Caroline Wozniacki sat down with journalist Graham Bensinger for a very personal interview. Their entire chat will be live this coming weekend, while we have already seed quite a few excerpts from it.
The 24-year-old Wozniacki is talking about the shock that Rory McIlroy totally unexpectedly broke off their engagement via phone, about her recovery from dealing with the whole situation in the public eye, about her dream of having a big family and a quiet life while she’s still young, since she has already earned enough money, and other things.
But my favorite part of the interview is Caro’s statement about Serena Williams’ endless support in those harsh moments, especially because WTA world is by its nature largely individualistic and unfriendly.
Caroline explained how much Serena cared for her during her heartbreak period (thank you Tennis Identity for this transcript):
Serena is just hilarious and we love spending time together and you know, we’ve been through quite a few things in our lives… She’s always been there for me and I’ve tried to be there for her whenever she’s needed me… She’s the first one, you know, to call me and… if I don’t pick up she’s going to keep calling me until I pick up and if I still don’t pick up, she’s gonna text me and say, ‘You know if you do not pick up, I’m going to stand outside your door and if you do not open the door, I’m going to break it down to make sure that you’re okay.’
I hope that this friendship will stand the test of time. The fact that they celebrated together the night after their clash in the recent US Open final is a good indication. Here’s what Serena said of Caro at the post-match press conference:
She’s funny, she’s nice, she’s supportive. She’s just really, really sweet. I think I can kind of take my wall down a little bit with her and be who I am.