Wozniacki, Bartoli and Li Take on the Media at WTA All-Access at the New Haven Open

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut – WTA All-Access was held at the New Haven Open on Sunday with top seeds Caroline Wozniacki, Li Na and Marion Bartoli taking on the media’s questions.

Three-time defending New Haven champion Caroline Wozniacki led off the All-Access roundtables mostly takling questions in regard to her upcoming coaching change. No one has been formally named to fill the position.

During a summer where the Dane‘s tournament results have not been stellar coming back to a tournament that she’s won three times gives her a boost. “It’s tennis, you win sometimes you lose sometimes” Wozniacki said.“ You learn from your wins you learn from your losses and you definitely lean more from your losses than your wins.“

Tennis Panorama News: Caroline could you clarify your coaching situation?

Caroline Wozniacki: I really don’t want to talk about that. I hope that everyone will respect that, right now I am happy about the way everything  is. I just want to keep it to myself.


On the point of her upcoming coaching change she explained,  “it’s a personal decision, it’s an individual sport so I do want to keep improving.” Wozniacki said it was a joint decision between herself and her father and former coach in terms of seeking a coaching change. Still having her Dad around to give he support. Everything is the same way as it’s always been.”


Wozniacki  is not concerned about making a change so close to the US Open “I’m not going to forget how to play tennis in a few days.“ I’m still a good player, I’m a great player. Its a few days from the open but it’s been underway for a long time.” She will still be working with the adidas player development program until her new coach is in place.

Listen to Caroline Wozniacki’s News Conference (some background noises due to wind)

Marion Bartoli focused on her good results in 2011. She is currently ranked at her career high No. 9 in the world.

Reaching the  finals at Indian Wells “the first step forward to my success in the French Open,“ said Bartoli. This year at the French Open was perfectly for me.“ The Wimbledon win for me over Serena (Williams) was really special.“ Difference between this year and last year for Bartoli,  “I think I’m stronger and fitter so I last last a long on the court. My stamina really got better and  I’m able to sustain a high level for a longer period.“

She feels that now she is at the “peak of her form.“

Listen to Marion Bartoli’s News Conference


Li Na took a a wild card into the tournament just a few days ago “after Wimbledon, I just play three matches, so I need more match to prepare for US Open, “ said Li

On being the first Asian-born player  to win a major – “dream come true“

Does she feel additional pressure going into the US Open, “of course there is a little bit of pressure but if you think too much. I never feel any pressure, I always play for myself.”

Listen to Li Na’s News Conference