Former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki says she is excited as well as nervous as she heads to Melbourne for the Australian Open, the final tournament of her prolific career. Wozniacki announced a few weeks ago that she would be retiring at the end of the Australian Open.
In her most recent event, at the ASB Classic in Auckland, she reached the singles semi-final and the doubles final with close friend Serena Williams. The Dane also hopes that she will be on the opposite side of the draw compared to Williams in Melbourne.
According to Yahoo Sports, Wozniacki says, "It's exciting and it's a little nerve-wracking at the same time. I'm going to go out there and have fun and enjoy myself. I love Melbourne. I think it's a great city.
I'll have my family there and part of David's family will be there ... we'll go out and have some nice dinners. And hopefully (Williams and I) will be on opposite sides of the draw next week." Wozniacki is a former champion here in Melbourne, she won the title in 2018 - at that time, Serena was at home having just becoming a mother.
And the American said she could not watch the final because she cannot watch people close to her play such close matches like Wozniacki's 2 hour 49 minute win in the final over Simona Halep. Williams said, "I did not watch absolutely.
I can't watch people that are really close to me. I just remember staying busy. I did not check the score because I would have had a heart attack. The minute it was over I watched all the highlights and I went back and watched the match.
It was unbelievable." While it is unlikely that the pair will play doubles again in Melbourne with both players wanting to put up their best for the singles event, Williams did not completely rule it out either, saying, "We'll talk about it but it's hard to play so many matches."