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Sunday 20 April 2014

Caroline Wozniacki gets tips from Rory McIlroy

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 10: Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark one the world's leading female tennis players and girlfriend of Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watching her boyfriend at the 18th hole during the third round of the Dubai World Championship on the Earth Course at the Jumeirah Golf Estates on December 10, 2011 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Caroline Wozniacki hopes that advice from her boyfriend Rory McIlroy can help her to make her Grand Slam breakthrough.

The world No 1 said after her 6-1 7-6 win over Georgia's Anna Tatishvili yesterday that she had received some useful tips from McIlroy, who won the US Open weeks after suffering a final-round meltdown at the Masters.

"You can't really do anything about the past," Wozniacki said. "You just need to look forward. You have a tournament now, and you want to do the best you can. That's it. Then if it goes well, it's great. If not, you have the next one."

Wozniacki revealed that she had taken up golf.

"I think it's more mental than tennis," she said. "You do one wrong movement and the ball goes in the trees or somewhere and it's difficult."

Other leading contenders for the women's title had comfortable wins.

Kim Clijsters and Victoria Azarenka both dropped just one game apiece in beating Stephanie Foretz Gacon and Casey Dellacqua respectively.

(© Independent News Service)

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