Caroline Wozniacki to retire after the Australian Open
The former world No. 1 said Friday that her final tournament will be the Australian Open next month. It is the site where she acquired her lone grand slam singles title in 2018, which was contrary to the then-top-ranked Simona Halep.
Known for her defense, Wozniacki also reached the US Open final in 2009 and 2014.
“I’ve played since I was 15 years older,” that the 29-year-old Dane wrote in an Instagram post. “In that time I’ve undergone an remarkable first chapter of my own life.
“With 30 WTA singles titles, a planet #1 position for 71 weeks, a WTA Finals success, 3 Olympics, for example taking the flag for my native Denmark, and winning the 2018 Australian Open Grand slam championship, I’ve accomplished everything I could ever dream of on the court.”
She was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2018, but the decision to call it a career”has nothing more to do with my health,” Wozniacki explained.
“I feel healthy. I feel great. Maybe I’ll run another marathon. Who knows?” Wozniacki said on ABC’s”Good Morning America.” The New York City Marathon conducted in 2014.
Wozniacki, who married former NBA player David Lee this season, stated in her Instagram article,”I’ve always told myself, when the season comes, there are items from tennis that I want to do more, then it is time to be done.
“In recent months, I have realized that there is a lot more in life which I’d like to reach off the court. Becoming married to David was among those aims and starting a family while continuing to traveling the planet and helping raise consciousness about rheumatoid arthritis (project upcoming) are all passions of mine moving ahead.”
Wozniacki is ranked 37th in the world.