Caroline Wozniacki highlighted she is not approaching this year's US Open as if it's her last appearance at Flushing Meadows but admitted she is unsure for how long she will remain in pro tennis. Wozniacki, 33, was retired for two and a half years before returning to pro tennis in early August in Montreal.
Now, Wozniacki is set to play at the US Open for the first time since 2019. In her pre-tournament press conference, Wozniacki was asked if her 2023 US Open appearance was "a one-shot deal." "No, I just meant I can't predict the future.
I don't know what's going to happen in a year. But to be here now, 'another time' I guess is a better word, it's great. I don't know how long I'm going to play for. I don't know if it's going to be a year, two years, three years.
I can't predict the future. I also realize that I'm not that young anymore. I'm 33. Obviously you have Venus still playing. She's older than me. You have older players. At the same time I think what I've learned most is that you can't predict the future.
I'm just enjoying being here in the moment. I hope for a great tournament. I'm definitely planning on playing a lot more next year, playing more of a full schedule," Wozniacki said.
Wozniacki on how her body feels, reacts now
In her first tournament since the 2020 Australian Open, Wozniacki defeated Kimberly Birrell before losing to Marketa Vondrousova in the Montreal second round.
After Montreal. Wozniacki also played in Cincinnati where she was beaten by Varvara Gracheva in the first round. "I think the older you get, it always gets more challenging. I think that happens whether you play all the time or whether you've taken a break.
Your body, with age, it takes a little more effort to recover and to make sure everything is in line. But I feel great. I feel good right now. I feel like my body is cooperating at the moment. I'm very happy with that. Yeah, I have great people around me to also help me be in the best possible shape and be as ready as I possibly can for this event," Wozniacki said.
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