Caroline Wozniacki's 2019 is a disappointing season so far. The Dane played below expectations, especially considering her incredible 2018. Last year she won the Australian Open, Eastbourne and the Beijing Premier Mandatory, her 30th career title.
For a few weeks, she also came back world lo.1. But at the end of the season, she announced the world she suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, a disease that can affect her physical performance. This year Caroline has had some physical problems, rather than mentally and technically.
She - as always an ardent fighter - had only one highlight: the Charleston final lost against Madison Keys. For the rest, disappointments and problems. In the middle, in June, the wedding in Italy with former basketball player David Lee, with Serena Williams as a maid of honor.
Wozniacki's problem is the management of energies and the physical. Considering that rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease, thinking at 2020, she will have to consider a lean schedule with targeted and precise goals, able to get to tournaments physically in shape and observe recovery and rest periods.
In Beijing, we admired some good performances, and now she will have to start again from those matches to pick up her tennis again. She has fallen to the number 19 of the WTA ranking, and with many new young competitors it will be more difficult, but a player of her strength and her experience can always find solutions to be able to come back to winning titles expressing a good level of tennis.