Wozniacki: “definitely not” becoming a doubles player

Published by Matt Trollope

Caroline Wozniacki: "I think I have improved my net game" (Getty Images)
After her loss to Kristina Mladenovic at Indian Wells, Caroline Wozniacki was asked if she would consider adding anything new to her game. Doubles, apparently, was not the answer.

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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