MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Defending a Grand Slam title for the first time feels like a fun challenge for Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki and the world number three said she is learning to take extra care of her body as she battles with rheumatoid arthritis.
Following her group stage exit from the WTA Finals in October in Singapore, the 28-year-old Dane, who claimed her maiden Grand Slam title in Melbourne last year, revealed she was suffering from the painful autoimmune condition.
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“I think you just always try to figure out what’s working and what’s not, then you listen to the body, you try a few different things,” Wozniacki told reporters on Sunday.
“For me, it’s just all the time making sure I get good massaging, good treatments, ice baths, stretching, do everything even more thoroughly than maybe in the past.
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“Then you just listen extra. If you’re not feeling good one day, then you take it easier. I’m just trying to learn my body, getting to know my body even better.”
Following her exit in Singapore, Wozniacki said she took time off to recharge her batteries, which included a visit for the lifelong Liverpool fan to Anfield to watch the English Premier League side, before returning to the courts on Dec. 1.
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