Caroline Wozniacki Plays Joke on Media, Lies About Leg Scratch
No. 1 women's tennis star Caroline Wozniacki out-dueled the media Sunday at the Australian Open.
Friday, Wozniacki said she was hearing through the grape vine that the media was calling her "boring."
So what's a world No. 1 to do? Make up a false story about her bandaged leg, of course.
After beating Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-4 Sunday, Wozniacki told reporters she had been scratched by a kangaroo while visiting a wildlife sanctuary, then showed reporters her bandaged leg, AFP reported.
Reports say the injury was caused by a treadmill accident.
"The other day I went to the park and I saw this kangaroo lying there," she said. "I wanted to go over and help it out. As I went over to it, it just started to be aggressive and it actually cut me.
"I thought maybe it needed some help. It wasn't big, it was a baby. I found out that I shouldn't do that."
Wozniacki even went as far to say she visited a doctor who told her to have it stitched but she refused.
Via Twitter, Wozniacki admitted that her story was completely false.
"Round 2 with the media: (hope you enjoyed my kangaroo story, hope you know i was just kidding:) see you on tuesday for round 3!," she tweeted.
Wozniacki and the media Friday:
Tennis officials also confirmed the story was completely false.
Wozniacki apologized for pulling the media's legs Sunday.
"I'm sorry if I caused an inconvenience," Wozniacki said. "I really didn't mean to. I promise if I make a joke like this, I'll make sure to clarify it before I leave."
The Dane is playing her first major as world No. 1 and has now reached her third Grand Slam quarterfinal in as many tries.