Player Profiles

(1) Caroline Wozniacki

  • DOB: 11/07/1990
  • Nationality: Danish
  • Became Pro: 2005
  • Height: 1.77
Wozniacki - world number one.

Player Profile

The popular Dane arrives in Melbourne as the world number one, but without a Grand Slam title to her name.

Until that statistic changes, she'll be constantly reminded of it - something that occurred with previous number ones Jelena Jankovic and Dinara Safina.

At least with five-time champion Serena Williams not in this year's field (she's injured) Wozniacki has a decent chance to break her duck.

However, with a poor record against the top players - she has yet to beat either Williams sister, Kim Clijsters or Justine Henin in her career - Wozniacki faces a tough challenge here.

A game based largely on defence can partly be attributed for her poor record against the best, but she did add more attacking prowess to her repertoire last season and will undoubtedly try to continue in that vein.

Sadly early portents are not good in 2011. Already beaten by Clijsters and world number two Vera Zvonareva (winning just one game) in exhibition matches this season, the 20-year-old's preparation suggests she may have to wait a little longer for that first Grand Slam title.

Women's Outright: Wozniacki C 4/1

Ten-year Grand Slam History

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Wozniacki - world number one. Zvonareva - two Grand Slam finals in 2010. Clijsters - finished 2010 well. Williams - yet to win in Melbourne. Stosur - home hope. Schiavone - shock winner in Paris in 2010. Jankovic - former world number one. Azarenka - former junior champ. Li: Semi-finalist in 2010 Peer: Rising up the rankings Henin: Back from injury Radwanska: Hopes to fulfil potential Petrova: Outside chance Sharapova: Good record in Melbourne Bartoli: Reached 2007 Wimbledon final Pavluchenkova: Young prospect

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