Caroline Wozniacki hoping to find her game on clay this summer

by: Matt Cronin | May 04, 2018

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Caroline Wozniacki has never played her best tennis on clay. (AP)

No. 2-ranked Caroline Wozniacki has never made a huge impression on clay but is aiming to change that this season as part of her goal of recapturing the top ranking.

The Dane is coming off her first Slam title at the Australian Open, and says that has had a big effect on her. 

"I basically won everything else there was to win in tennis but a Grand Slam. It feels different, it is an amazing feeling,” Wozniacki told Sky Sports. “To clinch that and capture the world ranking was an amazing start to the year, and going into tournaments now I feel relaxed. No. 2 is not really my main goal right now. At the end of the year I would love to finish No. 1, so that is my long term goal.” 

Match point from Wozniacki's win over Simona Halep in the Australian Open final: The 27-year-old began her clay-court season by retiring at Istanbul with an abdominal injury, but played an exhibition with Venus Williams in Copenhagen this week.

While Wozniacki most enjoys playing on hard courts, she can tolerate the clay and says that at the moment, there is a lot of opportunity for all the players.

“I want to have a great clay-court season and play really well at the French Open," she said. "Clay is not my favorite surface but, at the same time, I don't feel like we have real clay-court specialists, so I think it is wide open and I could catch it just as much as any other player. I am excited, I am up for the challenge.”

Coverage begins on Tennis Channel and Tennis Channel Plus on Sunday

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