TENNIS STAR WOZNIACKI SWAPS RACQUET FOR VW ON MONTE-CARLO

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TENNIS STAR WOZNIACKI SWAPS RACQUET FOR VW ON MONTE-CARLO

PHOTO: Ready for blast-off – tennis star Caroline Wozniacki gives the thumbs-up for Sebastien Ogier to start a high-speed lap around Monte-Carlo (Volkswagen pic)

DANISH Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki has wasted no time regretting her first-day defeat at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Monday. Back at her home in Monaco on Thursday, the former women’s world no. 1# experienced a new kind of sport when she took a high-speed ride with triple FIA World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier.

The occasion was the official launch of the 2016 WRC season before the start of the legendary Rallye Monte-Carlo in the harbour city’s Casino Square.

With Wozniacki strapped securely in the passenger seat, Ogier hurled his Volkswagen Polo R at high speed around a section of the legendary grand prix track, performing tyre-smoking slides and donut turns.

“I live here in Monaco – and this fast taxi ride was a great new experience for me. I felt really safe sitting next to Sébastien Ogier,” Wozniacki said on her safe return to the start.

On Monday, Wozniacki, who topped the world rankings for 67 weeks, lost her Australian match to Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan.