It's all about that 1% for 2017 champ Wozniacki

World No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki believes that winning the WTA Finals in Singapore last year gave her the confidence to clinch her maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January.
World No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki believes that winning the WTA Finals in Singapore last year gave her the confidence to clinch her maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Even one set up and leading 5-1 in the second, Caroline Wozniacki was not allowed to cruise to the finish line at last year's BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

Standing across Venus Williams, Wozniacki vividly remembers that last set in the final: A Williams fightback to 5-4, her heart thumping as the American veteran readied to serve, and then hitting the final passing shot to win.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2018, with the headline 'It's all about that 1% for 2017 champ Wozniacki'. Print Edition | Subscribe