Caroline Wozniacki fell to Kristina Mladenovic on Thursday at Indian Wells in a match she admitted she was controlling but left slip away.
And, as has been a recurring theme throughout her career, she found herself of the receiving end of a barrage from a more aggressive, adventurous player.
Mladenovic came from behind to win 3-6 7-6(4) 6-2, her superior power and willingness to attack the net paying dividends.
Wozniacki has long been lauded for her retrieving abilities but often criticised for possessing too defensive a mind-set in matched.
She was asked if she would consider changing anything about her game – especially when seeing that an opponent such as Mladenovic was one of several emerging players regularly playing both singles and doubles.
“You will definitely not see me become a doubles player. That’s 100 percent,” Wozniacki answered.
“And I think 12 years on tour, I’m fine with just playing singles. It’s enough of a grind. I think you will always try and add to your game.
“And I think if you play well in the singles, I think just it’s too much to play singles and doubles, although it’s a fun game.
“But I keep improving. I think I have improved my net game. And I think if you look overall the last weeks and tournaments, I think I’ve come to the net more than I have in the past.
“You won’t see me do serve and volleys, but when the opportunity comes, I’ll come to the net.”
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