‘When Do I Not Take Stuff Seriously?’ – 33-Year-Old WTA Veteran Reveals Brutally Honest Conversation With Father Before Uncertain Tennis Decision

Published 08/09/2023, 6:11 AM EDT

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The entire tennis community is in a frenzy as Caroline Wozniacki has finally returned to the court during the ongoing National Bank Open. A few seasons back, the Danish tennis star surprisingly moved away from the women’s circuit when she wanted to embark on a new adventure of parenthood. Now, after three years and two kids, the 33-year-old declared her intention to play competitive tennis again; a decision she conferred with her father and childhood instructor, Piotr.

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Speaking about the same, the former world no.1 player has now brought to light her ‘honest’ conversation with her dad, who was quite surprised and uncertain upon hearing her decision to return to the tour at the age of 33.

Caroline Wozniacki reveals how she conferred with her father prior to her comeback

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After a considerable period, the WTA player is finally back on the court and has already made it look as if she had never left the game. Entering the hard court event in Toronto as a wild card participant, the Dane clinched her first victory in style. In the round of 64, the 33-year-old player, with her stellar prowess, thumped the Australian Kimberly Birrell in straight sets (6-2, 6-2).

Later, in the press conference, Wozniacki was asked about how her ‘honest ‘ conversation with her dad went after she told him about her comeback decision. In her response, the Danish tennis star revealed how her father was a bit surprised as he asked her to take the comeback decision much more “seriously”. However, the former world No. 1 player allayed his concerns by asserting that she had always taken such decisions seriously while diligently pursuing them.

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The former Australian Open champion said, “He was, like, ‘You sure?’ He was, like, ‘Well, if you are sure, but, like, you’ve got to take it seriously.’ I just looked at him and go, ‘When do I not take stuff seriously when I put my mind to it?’.” 

 

Her father, Piotr agreed on the same and further issued a heartfelt assurance to the WTA player.

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Wozniacki’s father’s heartwarming promise to her

In the press of the WTA Masters 1000 event, the Dane also opened up about how her father was quite supportive of her decision to return to competitive tennis. Piotr further asked her tennis star daughter to see how her physique keeps up on the court following her comeback at the age of 33. And in case she needed any help in her journey in the women’s circuit, he further promised to be there for her daughter. Reminiscing about the same, Wozniacki said, “He is, like, I’ll be ready if you really need me”.

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What do you think of the Danish tennis star’s honest conversation with her father and childhood coach? Let us know in the comments section.

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Anurag Gusain is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Being a huge tennis fan, he enjoys watching the Spanish legend Rafael Nadal dominate other superstars on the ATP Tour. His coverage of Nadal's 14 French Open titles has been hailed as some of the best in the business, showcasing his talent for storytelling and his ability to capture the essence of the sport.
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