FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – The Williams sisters are a great resource for any tennis player. After all, they have seen it all on the courts. Been there, done that.
When it comes to relationship advice…well take it with a grain of salt.
No. 1 seed Caroline Wozniacki learned that today before her second round win over Danish native Arantxa Rus, 6-2 6-1.
“Well, we were all in the locker room,” she said. “I was going to get some treatment. She was sitting there with Venus and talking. And then, I don’t know, it just came out that we were talking a bit and we had a laugh. We were just kidding around a little bit.
“I think I should not listen to her or Venus (laughter). She was not better.”
The Great Dane has very open about her relationship with Irish golfer Rory McIlvoy. It’s been in all the papers and the US Golf Open Champion has been attending Wozniacki’s matches last week in New Haven. With her own US Open at hand can her love life become a distraction?
Not so, said the 21 year-old.
“Well, tennis is my first priority and I’m focused on the tennis when I’m on court, that’s for sure,” she said. “You know, what I do off the court, I know that I’m a public person, so a lot of things will be seen by the public.
“But, you know, I don’t really think about it. You know, I think we have our limits and we know where they are. So as long as we both keep the feet on the ground and, you know, we both have our careers, which are important to us, I think it’s working well.”
With that out of the way, Wozniacki is focused on her third round match against American Vania King.
“She’s definitely getting a lot of balls back,” Wozniacki said if King. “It’s important to stay aggressive, but not too aggressive. You know, I just need to dictate, but have control over the points.
“She’s definitely a player that is not easy to beat. So I’m looking forward to the match, and hopefully it can be a good one.”
And you can be sure Rory will be watching.