The Dane Eurosport commentator Michael Mortensen explained how being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis will affect Caroline Wozniacki's professional and private life. In February the world No. 3 didn't commit to the Qatar Total Open in Doha where she reached the final last year.
'Caroline will focus on the big tournaments in 2019. She will not pick any small tournament to win. There will be a focus on Grand Slams and tournaments where she got to defend a lot of points. She has to win the titles she feels to and she has nothing to improve.
Winning a Grand Slam is a motivation for her', said Mortensen. 'She will not play as many tournaments as before, and we will see also a smarter Caroline that does not make too much effort in extremely long rallies. She becomes a little more aggressive.
She needs to avoid long rallies.' Mortensen believes that being engaged to the former NBA star David Lee can make life easier for Wozniacki: 'He is there 24 hours a day for her. When you love a person so much, you are just there.
The safety of her life makes Caroline more relaxed. She looks forward to that there is off-court and the calmness in her life gives her balance both mentally and physically.' Mortensen finally praised Wozniacki's year.
The Dane won the Australian Open defeating Simona Halep after an epic three-set final. 'It was the biggest season in her career. She won her maiden Grand Slam title and it was a freedom for her. All the criticism about her not winning a Major dropped off now.
She needs to be very proud about her season.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title