Wozniacki out to prove herself in Doha | WTA Championships in Doha
Caroline Wozniacki’s accreditation as the apple cardinal one will be accustomed a annealed analysis this anniversary at the WTA Championships in Doha.
The 20-year-old Dane rose to the top of the women’s bold for the aboriginal time beforehand this ages afterward a division that has apparent her aces up six titles.
Wozniacki’s baronial has, however, been questioned by some as she is yet to win a admirable bang appellation while Serena Williams has additionally been out back Wimbledon afterwards acid her bottom on bottle at a restaurant.
That abrasion affected arresting best Williams to cull out of this week’s $US1.55million round-robin event, while sister Venus – who absent in aftermost year’s final – has additionally aloof with a knee complaint.
With the Americans out of the tournament, which starts tomorrow, the spotlight has collapsed absolutely on Wozniacki, who active an eight-player acreage that amid them has won aloof four admirable bang titles.
Veteran Kim Clijsters boasts three of those – the added is French Open best Francesca Schiavone – and is the alone amateur to accept ahead won the end-of-season title.
The Belgian won the acme in 2002 and 2003 back it was captivated in Los Angeles and looms as Wozniacki’s better battling afterwards her US Open success in September.
That achievement helped Clijsters authorize for the Doha accident for the aboriginal time back 2006 and for the aboriginal time back acceptable a mother.
“This agency a lot to me,” she said afterwards qualifying. “This in itself is a ambition for me, and a highlight.”
While Clijsters may be blessed aloof to accept fabricated it to Doha she will be one of the favourites to lift the appellation afterwards actuality handed the third berry and affiliated in the adverse accumulation to Wozniacki.
Clijsters has been fatigued in the White Accumulation with additional berry Vera Zvonareva, who she exhausted in the final at Flushing Meadows, as able-bodied as Jelena Jankovic and Victoria Azarenka, who able afterward Serena Williams’ backward accommodation to cull out.
Wozniacki active the Maroon Accumulation that additionally includes Schiavone, Elena Dementieva and Australian Samantha Stosur, who is the alone non-European to accept qualified.
The top-two in anniversary accumulation will authorize for the semi-finals afore the final on Sunday.
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