Robson: ‘Happy’ Wozniacki can shine at SW19

Caroline Wozniacki’s family support network can help her shut out any private-life battles to secure her first Wimbledon quarter-final, according to Laura Robson.

Robson: ‘Happy’ Wozniacki can shine at SW19

Wozniacki has claimed “I’m not a victim” at Wimbledon, rejecting suggestions her tennis suffered after the public breakdown of her engagement to Irish golfer Rory McIlroy.

The Danish 16th seed bombed out of the French Open in the first round as the fallout from her break-up with the Co Down man hit home, but the 23-year-old has looked far more composed at SW19.

Wozniacki will face Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in Wimbledon’s fourth round today, with a quarter-final against sixth seed Petra Kvitova or China’s Shuai Peng at stake.

Injured British star Robson said pal Wozniacki has been helped focus back on tennis by father Piotr and brother Patrik, who have been on hand at the All England Club.

“I think she’s happy with how things are going when she has her dad and her brother with her,” said Robson.

“When she’s off the court she’s got so many people asking her and reminding her about the rest, but to me she seems very focused right now.”

Wozniacki laughed off the idea of internet dating during Wimbledon’s first week, also remaining coy about links with Feliciano Lopez.

Robson, currently recovering from wrist surgery, said Wozniacki will be shelving the personal issues to chase grand slamsuccess.

“You have to shut almost everything you can out when you go into a grand slam tournament, or any tournament,” she said of Wozniacki, who has never reached Wimbledon’s quarter-finals.

“I’m sure that’s what Caroline will be doing. I think she’s definitely separating pretty much everything, so she can be entirely focused purely on her tennis.

“All she will be thinking about is working out how to win, one point at a time. She has a pretty decent draw to start the second week and she’ll be happy with that — but she’ll know she’s got to play her best tennis.”

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