We don’t know where Caroline Wozniacki goes from here. She had a great tournament, coming in 74th in the world and reaching the Semifinals, but she goes home tonight after new No. 1 Angelique Kerber beat her, 6-4 6-3.
“Angie is playing well,” Wozniacki said. “She’s getting a lot of balls back. I thought I was dictating a lot of the game. I was trying to press and stay close to the line. In the beginning she really got me on the contra and just kind of counter-punched me away.
“Then I stepped into the ball a bit more then and went for my shots and started going in and I started finding a rhythm. A few of the balls I went a little bit too much on and made these small mistakes.
“But, you know, today I had to do that. I had to go for my shots. Unfortunately I came up a little short, but I have got to be proud of the way I kept going, and I just kept fighting for every point.”
She said she will be playing the Asian season and taking it from there. Wozniacki’s father earlier in the week said she is contemplating retirement and the Semifinalist has been coy on the subject.
Still, this may have changed her mind, since Wozniacki is playing as a very high level.
“I feel very good body-wise. I think it’s the best it’s felt in a while,” she said. “I’m happy with that. Mentally I’m sure it will take me a couple of days just to process everything, but in the at the end of the day I can be proud of the way I have been handling myself this week, these two weeks.
“You know, obviously I would have loved to have gotten two more, but it is what it is. I’m going to take this and really bring this momentum forward.”
She goes home tonight, as did her buddy Serena Williams, who she said, “Serena looked a little bit nervous. And, yeah, I mean, I watched a little bit. You know, I always like to see Serena win. Obviously she’s a great friend of mine. You know, I have huge respect for her.”
And New York has a great respect for one we now call our own.