24-year-old Caroline Wozniacki jokes that she is 'extremely old'

Tuesday January 20th, 2015

Caroline Wozniacki fended off 18-year-old American Taylor Townsend in the opening round of the Australian Open on Tuesday, and after the match, the 24-year-old joked that seeing players so much younger than her made her feel 'extremely old.'

In an interview with AusOpen.com, Wozniacki was asked if she feels like she is in different generation than players like Stephens or 20-year-old Eugenie Bouchard.

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"Yeah, I'm 24 now, so I'm extremely old (smiling). I wouldn't go that far to say I'm a generation above. I think that's stretching it a little bit. I've been on tour for a few years now, I've been here quite a few times. I definitely like I've gotten experience. It's nice to be back, kind of knowing what to expect."

Wozniacki is currently the eighth-ranked player in the world and will be taking on former world number one Victoria Azarenka in the second round of the year's first major.


Brendan Maloy

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