“Like a Big Sister to Me”: Caroline Wozniacki Reveals Her Deep Rooted Connection With Serena Williams

Published 05/06/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 08:Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and Serena Williams of the USA leave the court following their doubles match against Caroline Dolehide of the USA and Johanna Larsson of Sweden during day three of the 2020 Women’s ASB Classic at ASB Tennis Centre on January 08, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)


Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki might be one of the toughest opponents to face on a tennis court, but she is equally fun and cheerful off the court. 

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Wozniacki was able to maintain good relationships with all of her fellow players during her career. In a recent interview, the Dane was questioned on her friendships with top players like Serena Williams, Agnieszka Radwanska, Angelique Kerber, and others.

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark drapes a Danish flag over her shoulders and acknowledges the crowd after losing her Women’s Singles third round match against Ons Jabeur of Tunisia on day five of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

“Serena is amazing. I love her” – Caroline Wozniacki

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Both Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki have shared a special bond over the years. Wozniacki referred to Serena as a fierce competitor on-court, but a great friend off the court.

 I think my parents always taught me to have fun, enjoy your life, be nice and polite to other people, and that the way you are outside the court is much more important than your success and everything else on the court,” Wozniacki said. 

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Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates victory after her Ladies Singles third round match against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

“Serena is amazing. I love her and you know, she is such a fierce competitor, but she is such a great friend. And she really, you know, is like a big sister to me. And it’s really great that when you need someone, I know who to call and she is like the best person to call,” Wozniacki added. 

The former world number one also talked about her friendship with former Polish tennis player, Agnieszka Radwanska

Aga, just had a child by the way, which is kind of incredible. Yeah, we have a great group of friends that we hang out with,” concluded Wozniacki. 

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The way Wozniacki balanced competition and friendships on tour has to be an inspiration for the younger lot since most of them are focused on their game alone without bothering about building relationships off the court. But a few top players like Naomi Osaka, Iga Swiatek, and Ash Barty are trying to break the jinx through social media. 

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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