wozniacki fist pump 11Caroline Wozniacki is in Los Angeles preparing to play at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells starting this week. On Monday night, Busted Racquet spoke to the world No. 1 about her changing media image, visiting Serena Williams, Twitter flirting and why tennis players seem to love The Cheesecake Factory so much.
Busted Racquet: I'm feeling a little pressure talking to you after your bravura press conference performance at the Australian Open. Have you found that the members of the press have stepped up their game in asking you questions since then?
Caroline Wozniacki: [Laughs] Yeah, I actually think they're thinking a little more about the questions now and they find more entertaining and more fun as well.
BR: What's the worst question you found yourself getting asked? And please don't say this one.
Wozniacki: [Laughs] I don't know, I always get the question "how do you feel after the game today?" and, of course, if you're winning you feel great and if you lose you don't feel good. I think that's a pretty obvious question.
BR: I've always wondered what there is to say after winning a first-round match two and two. How much can you possible come up with?
Wozniacki: Exactly. It's pretty difficult to answer different ways all the time, especially if you get the same questions. It's just fun to mix it up and to make the journalists think a little more as well.
BR: After the first press conference at the Australian Open, you had another where you made up a kangaroo story. A few hours later you had to come back and apologize for that because many journalists believed you. Were you more sorry that you played the joke or that some gullible folks didn't get that it was a joke?
Wozniacki: I was more sorry that they didn't realize it was a joke because then they had to go back and take their articles back. I actually wasn't sorry that I played the joke because I thought it was kind of funny but I had to go back to the people who actually believed the story and tell them there was no kangaroo.
BR: In a span of three days the perception of you changed. People had called you boring before and then all of a sudden people were saying it was one of the funniest press conferences they could remember.
Wozniacki: I think that's my personality, to have a good laugh and not to take myself too seriously. And of course I have my things on the court but when I'm off the court I just like to have fun. That showed in those press conferences.
BR: Speaking of off the court, you went and went to see Serena Williams at her house today?
Wozniacki: I did. I just wanted to see how she's doing. She's a good friend of mine and of course when I heard the news I was a bit afraid so I wanted to stop by and see how she was doing. And I'm in Los Angeles.
BR: And she is doing well?
Wozniacki: She's doing well. She's keeping her head high and of course she's strong, not only on the court but off as well. She has a strong personality and she'll be fine.Read More »from The Busted Racquet Interview: Caroline Wozniacki