It’s not uncommon for people to look back favorably on past experiences that may have seemed unpleasantly stressful at the time. So it is – or was – for Caroline Wozniacki, who opened up at the Miami Open last week about her reign as the highest-ranked female tennis player in the world.
From 2010-2012, Wozniacki spent 67 straight weeks at No. 1. For a little context, that’s more weeks at the top than Tracy Austin, Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams – combined. She took quite a bit of heat from the likes of Martina Navratilova, who posited that Wozniacki’s lack of a Grand Slam title on her resumé meant she wasn’t an authentic No. 1.
But Wozniacki is back playing great tennis again; she reached the Miami Open final. Will she make it all the way back to the top of the rankings? In the current topsy-turvy world of the WTA, I wouldn’t bet against a player who competes hard each and every week.