Prior to the WTA All Access Hour at the Family Circle Cup, I had decided to try and ask a lot of off-court questions, so that they players didn't have to regurgitate the same boring answers they likely have on speed dial in their head. (Another slamless number 1 question...press 2 for the answer.) So when I sat down with Caroline Woznaicki, I tried to mix it up, and I asked her about her recent trip to NY in an attempt to meet President Obama, as well as her fashion partnership with Stella McCartney.
ME: You had tweeted after your match in Miami that you left and went to NY and there was some rumors that you wanted to meet the president. Can you talk about that a little bit?
Caroline Wozniacki: I wanted to stay in Miami actually in the beginning, wanted to relax a few days on the beach and by the pool but my friend called me and asked if I wanted to come to NY and show me a little bit around and also meet the president, and I was like, I’m not sure because it was the night I lost and it was late, and I felt it probably wasn’t going to happen. Then I am lying by the pool and it is like 11:30 the next day and I’m thinking why not, why not go. So I called my friend and said that I wanted to come and I go there and it ends up that it is too late to go to the dinner because all the security and everything, but definitely next time.
ME: Do you follow politics closely?
Caroline Wozniacki: Not too much to be honest. (Laughter)
ME: You’ve been with Stella [McCartney] since 2009. What is your favorite dress that you’ve worn?
Caroline Woznaicki: I think the US Open dress last year was really nice with the bright yellow and the dark, dark grey.
In addition to my off-court questions, she got a question of a different variety, about boys.
Question: You hear certain stories about your love life and do you have a boyfriend or not, so the question that comes up is, do you have any funny stories you want to share with us about your friends trying to set you up with other famous athletes or celebrities?
Caroline Wozniacki: Ummmm. I feel I’m put on the spot here. (Laughter) I probably have a few funny stories but I’m not sure if I want that to come out in the media. But, sometimes I’ve been laughing a little bit because at one point according to the media who is trying to set me up with different guys, I had 6 boyfriends in 5 weeks. So, I thought that was very impressive. I have no idea how that happened. Every week I got messages from my friends, saying, “Oh great you I hear you have a new boyfriend” and the were sending me the magazines where ever I was, and I was laughing b/c there was absolutely no truth to the stories, but you can’t really do anything. And then they also made a list of guys they thought I should be dating. So that was interesting.
She handled it well, and then right after that question, she was asked about being a slamless number one. My cue to leave.