Former WTA World Number one Caroline Wozniacki was born in Odense, Denmark. She is the first woman from a Scandinavian country to hold the top-ranking position in tennis.
The Dane Wozniacki retired from professional tennis following the Australian Open 2020. Wozniacki played on the WTA Tour for 15 years.
She had also decided to play her career’s final match in Copenhagen and will play against her friend and foe Serena Williams in the Danish capital in May 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic forced the indefinite postponement of the match.
The Dane held onto the Number one rank for nearly 67 weeks and she was given the tag of Slam-less Number one for a long time in her career. She got rid of that label at Australian Open 2018 when she defeated Simona Halep in the finals.
Wozniacki has an impressive array of 30 WTA singles titles. This includes her maiden and only Grand Slam win at the 2018 Australian Open. She is considered one of the most underrated tennis players. All this is in spite of the fact that she has bested players like Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.
The Danish player has clinched six titles in the WTA Premier Mandatory events. This includes the Canadian Open, the Pan Pacific Open, Dubai Championships, Indian Wells, and two China Opens.
She sealed another 24 WTA career titles, with the maiden one being the former Nordic Light Open in Stockholm. She followed it up with the Connecticut Open, both in 2008.
Wozniacki also played in the Summer Olympics, where the furthest she got was the quarterfinal.
Wozniacki won 632 matches over the course of her illustrious career.
Wozniacki considers Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber, and Agnieszka Radawanska as some of her closest friends.
She is married to former NBA champion David Lee. Before Lee, she also dated golf star, Rory McIlroy.
In 2019, Wozniacki was the sixth-highest-paid female athlete in the world, earning a total of $7.5 million that season.
According to the media company, SportsPro, she was ninth on the list of the world’s most marketable athletes at one stage. In 2017, alone, she earned approximately $28 million through endorsements and business investments.
In 2009, Wozniacki endorsed tennis apparel designed by Stella McCartney for Adidas.
Her current sponsors are Clarins, Rolex, Adidas, and leading sports marketing firm Lagardere Sports.
Caroline Wozniacki has always been committed to giving back to those in need. Her main focus is on initiatives that support and empower youth, especially young girls.
The 30-year old helped organize USANA and WTA’s annual “Aces for Humanity” campaign. The campaign’s mission is to provide critical nutrition to the disadvantaged or suffering. She is also an ambassador for the Oriflame Charity. Oriflame’s mission is to empower children through education.
Other charities Caroline supports include the Tohoku Charity, UNICEF Spain Committee, FERO Foundation, and Champ’Seed Foundation. These charities lay emphasis on those affected by natural disasters, helping young tennis talents who lack the financial resources necessary to reach international levels, and other such pursuits.
She also ran the 2014 New York City Marathon, for the benefit of the New York Road Runners Youth Program.
After suffering from rheumatoid arthritis in 2018, she also decided to spread awareness for the same.
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Florida, New York (USA), Monte Carlo (Monaco), Odense (Denmark)
Clarins, Rolex, Adidas, Lagardere Sports
US $30 million