Re: Wozniacki: "I want to win a slam ASAP"
The problem is Wozniacki's whole persona was built on strong tour results. So this idea that basically the tour doesn't matter anymore and she just wants to fast track to a grand slam seems unlikely. Wozniacki may be the player who talks about winning grand slams in her interviews more than any other player these days.
The way she talks you'd think she's a player knocking on the door. Yet in the last 2 years she has 1 R4.
The whole aura of her game was built on the tour. Take a look at the Australian Open. In the final game vs Muguruza. She lost rallies of 26 strokes, 20 strokes, 20 strokes. That just wouldn't have happened 3 years ago. The players believe they can beat her now. She isn't really mentally strong at all anymore (contrary to some people's views imo). She's thrown away so many leads in the past year or so, and we're not talking vs top players either, vs middle ranked or even lower ranked players.
For me her confidence is completely shot. She now will give away crucial games with near unthinkable unforced errors. 4-4 vs Muguruza last month. Match vs Hampton at Eastbourne last year. As a player it's hard to kid yourself, so it's hard to feel confident when you've been under performing for such a long time. So it's no surprise we see what we see.