MELBOURNE (Ekstra Bladet): - It is not to be arrogant.
Piotr Wozniacki sugar a little as he says it, and pulls on the shoulders.
He bother just not right for a lot of focus against Maria Sharapova. For in his world it should be the Russian and her coach, who sat in the studerekammeret in the hours before the spectacular showdown in the third round.
- No, Caroline should not try to do something extra, because she plays against Sharapova. She is playing not against a name. She must play in its own way and as in the first two matches. She must only concentrate on themselves, he says.
- She is number three and was ranked number one last year, so why should we concentrate so much on the opponents?
Sharapova is not in my thoughts, so it is hard for me to say something about her level.
- I'm looking, frankly, is not on her game. We have met her so many times. There are so many young players, as I focus more on. We looking more on the young generation to the old, we know well. The new generation are the ones that become very dangerous in the future, he says.
Piotr Wozniacki and David Lee celebrate caroline's victory in the second round. It think the former, that they will come back. Photo: Roger Parks
- Sharapova is ready and will show that she still is Sharapova. It is only positive for the sport. No doubt about it. But I am focusing more on myself and Caroline.
- Caroline to play as in the first two games and be concentrated on the battles, balls, and themselves. That's it.
Implicit in the battle between the two players is also a tactical and personal matter between their two coaches.
Swedish Thomas Högstedt was for many years a friend of the Wozniacki family, but a short interlude as the coach of her ended up in a uforsonligt breach, and the parties are not on speaking today, in which he is back as Sharapovas coach.
Piotr refers to him as also of its own motion.
- She is together with Högstedt, so I know what tactics he does. He has been together with Caroline and talked thousands of times about that Maria was doing it and Maria doing it, he says with a small wry smile.
Swedish Thomas Högstedt can't surprise Piotr Wozniacki, believes the latter. Photo: AP
however, There is no tactical skaktræk to be prepared.
We know how she will play. It's all about who holds their nerves calm, and when it becomes essential.
Last meeting is back for 2015, and the russians have thus not met the player, you can call Wozniacki 2.0, a winner of the sæsonfinale and the grand slam.
- She's going to meet Caroline, who is on the same level purely mental, and which will not give a single ball to her. But today, I also think that Caroline has a much better concentration.
- How confident do you feel that Caroline wins the battle?
- I am very sure that Caroline can win, but Sharapova is an experienced player.
On the third parties he says.
- It is not a part of the fight. In got my and caroline's mind at the time. I will not discuss about the thing again. There were rules, she has got his punishment and will have to live with it.
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