Wozniacki targets New York marathon after tennis loss

Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:30am EDT
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By Julian Linden

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A glutton for punishment or a woman on a mission? Either way, Caroline Wozniacki has no intentions of putting her feet up just yet after her last tennis match of the season.

Rather than take an immediate break after losing to Serena Williams at the WTA Finals on Saturday, Wozniacki is already looking ahead to another sporting challenge -- her first marathon.

The Dane has been pounding the streets for months to prepare herself for the ultimate test of endurance, which she will undertake at the New York marathon on Nov. 2.

"I'm diving into marathon mode, as of now," she said immediately after her 2-6 6-3 7-6(6) loss to Williams on Saturday, an epic match that lasted almost two and a quarter hours.

"I'm going to probably go for a little jog tomorrow, just run off some of the soreness I'm probably going to feel tomorrow.

"A little half hour, 40 minute run tomorrow and stay by the pool. Then head to New York very soon."

Wozniacki only decided to enter the New York marathon in July, just two months after splitting with her fiance, Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy.

Wozniacki had already sent out the invitations for the November wedding when McIlroy phoned her to say it was all off, a call that she later said left her "shocked."   Continued...

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark hits a return to Serena Williams of the U.S. during their WTA Finals singles semi-final tennis match at the Singapore Indoor Stadium October 25, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su