Caroline Wozniacki answers if she can challenge Iga Swiatek & 'WTA Big Three'

Wozniacki, 33,c set to return to tennis next month.

by Dzevad Mesic
Caroline Wozniacki answers if she can challenge Iga Swiatek & 'WTA Big Three'

2018 Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki thinks there is no reason for her not to believe that she can compete against the likes of Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina. Wozniacki, who turned 33 on Monday, is set to return to pro tennis next month after being sidelined for the past three and a half years.

A lot has changed since Wozniacki last played pro tennis as now there is a completely new group of players that are dominating. But Wozniacki - who won a Grand Slam and reached the world No 1 ranking while Serena Williams was still active - thinks she can make a successful return and again be one of the best in the game.

Wozniacki on challenging Swiatek, Sabalenka & Rybakina

"I have played them before, I know exactly what I am up against. I know they are playing extremely well and aggressive and consistent and it is going to be a tough challenge but I am up for the challenge.

I have fought tough players before and fought my way around so I am going to do the same this time. Obviously there are a lot of good players out there and it is a high level of tennis but I played with the greatest of all time in Serena.

She's the best player I ever played and she isn't around anymore so that feels good to me at the moment! I am happy not to have to play her anymore. I am not putting a time on how long I will play, just see how the body holds up, see how I feel, how the kids and everyone does.

I am excited to be back and excited to be playing and hopefully it will be my best tennis yet," Wozniacki said. Wozniacki's comeback starts in Montreal, where the Dane was handed a wildcard. After Montreal, Wozniacki will also play in Cincinnati and the US Open. It remains to be seen how Wozniacki will look in her return to pro tennis after a long absence.

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