OFICIAL: Caroline Wozniacki vai retirar-se do ténis aos 29 anos
Caroline Wozniacki, antiga número um mundial, vencedora de 30 títulos WTA e do Australian Open em 2018, confirmou esta sexta-feira a sua intenção de terminar a sua carreira profissional em janeiro, depois da edição de 2020 do primeiro Grand Slam da temporada, em Melbourne.
Num post emocionado, a tenista de apenas 29 anos, uma das mais populares e tituladas da sua geração, explicou que tem prioridades novas para a sua vida nos próximos anos, entre as quais fazer crescer a sua família e viajar pelo Mundo para passar a mensagem do combate à sua doença — artrite reumatóide –, e deixou ainda uma mensagem de reconhecimento aos fãs que com ela percorreram esta caminhada.
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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!
Wozniacki está ainda inscrita no WTA de Auckland, na primeira semana de 2020.