Caroline Wozniacki (WTA 3) is Monday’s opponent Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 52) in the first round of the Australian Open. The 28-year-old Danish, old number one in the world, is the titelverdedigster in Melbourne. Wozniacki posted last year its first grandslamzege by in the final the Romanian Simona Halep (WTA 1) to beat.
“I am very much looking forward to re-start in this tournament”, put Wozniacki on Sunday in her press conference began. “Wait for me if titelverdedigster a big challenge. It is hard to imagine that already a year ago that I won. There are pictures anywhere of me here. I felt during my training session in the Rod Laver Arena immediately at my ease.”
Wozniacki, who last autumn announced to cope with the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis, remembering her duel with Alison Van Uytvanck, last year in Rome (6-1, 6-4 in favor of the Danish, ed.), still good. “It is a delicate opponent. She has an unusual style, with flat strokes and a lot of ritmewisselingen. They turn also. I will be as good as possible, you should try returning and aggressive play. The fact that they last year at Wimbledon, Muguruza knocked? That is good for her.”
Coach van Uytvanck: “it is Better to Wozniacki now to take”
Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 52) seems to have little chance against Caroline Wozniacki (WTA 3), but her coach David Basile look at it on the positive side. “We are going to enjoy, it’ll be a nice match.”
“Of course it is not easy to draw”, put the Also of shore in Belga. “But personally I think that Wozniacki is better in the first round encounter in the second week. You see it often that the topreekshoofden vulnerable in the first round of major tournaments. Alison has last year in Rome, a very good match against her played, much better than the score led us to suspect (defeat with 6-1 and 6-4, red.). We are going to us today, prepare well and tomorrow is everything.”
The tactic is for Basile very clear. “Ali will be aggressive, you need to play, without a rush. Wozniacki moves quite well and makes few mistakes. You will need every point against her nearly two times. It is definitely hard, but Alison has the weapons to put her out of her comfort zone to pick up and hurt. The experience of last year, Muguruza to beat at Wimbledon can help. They know that they can, that will make her certainly help in the beginning of the duel.”