Caroline Wozniacki has been dealing with rheumatoid arthritis for almost a year, but she does not see the finish line getting closer yet. The Dane's father and coach Piotr commented on the Wozniacki's status. "Caroline is mentally okay, happy, so I hope she will be ready in the French Open.
I hope that she can play for many more years, she trains well, happy with tennis and so there is no time about retiring. Her focus is on the French Open. She can achieve many good results again, it all depends on her body. Sometimes it works this way but from what I understand from the physiotherapist, she will be okay.
She also likes grass and Wimbledon", said Piotr in an exclusive interview with Tennis World USA. What has been the biggest of Caroline's achievement? "There are many big ones. Winning the Australian Open, the WTA Finals, 55 career-finals."
What was her best match ever? "I cannot answer it now but she had a lot of good matches, winning Majors and WTA Finals." Meanwhile, Mats Wilander commented on what makes Romania special: "I think about tennis, Nadia Comaneci, football, of course.
But for me, Ilie Nastase was a big figure at the beginning of my career. He played the Wimbledon final against Stan Smith. Then I saw Bjorn Borg's first Wimbledon win in 1976. My father loved Ilie Nastase, he became a legend at home.
He was very interesting. As a kid, I was not looking at Ilie Nastase's matches, I was looking at his technique. And when I was a professional player, sometimes I tried to imitate him. I was intrigued by his movement, his hair, his finesse.
It's strange, but I did not notice that part as a rockstar. I first saw him in the Stockholm ATP Finals. I think he was playing against Arthur Ashe. He did something strange, went on the crowds and he sits. I was like, it's crazy.
Then I played against him. In Milan, in 1984 he called me "son" And he still calls me like that. It was very interesting because I was at the beginning of my career, he was in the end."