Caroline Wozniacki: the only thing lacking on my CV is a grand slam

The Dane has bounced back from the heartbreak of 2014 and is in great form heading to Melbourne for the first grand slam of the year

It is hard to think of a better line to sum up Caroline Wozniacki’s career to date than the one she offered herself on Saturday: “It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon.” The Australian Open, which begins here onMonday, will be Wozniacki’s 32nd grand slam event. She has been world No1, this is her eighth time in the main draw in Melbourne and she is beginning her 10th year on Tour. At 24, there are a few more aches than when she first burst on to the scene but she begins this year as the world No8 and, for perhaps for the first time in a few years, a serious contender for the title.

That’s a remarkable achievement when you consider what Wozniacki went through in the first half of last year, when the very public break-up of her relationship with Rory McIlroy left her heartbroken. But Wozniacki has always loved proving people wrong and in the second half of the year she bounced back in style. She reached the final of the US Open and even ran the New York Marathon, around the time when she had expected to be getting married. Somehow, she seems totally rejuvenated.

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