Caroline Wozniacki wants to comeback to the elite group in women’s tennis proving at the 2016 Pan Pacific Open that she still one of the best players in the world. The Danish pro beat Japanese youngster Naomi Osaka, 7-5 6-3 Sunday to win her first WTA title for the 2016 season.
Wozniacki is a former world number one in women’s tennis but has crashed out of the Top 10 and Top 50 in recent world rankings. The drop in her play is being blamed to various injuries. There are even rumors that Wozniacki was considering retirement from tennis already.
However, her win in Tokyo, Japan will stop those tennis rumors of retirement of the 26-year-old pro from Odense, Denmark.
Caroline Wozniacki struggled early in the final of the Pan Pacific Open but recovered in crucial moments of the match.
“It’s a final, both of us have had a great week, I just wanted to go out there and have fun and try and play well,” Wozniacki stated during the post-match interview, via Reuters. “I’m just enjoying it, you never know when injuries are going to happen and you are going to be taken away from the game, so I’m just enjoying every minute of it.”
“She’s been playing really good and is going to be a great player and is already rising up the rankings so fast,” Wozniacki added about here Japanese opponent. “I have no doubt we’re going to see her in many, many more finals.”
Caroline Wozniacki was once a top player in women’s tennis making the championship rounds of the 2009 and 2014 US Open.
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