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Can Caroline Wozniacki Grab a Grand Slam Title?

Posted on July 21, 2011 by Pete South

Though ranked number one in the world, Caroline Wozniacki is still looking for her first Grand Slam title.

The world number one Caroline Wozniacki is one of the most consistent performers in the sport, winning 17 WTA titles, which is why she is ranked so highly. However, that ever elusive Grand Slam title is yet to become a reality. If she is to win a Grand Slam, it looks like the US Open is the Dane’s best opportunity. Anyone looking at the Betfair Men’s US Open betting odds may find it slightly ridiculous that you can have a world number one who hasn’t won a grand slam.

Wozniacki came closest to Grand Slam glory in 2009 at Flushing Meadows, reaching the final only to lose out to the returning Kim Clijsters 7-5, 6-3. The next year saw Wozniacki come in among the favourites, only to be upset in the semi finals by Vera Zvonareva.

Starting 2011 as world number one placed great expectations on Wozniacki to pull out a big performance at the Grand Slams but she is yet to make an appearance in the Finals. The Australian Open saw her in the Semi Finals to Li Na despite having match point in the second set. The French Open and Wimbledon  saw the Dane lose out in the 3rd and 4th rounds respectively as she failed to live up to expectations. The women’s tennis betting indicates she should do better in New York, but she could always flop.

History is sometimes cruel in what it does and does not remember. While Wozniacki may be number one in the world right now, until she wins a Grand Slam title, her name isn’t engraved in any trophy to be remembered. 17 WTA titles clearly proves she is capable of winning in finals but there is something blocking her from repeating the feat in Grand Slams. For Wozniacki to prove her worth as world number one, she will have to push through this mental block, starting this year at the US Open.


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