Wozniacki is back! A Look Back at Her Amazing Career.
In this day and age of athletes retiring and unretiring, it seemed like just a matter of time before former number one Caroline Wozniacki would do the same.
During her brief retirement, she started a family and was a staple on the commentary booth at major tournaments. She’ll now join a long list of players that come back after childbirth, some more successful than others. I have a feeling she’ll be a force to be reckoned with on tour. One needs to only see the success of moms on tour like Azarenka and Svitolina to imagine what the WTA tour holds for Wozniacki.
Let’s take a look at some of the biggest moments of her career:
Wozniacki broke into the scene in 2008 winning her first WTA Tour title in Stockholm, beating former top 10 player Agy Radwanska in the semifinals before beating Vera Dushevina in the finals. She would finish the year ranked number 12 in the world.
2009 was the year Wozniacki would begin to dominate, it would start with a finals appearance at the US Open where she would fall to Kim Clijsters in straight sets.
2010 and 2011 would be the best years on tour for Wozniacki, as she would finish number one in the world in both of those years. Although she would not win a Grand Slam, during that two year run she’d collect the Canadian Open, Wuhan Open, China Open, Indian Wells and Qatar, all Premier WTA tournaments.
In total she would finish in the top 10 eight years out of her 16 years on tour.
Wozniacki’s crowning moment would come in the later stage of her career though, as she claimed her only Grand Slam title of her career at the 2018 Australian Open, defeating Simona Halep, the number one seed in three mesmerizing sets of tennis. With her Australian Open win, she would assure herself a place in the Tennis Hall of Fame.
Wozniacki is still as beloved as ever, and the tennis world will be 100% behind her as she makes her comeback at the Cincinnati Masters this year. Then its off to the US Open where she is a two time finalist!
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