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Caroline Wozniacki survives awkward 'Good Day New York' interview

I have a wonderful idea: Let's take one of the most affable young stars on the WTA Tour, Caroline Wozniacki, and put her on a New York morning show to promote next Monday's BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden. Seems to make sense, until said morning show uses two local anchors who clearly didn't bother to read any of their prep notes.

On the heels of Maria Sharapova's awkward appearance with Chelsea Handler earlier this week, Wozniacki was forced to humor Good Day New York anchors Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly as the two fumbled their way through their interview with the former No. 1, making up stories as they went along. The most notable was that Serena Williams criticized Wozniacki for being a Slam-less No. 1. And of course asking Wozniacki about Rory "What's his name?" was also a very good journalistic decision.

It's obvious that Wozniacki was over the interview and uncomfortable from the start. Kelly, who was accused of rape and took a leave of absence before the investigation was dropped last month, made an awkward comment about not minding Wozniacki's short tennis skirts.

Then again, at least this interview didn't produce any racially insensitive remarks like a previous show did in reference to Jeremy Lin.

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