Caroline Wozniacki ramps up US Open prep


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Caroline Wozniacki says she will be working as hard as possible to make sure she’s at her best ahead of the 2018 US Open at Flushing Meadows, which gets underway on August 27.

Wozniacki managed to break her Grand Slam duck at the Australian Open back in January – beating Simona Halep in the final – and the Dane will head into the US Open as a major champion for the first time.

The world number two struggled for form over the next couple of months and she exited the French Open at the fourth-round stage, as her inability to get past the quarter-finals in Paris again haunted her.

She did bounce back to form with a win at Eastbourne, giving the 28-year-old a real confidence boost ahead of Wimbledon, but the Odense-born star was dumped out in round two at the All England Club.

That appearance at SW19 was Wozniacki’s most recent outing but she will be back in action on Wednesday when taking on Anhelina Kalinina in the first round of the Citi Open.

Wozniacki, who is 12.00 to win the US Open, is the 1.08 favourite to pick up the win while her Ukrainian opponent is the 6.00 outsider to cause a huge upset.

Wozniacki has been reflecting on her win Down Under while also revealing her goals ahead of the fourth and final slam of the season.

“It feels great to have won my first Grand Slam. It was a great two weeks,” she said.

“At this point, you have to keep on working hard and try to be in the best shape possible heading into the US Open. That’s all you can do.”

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