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

by: Matt Cronin | February 22, 2013

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

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.”

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

A slow court could make Caroline Wozniacki a tough out in Singapore

The 27-year-old defeated Svitolina, 6-2, 6-0, in her opening match at the WTA Finals.

Top-ranked Simona Halep beats Caroline Garcia at WTA Finals

Halep was broken once but saved five other break points.

Halep says No. 1 is 'best feeling that I ever had in my tennis career'

Halep defeated Caroline Garcia, 6-4, 6-2, in her opening WTA Finals match on Monday.