get in the zone ? Is it getting to a certain restaurant,
Caroline Wozniacki: Yeah, It's just kind of getting into my apartment, just kind of settling in, and then—yeah, I don't know. I see my friends, call my friends, have a nice dinner somewhere. And I think as soon as I get here, It's just a vibe of the city. I really feel like it's electric and positive and happy and it just gets me in a good mood.
Yeah, I love being here. I think it's such an amazing city.
Q. We know you're friends with Serena. Wondering if you went to the baby shower ? It was sort of a retro shower, and if you could tell us what it was like if you were there...
Caroline Wozniacki: I know, I didn't go. I was invited but I didn't go, because I was playing in Toronto. Well, it was right before Toronto and I was in Toronto already.
I was a little bummed out , because I heard it was so much fun, and I heard it was great and they had a great time. You know, maybe I'll make the next one (smiling ) Just saying.
Q. You travel to so many cities throughout the year. I'm curious what it is about New York that made you want to live here ? Do you remember that moment where you thought this is where I want to get a place to stay ?
Caroline Wozniacki: Well, I think New York is so special. First of all, it's easy to get in and out of New York. Especially when we have such a busy schedule as we do. It's a nice base to have in America. And then, yeah, growing up I went here when I was six years old, first time in New York, and I loved it here. I just always thought that would be a really cool place
to, a really cool city to have a place in.