Caroline Wozniacki reveals what she learned the most from her illness

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Caroline Wozniacki reveals what she learned the most from her illness

Caroline Wozniacki defeated Christina McHale in straight sets in their second-round match at the China Open in Beijing. In a press conference, the Dane said: "I think I played pretty aggressively today. I came up with some good volleys, I returned well, I changed direction well I think.

Moving forward I have to keep serving well and returning well, hopefully, just keep playing the way that I have done so far." On how her mentality, the Beijing defending champion added: "Honestly, I feel pretty chill.

I'm just going to go and do my best and that’s all you can really do. You win and you lose some. This year has been pretty tough, but I still believe that when I feel healthy then I can beat anyone, so I’m not stressing about it.

The last couple of weeks, my practices have been great. I’ve been feeling really good and I think that shows in my game. I’m one of those people who needs to practice hard and that’s what gives me confidence in my matches, so I’m just going to try and do my best and that’s it.

It’s the last tournament of the year for me, so hopefully, I can finish off on a high." Wozniacki also said she will end her season after this event ends. Reflecting on her rheumatoid arthritis, she concluded: "My biggest lesson was to take small illnesses on the rise. The small cold I picked up in December snowballed, effectively knocked me out of early hardcourt season."