Caroline Wozniacki has hired former world number 1 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario as her new coach. The new partnership was confirmed by Wozniacki's farther, Piotr Wozniacki, who gave an interview with Danish website TV2.
According to Wozniacki's farther, the four time Grand Slam champion will be coaching the world number 5 until the French Open with the possibility of extending the partnership. "Arantxa will be with us for the upcoming tournaments in Rome and Madrid, and she will also train with Caroline in between tournaments in Monaco.
The agreement will run until the French Open, and if all is well then, we will continue". Piotr Wozniacki said. In recent years Wozniacki has endured disappointing results on clay. She hasn't won a title on the surface since the 2011 Copenhagen Open where she took the title without dropping a single set throughout the tournament.
In more recent years the Danish tennis sensation has suffered a series of early losses in the clay court tournaments and hasn't made a quarter final on the surface since the 2013 Charlston Open. Since her 2013 quarterfinal, Wozniacki has produced a clay court win-loss record of 2-7 with her only victories being against Laura Robson and Ekaterina Makarova.
The poor record on clay may explain why Wozniacki has recruited Sanchez Vicario, who was a formidable force on the clay during her career. On clay the 43-year-old won 20 WTA tournaments, three French Open titles and a bronze medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic games.
It is understood that Wozniacki has been working with Sanchez Vicario since the start of April. On the second of April Wozniacki tweeted a photo of her with the team which included Vicario.
Team photo! Getting pointers from a former French Open Champion is definitely inspiring! #Arantxa #keepgettingbetter pic.twitter.com/P9zOK3ilS5 — Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) April 2, 2015The first test for Wozniacki in this year's clay court season will be at the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Germany which begins on April 20th.
She will be in the field alongside Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep and Petra Kvitova. .