Caroline Wozniacki has had a difficult year, dropping down from world number 1 to number 7 and having spent the last 10 months not winning a tournament. However, the Danish player is refusing to give up hope believing that she will win the Ladies Singles trophy at this year’s Wimbledon.
Currently playing on the Eastbourne grass courts of Devonshire Park, Wozniacki is polishing her game on with constant practice and the ever-watchful figure of coach and father Piotr is at her side. Although driven off court on occasion by wind and rain, the 2009 US Open finalist has remained committed claiming that “the rain isn’t bothering me too much…..I like Eastbourne. It’s a good place to be ahead of Wimbledon. It’s good to practice on the grass.”
Although enjoying some success in her endorsement ventures, Wozniacki desperately needs a good start to the grass court season if she is to stand a chance of making it through the early rounds at the All England Tennis Club. Having competed at Wimbledon fro the last three years, the closest the aspiring pro has gotten to the Grand Slam title is the fourth round, but this year she has to believe she can win Wimbledon, despite an early third-round exit at the French Open to lower ranked Kaia Kanepi.
So committed is Wozniacki to her belief in beating the world’s best female tennis players this year that she has brought in a new coach – Grand Slam winner Thomas Johansson – to assist Piotr with fine-tuning her performance. Clearly convinced that his winning skills may just rub off on her, Wozniacki has every hope that this year will be the year she wins the grass court Grand Slam, whether the rest of the tennis world agrees with her or not.