Caroline Wozniacki was uncertain about whether to keep playing tennis at the 2016 US Open when she almost left the top-100 before reaching the semi-finals. A year later, in 2017, the decision seems wise as she went on to win the WTA Finals, the biggest title of her career.
Now, she doesn't plan to put an end to her career and to this end, she has also been encouraged to continue by her fiance David Lee, who recently retired from professional basketball. Asked by Ekstra Bladet if his retirement may influence her, Wozniacki replied: 'No.
He's always said it's completely up to me, how and when, so not really. He'd like me to keep playing for another ten years because he thinks coming out to watch tennis is so much fun. On the other hand, it's my decision.' Wozniacki may have a light schedule in 2018.
Is she trying to take inspiration from Serena Williams? 'Not so much. Serena is very special when it comes to tennis. She has her way of doing things which has worked fantastically for her, but she only plays 6-8-10 tournaments a year, so it's a bit different for her.' The world no.
3 also explained why she split with assistant coach and sparring partner Sascha Bajin: 'It's been a good run, and we've done really well together. But I know he wants to be a coach at some point, and that's not what I need on my team right now.
I also think it would be good to get other types of balls back to work with, from some other types of hitting partners. They're usually pretty good at keeping me on my toes. So tennis-wise it's fine with something new.