Caroline Wozniacki vows not to exhaust herself in 2015.
What she said:
“My only problem with Serena is that I’m tired of losing to her. So I told her, Watch out, I’m coming for you in 2015.”
Caroline Wozniacki nominated her good friend and fellow competitor on the WTA tour Serena Williams for this year’s Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.
In a heartfelt essay, the Dane said:
“When you go through hard times, you find out who your true friends are, and Serena Williams was one of the first people to be there for me when my engagement unraveled last spring. She didn’t have to support me—she has her own life, her own problems and her own career to worry about—but she was there when I needed someone to lean on the most. We talked on the phone, and she told me that it was going to be hard to recover, but that when I did get to the other side, I was going to be a stronger person. And now I am.”
“Serena is always concerned about her family and friends. She stays true to her word and never changes her personality for anyone or anything. Throughout her career she has remained consistent as a person, and I think that is really admirable.
…When you play against Serena, you are playing against a fighter and a fierce competitor, but off the court, she is great to the fans and her friends and family. I think that shows a great athlete and a proper champion.”
What she really meant:
“And I’ve got marathon muscle twitch fibre to do it too. It’s going to be a long year, Serena.”
What she definitely didn’t:
“I’ve done one better than you this year, Serena. And that’s at the New York City marathon. That’s good enough for me, buddy.”