Wozniacki hoping for a quick recovery
Originally published on: 29/08/12 00:00
Hampered by the right knee injury that caused her to retire midway through her semi-final match in New Haven last week, Wozniacki managed just four games in a 6-2 6-2 defeat to Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania but the world No.9 is already looking to the future.
"After the year's finished you can evaluate, you can see what was good and wasn't so good and work from there,” said the 22-year-old Dane. "I still have plenty of years in me. Hopefully I can just turn it around and play even better."
Wozniacki lost her No.1 ranking this January after losing to Kim Clijsters in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open since then has slid to No.9. Defeat in the third round at Roland Garros was followed by first round exits at both Wimbledon and now the US Open, either side of her run to the quarter-finals at the Olympics.
”Definitely the Grand Slams haven’t been great,” admitted the 2009 US Open runner-up, who had her knee heavily strapped throughout her first round match at Flushing Meadows and needed treatment on court before slipping to defeat.
“You always want to go in and do your best no matter what’s happening out there,” added Wozniacki. “I tried. I didn’t play particularly well and made too many errors.
“It’s unfortunate because it’s a huge tournament, a tournament you want to play well in.”
Wozniacki has 18 WTA titles to her name but has reached just one final this year, falling to Angelique Kerber in the Copenhagen title-match, and the Dane is hoping for a quick recovery as she bids to end her season on a high.
“I think it’s a temporary issue,” she said. “Hopefully it will get better quickly. It’s frustrating to have some injuries, but it happens to everyone. It’s just about moving on.”