Wozniacki admits to service tweaks
Originally published on: 18/06/12 00:00
Caroline Wozniacki admits she has been making changes to her serve in recent months.
The 21-year-old Dane, who recently started working with former Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson, joked that she would love to possess the serve of Ivo Karlovic or John Isner, but, more realistically, her own overhead required a few adjustments.
“I am working on everything at the moment,” said Wozniacki ahead of the Aegon International in Eastbourne. “Serve and returns are especially important on grass. I have changed a few things in the serve with my feet.”
After beginning the year at the top of the WTA rankings, Wozniacki has made just one final this year, at her home tournament in Copenhagen in April, but insists she is happy with the way she is hitting the ball.
“I feel like I am playing good tennis. I am enjoying playing and I am enjoying that I am healthy,” said Wozniacki, adding that she doesn’t shy away from putting in the hours in an attempt to improve herself as a player.
“I always like to work hard, I always like to feel like my body is done after a day of practise and I like to know when I go to bed in the evening I have done all that I can to be a better player.”
A champion at the event in 2009, Wozniacki is making her fourth main draw appearance in Eastbourne but, perhaps with her mind on her other half Rory McIlroy, says she has only recently noticed a mini-golf course nearby.
“I’ve been here so many times and I’ve never seen that," admitted the Monte Carlo resident. "I'm planning on going there later today."
Seeded third for the WTA Premier event, Wozniacki plays American Christina McHale in her opening match on Tuesday.