Bivša prva tenisačica svijeta Dankinja Caroline Wozniacki najavila je na svom Instagram profilu da će se povući iz aktivnog igranja tenisa nakon Australian Opena u siječnju.

Wozniacki (29) je osvojila svoj jedini Grand Slam naslov na Australian Openu 2018. i oprostit će se od profesionalnog igranja tenisa nakon tog turnira koji se igra sljedeće godine od 20. siječnja do 2. veljače.

Dankinja je svoju odluku o povlačenju objasnila željom za novim izazovom, a ne svojim zdravstvenim stanjem.

"Profesionalno igram tenis od svoje 15. godine. U tom sam vremenu proživjela prekrasno prvo poglavlje svog života. S 30 WTA naslova, titulom prve tenisačice svijeta tijekom 71 tjedna, pobjedom na WTA završnici, nastupima na troje olimpijskih igara što je uključilo i nošenje danske zastave te osvajanjem grand slam naslova na Australian Openu 2018., ostvarilo mi se sve o čemu sam sanjala", napisala je 29-godišnja Wozniacki.

 
 
 
 
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I’ve played professionally since I was 15 years old. In that time I’ve experienced an amazing first chapter of my life. With 30 WTA singles titles, a world #1 ranking for 71 weeks, a WTA Finals victory, 3 Olympics, including carrying the flag for my native Denmark, and winning the 2018 Australian Open Grand slam championship, I’ve accomplished everything I could ever dream of on the court. I’ve always told myself, when the time comes, that there are things away from tennis that I want to do more, then it’s time to be done. In recent months, I’ve realized that there is a lot more in life that I’d like to accomplish off the court. Getting married to David was one of those goals and starting a family with him while continuing to travel the world and helping raise awareness about rheumatoid arthritis (project upcoming) are all passions of mine moving forward. So with that, today I am announcing that I will be retiring from professional tennis after the Australian Open in January. This has nothing to do with my health and this isn’t a goodbye, I look forward to sharing my exciting journey ahead with all of you! Finally, I want to thank with all my heart, the fans, my friends, my sponsors, my team, especially my father as my coach, my husband, and my family for decades of support! Without all of you I could have never have done this!

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