Wozniacki: I lost motivation last year

by: Matt Cronin | April 24, 2013

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Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki tells Tennis Journal that she temporarily lost her motivation last spring. At the time she was dealing with back and ankle injuries, as well as allergies.

“I don't like to make excuses so I am just going to go out there and play, but it wasn't a good thing,” Wozniacki said. “I felt like I had really won so much and had a few small injuries and couldn’t practice the way I wanted to and I was like 'Ugh’ when I went on court and didn’t feel like I should win. I felt my game should be at better stage and I started to make some decisions that I would not have made in the past and then all of a sudden I was forcing things and that doesn’t make it fun.”

Wozniacki hit an emotional low in a three-hour, three-set, third-round loss to Kaia Kanepi at Roland Garros where she spent part of the match yelling at the chair umpire.

“Everything just builds up and all of sudden you are not the same player you want to be,” she said.
 

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