Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki says she is willing to try out new elements in her game in live matches, even if it might result in losses, in order to reach her goals, which are to win a major and the Olympics.
"It's not easy to lose and I hate to lose and I don't know anything worse than losing," she told TENNIS.com and another reporter. "It's tough because you know you have to break the barrier, but if you know the door is open and you just need to put your foot inside the door, it's worth taking that risk. I'm the kind of player who can take risks in a match and if it doesn't work out, I can always go back to my base and try to grind it out."
Wozniacki, who dismissed coach Ricardo Sanchez after just two months when the Australian Open was completed, and now is just back to working with her father, Piotr, added that she can envision what type of game will take her back to the top.
"I see that game and I know I've played that game before, but you need to get there step by step and its all about timing, belief and getting matches under your belt and getting important points that make decision as to whether you win or lose,” she said. "It's small improvements. You won't see me doing serve and volleying and doing drop shots. You shouldn't repair something that's not broken, I've been in Top 5 for three years I must be doing something right."—Matt Cronin