Grand Slam pressure doesn''t worry Wozniacki

Doha, Feb 21 (AFP) Caroline Wozniacki is not too worriedabout a Grand Slam title missing from her already impressivelist of achievements, saying she has plenty of years ahead ofher as a player.

"I would like to win any of the Grand Slams. Of course,again, I go into a tournament and I want to win it. I do mybest. I''m just trying to keep improving, and hopefully my timewill come," the Danish world number one said on Monday.

"We have to see at the end of the year if I''ve won one ornot," she said when prodded if that was her goal for 2011.

"If I have, it''s fantastic. If not, it''s not a disaster.

It''s okay. I still have hopefully a lot of years ahead of me."

Fresh from her win at the Dubai Open on Sunday, Wozniackiis targeting her second straight title in the Gulf at theQatar Open which is making a comeback on the regular WTAcalendar after a two-year break.

"I think I played very well in Dubai. I''m very happyabout my performance, and I think I can be proud of the week Ihad. I definitely think I''ve improved and I still improve andI''m just enjoying myself out there.

"I''m a little bit tired, but we just arrived late lastnight. So I''m a bit tired right now, but I''ll be fine in a fewdays."

Wozniacki has a tough draw in Qatar. but claimed shenever bothers about the draw during tournaments.

"To be honest, I don''t know, because I haven''t looked atthe draw. I never look at the draw. I know that I have a byein the first round. That''s always handy. I like to play thebye; I''m sure that I win!"

The first-ever world number one from Denmark had lost hertop ranking to Kim Clijsters for a week, but reclaimed it inDubai last week which earned her a congratulatory Tweet fromthe Belgian.

"Well, I have a lot of friends on the tour, and the girlsare nice. Of course we compete against each other on thecourt, but off the court we''re friends. There is no hardfeelings."

The challenge for Wozniacki in Doha could come from worldnumber three Vera Zvonareva, Italian world number fiveFrancesca Schiavone and Chinese world number seven Li Na, whobeat her in the Australian Open.

Wozniacki dismissed suggestions that with players likeSerena Williams, Clijsters and Maria Sharapova not playing inDoha, the tournament has lost a bit of its appeal

"I think there is a lot of great players here. I thinkit''s a very strong field, and I think nothing is going to beeasy." (AFP) AT

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