Caroline Wozniacki won’t ask Serena about excruciating loss
Caroline Wozniacki took her spot in the Garden’s celebrity row for Friday’s Cavaliers-Knicks match. On March 8, the Garden will stage its annual BNP Paribas tennis exhibition pitting Wozniacki against her best friend on the tour, Serena Williams.
Williams has all but dropped out of the public eye since losing in the U.S. Open semifinals against Roberta Vinci in arguably the biggest upset in tennis history, losing her chance at winning a historic Grand Slam. Williams announced soon after she wouldn’t play the rest of the year, canceling out on the WTA’s season-ending championships in Singapore, claiming she had various injuries.
Wozniacki has talked to Serena and said her spirits are fine and, no, she doesn’t bring up the loss to Vinci. Wozniacki feels the loss has overshadowed her brilliant 2015.
“She’s fine, already training, preparing, getting ready for next year,’’ Wozniacki told The Post. “No matter what, she had an unbelievable year. In my opinion, she’s still the greatest of all time but I never played against Steffi Graf. But it’s amazing what she did. I think people forget she won three Grand Slams this year and that’s unbelievable. You kind of always think Serena’s going to win, but at the end of the day there’s so many factors.’’
They haven’t discussed the Vinci defeat, but have anticipated their Garden night.
“We really don’t talk about that,’’ said Wozniacki, who has a Manhattan pad. “We talk about other stuff. It’s going to be so much fun. It’s an iconic arena, everybody knows about Madison Square Garden because the fans are so amazing. We’re both excited, so happy we got asked to play.’’
Wozniacki, who pulled out of Singapore with back and knee issues, faced Maria Sharapova at MSG four years ago. On the March 8 undercard, Stan Wawrinka will take on Gael Monfils.