And is Martina Navratilova right about Caroline Wozniacki not being a true number one? I don’t know. Wozniacki plays as a real number one and wins the non Grand Slam tournaments like a number one should. If it is just the matter of winning a Slam to justify that number one spot then I suggest we wait until Wozniacki wins one. I don’t think it is going to take long anymore judging by performance at the Australian Open 2012 so far.
“Clearly nobody feels that Wozniacki is a true No. 1,” Navratilova said yesterday at a news conference at the Australian Open in Melbourne. “If we still had the same ranking system we were using six years ago, when they were giving bonus points for beating players, Kvitova would have ended up No. 1 because she had beaten more top players than Wozniacki.”
Navratilova added to it that Wozniacki doesn’t have to explain her ranking but that it’s the task of the WTA to do that. According to Navratilova the ranking doesn’t really reflect of how a player is playing now.
Wozniacki is right on track for her first Grand Slam by reaching the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Wozniacki hasn’t lost a set yet this tournament and is now facing Kim Clijsters tomorrow at the Rod Laver arena 11 am local time.
Wozniacki’s stats at the Australian Open so far:
First Round Anastasia Rodionova 6-2 6-1
Second Round Anna Tatishvili 6-1 7-6
Third Round Monica Niculescu 6-2 6-2
Fourth Round Jelena Jankovic 6-0 7-5
Photos of Caroline Wozniacki in her fourth round match versus Jelena Jankovic