Caroline Wozniacki often gets inspired by Serena Williams in order to go through her disease, rheumatoid arthritis, that she was diagnosed with last year. At the Australian Open, Wozniacki said: 'I think it's very interesting and obviously Serena is the greatest player to ever play the game so for me to just listen to her experiences has been a big learning experience for me and it's interesting to hear the mindset of the best and it's amazing because she has had a baby, being back on Tour so shortly after and playing.'
Wozniacki also recalled her 2018 title she won beating Simona Halep in a three-set final: “I can’t believe it’s been a year already – it’s awesome to be back. It means so much to me. It’s something I’ve wanted my whole career, and something I waited for a long time.
To finally get that there was very special – it’s the Happy Slam, it’s the first slam of the year, and it just made my year so much more enjoyable. It’s something I always hoped for and dreamt of, and to be back here, it just feels so great.
The first time I came back here and hit on the courts, I thought, ‘Okay, I’m home.’ I feel like these courts are suited for me, so it’s incredible to be back. I’m just enjoying every minute of it”.
Wozniacki was also asked if she looks at draws: “When I was a junior, a long time ago, I used to look, but most of the time I used to lose and realise it doesn’t matter. So then I stopped looking at the draws, and I started winning, so I figured I may as well keep going.
For me, it’s so important to stay in the moment. There are so many great players out there, so many that can beat anyone on a good day. So for me, it’s all about focusing on this opponent and what I need to do out there in my next match”.