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U.S. Open: Caroline Wozniacki wins one, talks Rory McIlroy too

August 30, 2011 | 12:52 pm

Caroline Wozniacki has won six tournaments this year, is ranked No. 1 in the world and is the top-seeded women's player at the U.S. Open.

But after she won her first-round match Tuesday, with no trouble, 6-3, 6-1 in 1 hour, 20 minutes, over Nuria Llagostera Vives of Spain, Wozniacki had to deal, as usual, with explaining why it is she is No. 1 yet hasn't won a single major championship, even in the last couple of years when Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters, have been mostly injured.

"I won six tournaments this year already," she said. "I should definitely not be complaining. I'm in a good position, I'm in a good spot. I'm happy, healthy and I can go out there and compete. That's what's most important.

"You know, I know that everyone has to write their stories but I think ... we should move on. Ask me about something else, something more interesting."

Well, then, there is her new boyfriend, the Irish golfer Rory McIlroy. It was pointed out to Wozniacki that McIlroy has won a U.S. Open.

"I'm definitely trying to keep up," the 21-year-old Wozniacki said. "I'll do my best but I have six tough matches to go. You know, he has something I'm looking for. He wants to be No. 1. So it's good to have something on each other."


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-- Diane Pucin in New York

Photo: Caroline Wozniacki. Credit: Mike Groll / Associated Press.