Caroline Wozniacki gets honest on if current generation could beat Serena Williams

Wozniacki shows major respect for Williams' greatness.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Caroline Wozniacki gets honest on if current generation could beat Serena Williams
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Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki suggests no one from the current group of top players would be able to beat Serena Williams on the American's best day. 

Wozniacki, the 2018 Australian Open champion, is set for her first Australian Open since 2020. In her return to Melbourne Park, Wozniacki was asked an interesting question - to compare the current group of top-10 players with the one from half a decade ago. 

Wozniacki, who is 33 years old and has played against numerous great players and great champions throughout her career, acknowledged it is just tough to compare anyone to Williams. Wozniacki played against Williams 11 times and claimed just one win against the American tennis icon.

"I mean, you can't really compare someone to Serena, in my opinion. I think when Serena was on, when she was playing her best tennis, I don't think anyone here would be able to beat her. I'm saying that with having played basically anyone on tour," Wozniacki said.

Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams
Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams© Getty Images Sport - Matthew Stockman
 

Wozniacki also praises the current group of top players

Although Wozniacki doesn't believe that the current group of top players would be able to beat Williams, she still thinks that the women's game has several great players. 

"With that being said, I think we have very strong players, players that are performing at a very high level. I think we're pushing tennis in the right direction. I think there's a lot more players that are playing on a very high level," Wozniacki added. 

Meanwhile, Wozniacki is set to play at Melbourne Park again after previously ending her career there four years ago. 

Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki© Getty Images Sport - Graham Denholm
 

In the Australian Open first round, Wozniacki will be taking on Magda Linette, who made the Australian Open semifinal last year. When Wozniacki and Linette meet, it is going to be their third meeting. Previously, Wozniacki claimed straight-set wins over Linette in 2016 Tokyo and 2017 Indian Wells. 

It remains to be seen if Wozniacki can clinch her third win over Linette and make a triumphant return to the Australian Open.

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