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Dad is coach for Caroline Wozniacki

'Perfectionist' Caroline Wozniacki has no plans of replacing her father as her coach

  • By Alaric Gomes, Senior Reporter
  • Published: 14:41 February 21, 2012
  • Gulf News

Caroline Wozniacki
  • Image Credit: Zarina Fernandes/Gulf News
  • Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki.

Dubai: Caroline Wozniacki cannot think of replacing father Piotr as her coach in the near future.

"He's been my coach since I was seven years old, so he knows me the best. He knows when he can push me a little bit more and when to step back a bit. Just the communication is really working well," Wozniacki admitted.

Wozniacki took on Spaniard Ricardo Sanchez as her coach at the end of last year in place of her father. However, after just two months of the collaboration the two parted company earlier this month.

"I wanted to try something new. You need to try something to see if it works and, if it doesn't work, then it's nice to have that base that you know you can always go back to," she explained.

"It's never easy. Nothing is easy if you want to be the best at something. Obviously, you have your moments on the court where you disagree or where you maybe think it's unfair that he thinks that, but you know that he only wants the best for you and you just keep trying to improve. If everything was easy at the practice, you know something is wrong. If you don't make mistakes, you know something is wrong because that means you're not pushed enough," Wozniacki said.

"I'm a perfectionist as well, so when I'm on court, I want to have everything perfect, but I know it's not possible. But, when you go off the court, it's important just to separate the two things and just have a nice dinner and chill and not think about tennis and get frustrated on the golf course and stuff like that," she said.

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