Caroline Wozniacki, former World No 1 and 2018 Australian Open champion celebrates her 30th birthday on July 11, 2020 (Saturday). Wozniacki, who bid adieu to tennis at the finish of the Australian Open earlier this yr was born on 1990 and loved a stellar 15-year profession earlier than calling it quits on January 23 in the yr’s first Grand Slam match. Throughout the course of her profession, since turning professional in 2005, Wozniacki gained 30 WTA titles and held the top-ranking standing in three totally different intervals. Roger Federer Admits ‘Retirement Getting Nearer’ however Nonetheless Decided to Play Extra.
Wozniacki was the first Danish skilled tennis participant to win the Grand Slam match and the first-ever girl from a Scandinavian nation to grow to be World No 1. She additionally gained the 2017 WTA Finals and completed as runner-up at the 2009 US Open, 2010 WTA Tour Championship and likewise the 2014 US Open. Wimbledon to Allocate $12.5 Million Prize Cash to 620 Gamers Regardless of Cancellation.
She all the time turned up along with her greatest at the Flushing Meadows and though Wozniacki didn’t win the Grand Slam occasion – she completed runner-up twice – some of her greatest matches got here in New York. As Caroline Wozniacki celebrates her 30th birthday, check out some of her greatest profession performances.
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Simona Halep vs Caroline Wozniacki, 2018 Australian Open Closing
Caroline Wozniacki’s Grand Slam drought drew to an finish after 43 appearances. She beat Simona Halep in three hard-fought units to win her maiden Grand Slam title 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-Four and grow to be the first Danish participant to elevate a tennis main.
Jana Fett vs Caroline Wozniacki, 2018 Australian Open
Lengthy earlier than she had even made to the maiden look at an Australian Open closing, Wozniacki might have returned residence however for this fearsome struggle again in opposition to Jana Fett in the second spherical of the 2018 Australian Open. Having rallied again from a set all the way down to take the match into the decider third set, Wozniacki was behind 1-5 and saved two match factors to beat Fett 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 and advance forward.
Caroline Wozniacki vs Svetlana Kuznetsova, 2011 US Open
As soon as once more, Wozniacki needed to come from a set and 1-Four all the way down to beat the former French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-7 (6-8), 7-5, 6-1 and advance into the quarter-finals. She had already crushed Kuznetsova at the identical stage in 2009 when she had gone on to grow to be the first Danish girl to seem in a Grand Slam closing.
Caroline Wozniacki vs Angelique Kerber, 2018 Eastbourne Semi-Closing
Wozniacki, a former World No 1 fought again from the grasp of defeat to beat Angelique Kerber 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-Four and advance to the closing. Kerber, a two-time Grand Slam champion, seemed the favorite to win after clinching the first set and serving for match level in the second. However the Dane survived after which launched an assault of her personal to seal the win after a gruelling two hour and 17-minute conflict. It was 600th profession win and also will give her profession’s 29th WTA title.
Maria Sharapova vs Caroline Wozniacki, 2014 US Open
Wozniacki shocked fifth seed Maria Sharapova and the New York crowd with a sensational show in a fourth-round 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 win at Flushing Meadows. The victory set her on a primary Grand Slam quarter-final look since 2012.
After a 15-year stellar profession throughout which she gained 30 WTA singles titles, a Grand Slam, WTA Finals, three Obligatory and three Premier 5 titles, Wozniacki introduced her resolution to retire at the finish of 2020 Australian Open the place she clinched her first and solely tennis main.
Earlier in 2018, she had revealed of getting recognized with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Wozniacki later, nevertheless, confirmed that her retirement was now because of any well being situation however her want to begin a household life with husband and former NBA champion David Lee. Glad Birthday, Caroline Wozniacki!
(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 11, 2020 08:00 AM IST. For extra information and updates on politics, world, sports activities, leisure and way of life, go online to our web site latestly.com).
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