McIlroy boost for Wozniacki in Doha
Caroline Wozniacki gives her everything on the tennis court, but off it she is all smiles as she goes about her WTA duties like meeting the press and doing clinics.
Yesterday, though, she was beaming as she spoke about her future plans at her press conference at the Qatar Open.
The reason: her golfer boyfriend Rory McIlroy is in town and today is Valentine’s Day.
And, as expected, the first question thrown at Wozniacki was about how inspiring it was for her to have McIlroy cheering for her at the tournament, although the Dane was not making a big show about it.
“Well, to be honest, when you’re out on the court, you just focus on the ball and on the game you’re going to play. You don’t really think about too much else around,” Wozniacki said.
“Of course, it’s nice that he’s here, but, you know, once you’re on court, that’s your focus. And off the court it’s nice to have someone there.”
Wozniacki, among the top eight seeds who have been given byes in the first round in Doha, is keen to win back her top ranking she lost to Victoria Azarenka earlier this year, but she is also hoping to make a mark at the Olympics in London.
“I think the Olympics is very big for every player this year. It’s only every four years, and it’s a special event. It’s somewhere where you really want to try to do your best and hopefully try to get a medal.”