Returning to the Billie Jean King Cup for the first time after 2023, comeback queen Caroline Wozniacki has added a rare result to her portfolio. Representing Denmark in the international tournament, she suffered a disappointing loss by withdrawal. The international tournament qualifiers are also seen by many as a warm-up to the Paris Olympics.

Remembering the upcoming tournament, one-time Grand Slam winner Wozniacki opened up about her unfulfilled Olympic dream to the media after her defeat. While each tennis championship is precious to a player, the Dane doesn’t want to be choosy.

‘I would love an Olympic’ – Caroline Wozniacki


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Portugues journalist and tennis commentator Jose Morgado took to the social media platform X to share Wozniacki’s quotes from her media interaction after her disappointing mid-match withdrawal against Austria’s Sinja Krauss. The tweet had Dane’s picture and her quotes as the caption.

The Dane was quoted saying, “A Grand Slam is a Grand Slam but I would love an Olympic medal because I don’t have one… but a Slam would be very special. I don’t wanna be picky.” These quotes establish Wozniacki’s preference despite these international tournaments being outside of the WTA tours scope and having no ranking points.

The Group 1 European Zone match-up which was being held in Portugal, saw Wozniacki retire due to sickness after she lost seven games in a row and was brutally trailing 0-6, 0-1. This deflating loss gives little hope to Wozniacki’s fans about her clinching any title let alone the Paris Olympics. Perhaps she can choose to prove her detractors wrong.

With the Olympics happening every four years, the tournament has always been historically important and a prestigious one for tennis players and fans alike. This time too, all the top WTA and ATP stars have lined up to express their desire to participate and win an Olympic medal.

Paris Olympics: a constellation of stars


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The iconic clay courts of the Roland Garros will be the venue for the Paris Olympics and with all the top tennis pros charging ahead strongly toward the tournament, it is set to be a star-studded event. Among the men, world No.1 Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, defending champion Alexander Zverev, Jannik Sinner, and Daniil Medvedev are among the top names vocally confirming their participation.

Apart from them Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal have also established the tournament as their priority amidst retirement chatter. Among women, leading names such as Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff, Jessica Pegula, and comeback queen Naomi Osaka are leading the charge toward the Paris Olympics.

The quadrennial tournament will feature 64-player draws, adhering to a standard best-of-three sets knockout structure, in the men’s and women’s singles events. The men’s and women’s doubles events will consist of 32 pairs, while the mixed doubles will include 16 pairs.


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The 2024 Olympic Games are scheduled to take place from Friday, July 26 to Sunday, August 11, 2024. The tennis competition will be held from Saturday, July 27 to Sunday, August 4, 2024.

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