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Tennis ace sorry for kangaroo story

Published 23/01/2011 | 09:46

Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki has apologised after a joke over a leg injury backfired
Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki has apologised after a joke over a leg injury backfired

Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki has apologised after a joke over a leg injury backfired.

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Wozniacki wore a small bandage on her leg during her last-16 victory over Anastasija Sevastova at the Australian Open and said afterwards she had been injured after being attacked by a kangaroo.

Only when the story started to emerge in newspapers and on websites around the world did the world number one reveal she actually sustained the bump walking into a treadmill.

She told the assembled media: "I just wanted to say I'm sorry if I've caused any harm or made your job a little bit more difficult. But the kangaroo story, I made it up because it sounded better than what actually happened.

"I walked into a treadmill so that wasn't really...you know.

"That's my blonde, sometimes that happens.

"I'm sorry if I caused an inconvenience, I really didn't mean to. I didn't think you would believe it.

"I heard that the story was getting out there and actually a lot of people believed it.

"Then I thought it's better that I come back and apologise because I heard that to get the story pulled back again was quite a bit of work."

Asked what prompted her to make the story up, she added: "It came up in the Danish press. They asked me happened to my leg with the cut. I didn't think it sounded too good that I actually walked into the treadmill. I was like...okay...kangaroo, we're in Australia, so a kangaroo scratched me. I thought that was a bit funny."

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