Former No.1 Caroline Wozniacki Will Retire after 2020 Australian Open

Caroline Wozniacki at French Open 2019. Photo by Rob Prange/REX/Shutterstock

Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, who was the No.1 player in the world at one point, is walking away from the sport. Wozniacki announced on Friday that she will be retiring from professional tennis after the 2020 Australian Open.

Wozniacki, who turned 29 in July, made the announcement during her appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” while also confirming the news on social media.

“Today I am announcing that I will be retiring from professional tennis after the Australian Open in January,” Wozniacki wrote on Instagram while posting a photo of herself from her career beginnings. “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!”

Although Wozniacki said that the retirement decision doesn’t have anything to do with her health, the truth is that her 2019 campaign was derailed by several injuries. As a result, she only played 35 matches this year and failed to go past the third round at Grand Slams. Her last appearance on the tennis court was China Open semifinals, where she lost to Naomi Osaka.

Wozniacki won 30 WTA titles during her career including Australian Open win in 2018. She reached US Open finals twice in her career as well, while being the top-ranked tennis player in the world on two occasions, in 2010 and 2011.