Caroline Wozniacki relaxed after emphatic start to 2018

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Caroline Wozniacki with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup (Getty Photographs)

Caroline Wozniacki feels the strain is off for the remainder of the season after profitable her first Grand Slam on the Australian Open and returning to the highest of the world rankings.

Wozniacki, 27, defeated Simona Halep in three units final month on Rod Laver Area at Melbourne Park, lastly becoming a member of the ranks of main champions after dropping her first Grand Slam last towards Kim Clijsters on the 2009 U.S. Open.

The Danish star misplaced to Daria Kasatkina within the quarterfinals of the St Petersburg Women Trophy upon her return to motion, however expects to play with loads of freedom all through the 2018 marketing campaign.  

“I am a competitor, I hate to lose and I really like to win and I feel that is motivating me,” she advised WTA Media. 

“I really like to stand there and be the final individual … with the trophy. 

“And I feel clearly it is arduous proper after a Grand Slam if you’ve gained and it has been taking rather a lot out of me. 

“However I am excited to be right here and I am excited for the remainder of the season. 

“However I feel it doesn’t matter what occurs for the remainder of the season, it is nonetheless going to be a really profitable season. 

“However having the prospect now, with three extra grand slams to go, and I am excited to see what they will convey.”

Wozniacki topped the world rankings from October 2010 to February 2011 and once more between February 2011 and January 2012, having briefly been deposed by Clijsters.

After that interval of dominance, it has taken her six years to return to world No. 1, however she claims holding on to her standing as the sport’s prime participant just isn’t a serious motivation. 

“It is an added bonus and clearly it’s extremely particular,” she stated.

“I feel, to get my first grand slam after which attain No. 1 on the similar time was … I could not have scripted it any higher. 

“It was all the things that I might have hoped for. And I feel now, the rating and clearly no matter occurs for the remainder of the yr, I feel it is rather less essential. 

“Clearly I would like to keep No. 1 and I would like to keep there for an extended as potential. 

“However on the finish of the day I feel the truth that I proved myself that I might make it again there was greater for me. 

“After so a few years, to come again to that place, I feel was extra particular and one thing that I cherish lots.”