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Wozniacki hires former coach of Australian Open champion Li

ESPN staff
February 5, 2014
Caroline Wozniacki has won just one WTA title in two years © Getty Images

Caroline Wozniacki has turned to newly-crowned Australian Open champion Li Na's former coach in a bid to rediscover her form.

Wozniacki split with coach Thomas Hogstedt after their partnership lasted only three months, and the former world No. 1 is desperate to get back to winning ways after being on the slide for the past two years having just won one WTA title in that period.

And Wozniacki has hired Martin Mortensen, who previously coached Li and worked with Wozniacki as a junior.

And Mortensen has already identified where world No. 11 Wozniacki is suffering, saying: "She needs to get her joy in playing back - both in matches and on the practice court.

"A lot has happened with her game, but I'd like to see more of the old Caro. I'd like to see a fusion of the old Caroline with the new Caroline.

"From the latest I've seen of her from watching her matches, there have been a lot of flat shots without any pace changes, something she earlier was a master at. She's shouldn't be just another one of the players on the tour who just hit hard. She needs to use more facets. She is a great strategist. She needs to get comfortable again with her game."

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