Five-time Grand Slam winner Martina Hingis has some advice for Caroline Wozniacki on how to handle the game’s power hitters - don’t let them push you around.

Wozniacki, who plays a largely defensive-minded game, fell to defending champion Kim Clijsters in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, ensuring she’ll drop from the top spot in the rankings on Monday.

“I didn’t step back. I tried not to let them push me,” Hingis said of playing big-hitters like the Williams sisters and Lindsay Davenport. “They were stronger than me. It’s hard to play three, four players like that in a row. It’s three-setter after three-setter after three-setter.

“Today you just can’t let yourself get pushed back,” she added. Wozniacki “has to try to move in, step forward, otherwise there is always going to be somebody coming on top of her at a Grand Slam. She’s a great player. I wish I would see her come in a little bit more.”

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