Monday, November 30, 2009

The Barbados exhibition : S. Williams beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-4.

I don't care about the score of this match and about the match as it was no serious stuff. People from The Barbados had loads of fun, I presume : I'm pleased for them.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Caroline in The Barbados training and playing this week-end exhibition match.

Wozniacki in for tennis battle with Serena this weekend in Barbados.


International tennis superstar Caroline Wozniacki arrived at the Grantley Adams International Airport yesterday just days before she she is scheduled to do battle with Serena Williams at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium.

The world number 4 was all smiles as she greeted the press at the Grace Adams Suite yesterday and noted that it was always a dream of hers to come to Barbados.

“I was really looking forward to coming here and spending some time hear. I have heard some wonderful things of Barbados and I am looking forward to exploring the island,” said Wozniacki.

Wozniacki noted that Williams was the first person she heard talking about the match-up and then she was approached by her agent. According to her when she heard it was going to be in Barbados she jumped at the opportunity.

She is coming off of an hamstring injury she picked up at the BGL Luxembourg Open, forcing her to retire hurt from that tournament. However, the Danish superstar is confident that everything is great.

“I am feeling really good now; I had a lot of days off. I started to practice last week and now I feel good, I feel fit. Yeah I am ready,” said Wozniacki.

Playing against current world number 1 Serena Williams is not going to be easy but Wozniacki is up for the challenge.

“She is a great player and has a great personality as well a really nice girl. I am really looking forward to seeing her here,” said Wozniacki.

Wozniacki will be the staying at the Sandy Lane Hotel, along with her mother Anna, father Piotr and brother Patrik. She turned pro in July 2005 and has won six World Tennis Association Tour singles and was runner up in this year’s US Open.

Link to the article

Don't think it's clever playing an exhibition match knowing she has just recovered from injuries and also she hasn't rested enough after very heavy 2009 season. It maybe is great for The Barbados seeing a bit of the WTA big guns with such exhibition match but for me such exhibitions are a waste of time and energy.

Friday, November 20, 2009

News about Caroline's injury !

Todays doctors visit went well, Caro is 100% fit again. She will start running tomorrow and get about 30 mins tennis training a day untill Barbados.

"It went very well. She is fresh and healthy and ready for hard training from tomorrow," says her father and coach, Piotr Wozniacki, to TV 2 Sport after Caroline Wozniackis visiting her physiotherapist Monday.

"This means that all the little injuries that Caroline had at the end of the season was not as serious as I was talking about," stresses relieved Piotr Wozniacki.

Starts with jogging:

The young Danish tennis player starts with training relatively quietly, so the damage does not pop up again.

"She starts up with jogging and then she plays about a half hour of tennis each day at first. Next week we go to Barbados, where she will get a real tennis training program again," says Piotr Wozniacki.

NB : The news is of Tuesday but a very good news if we believe her physio. I hope the injury is perfectly healed.

Caroline Wozniacki tennis academy

Wozniacki tennis academy.

Caroline Wozniacki is now launching a project, which is ultimately to create a new Danish top player.

Caroline will, with her father Piotr, start a tennis academy in Copenhagen, where young aspiring talents can get competent training and insight into life as a tennis professional.

"I feel that for me it is important to give some of all the talent out there a chance. In this way we, who have tried it, can give our knowledge to new aspiring talents," says Caroline Wozniacki and explain.

"It will be twice a month the first year where we're going to try to give young talents the opportunity to live as professional tennis players," says Caroline Wozniacki to TV2 Sport and describes one of the ideas behind the project.

Talents should be trained hard:
"They will be trained hard so that they experience what it is like to live as a tennis player at the highest levels with diet and workout plans and everything that goes with it," explains the 19-year tennisstar and insists that anyone can join.

A central figure in the academy is Caroline Wozniackis father Piotr, who has trained his daughter to be among the world's best female tennis players.

"I have gained much knowledge by traveling with Caroline, about being a professional tennis player. This I want to pass on. It is important for me to say that we will not make money on this project," says Piotr.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Great Off-Court Picture of Caroline Wozniacki.

Credit : Caroline Wozniacki Official Website

Other pictures of Caroline's holliday in Mauritius with the Radwanska's sisters and Angelique Kerber !

Here's the link to have a look at other pictures of Caroline's hollidays in Mauritius. She was with her best friends : The Radwanska sisters and also with Angelique Kerber.

Link to the pictures

Monday, November 16, 2009

Caroline Wozniacki in Bikini

A Papparazi took this picture when she was on hollidays at Mauritius. I don't like to post such picture but hey I will make an exception because it's off-season.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Caroline will play doubles with Medina Garrigues ( ESP ) next season.

New doubles partner for Caroline Wozniacki and more double matches next year.

Caroline Wozniacki has decided she wants to play more double matches next season since she as a top 10 player isn't allowed to participate in nearly as many single tournaments next year.
Wozniacki has just said yes to partner with the 27-year old Anabel Medina Garrigues from Spain for the whole season next year, after having had Cirstea as regular doubles partner this year.
Caroline say she and Garrigues have agreed to play about 10 tournamnets together next year. All 4 Grand Slams and the biggest Masters tournaments. Garrigues and Wozniacki won 2008 China Open together, the only time they have been partners until now.
One of Caroline's two career doubles tournamnet victories so far. The other was 2009 Memphis with Victoria Azarenka.
Anabel Medina Garrigues is currently ranked 11 in doubles.

Garrigues' regular doubles partner Virginia Ruana Pascal is about to end her career, so Garrigues had to find a new doubles partner for next season and chose Wozniacki who has now accepted to partner with Garrigues.
Garrigues and Ruana Pascal has won French Open doubles the last two years and won silver at the 2008 Olympics after loosing the final to the Williams sisters.
So Caroline has something to live up to in doubles next year.

From having played 26-27 tournamnets in 2009, Wozniacki is only going to participate in 16-18 tournamnets in 2010.
One of the tournaments she's forced to not play in 2010 is "Swedish Open" in Båstad. She won this tournamnet in 2008 and was in the final in 2009. As a top 10 player she's only allowed to play 1 USD220,000 tournamnet every half season and "Swedish Open" in Båstad is held only one month prior to Caroline playin "Danish Open" in Farum in August.