Wozniacki on code violation: I didn’t understand coaching rules

by: Matt Cronin February 22, 2013

Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki says she did not realize she couldn’t ask her father and coach, Piotr, for coaching advice while he was sitting in the stands during her 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 win over Marion Bartoli in Dubai.

Wozniacki, who is a member of the WTA Players Council (which helps make tour rules), received a warning for illegal coaching.

“I’m not sure if it’s coaching if I talk to the coach, but apparently that’s new rules, so I guess that I can’t say anything nowadays,” she told reporters. “I was telling him things, and all of a sudden I hear I get a code violation. I’m like, okay.”

She then added with a laugh: “I was telling him what I was doing wrong. There’s not much he can say because he knows that if he says yes, then he’s in trouble, and if he says no, he’s in trouble too.”

More Stories

'I won't be silent': Serena Williams pens powerful Facebook post against police brutality

"I would never forgive myself if something happened to my nephew," Williams wrote. "He's so innocent."