Caroline Wozniacki
Danish tennis player
Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki is a Danish professional tennis player. She is a former World No. 1 on the WTA Tour. As of 23 January 2012, she held this position for 67 weeks. She was the first Scandinavian woman to hold the top ranking position and 20th overall. Since her WTA debut in 2005, she has improved her year-end ranking each year until finishing on top in both 2010 and 2011.
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Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Eugenie Bouchard featured in SI Swimsuit 2017 -
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Tennis-Konta calls the shots to ease into fourth round
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* Konta triumphs in straight sets * Next faces 30th seed Makarova * Continues British success in Melbourne (Adds details, quotes) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Britain's Johanna Konta firmed up as one of the Australian Open title favourites when she powered into the fourth round on Saturday, comfortably seeing off former world number one Caroline Wozniacki 6-3 6-1 on Margaret Court Arena. The 25-year-old will next face Ekaterina Makarova at Melbourne Park as she continues her quest to give Britain its first women's grand slam singles champion in four decades.
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Konta sets up Australian Open blockbuster against Wozniacki
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Johanna Konta on Thursday set up a mouth-watering third-round clash against former world number one Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open, with both players looking in fine touch. The British ninth seed, who made the semi-finals last year to kickstart a breakthrough season, doused the threat from promising 19-year-old Japanese Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-2 on Rod Laver Arena. Dane Wozniacki followed her on court and dismantled Croatia's Donna Vekic 6-1, 6-3, barely putting a foot wrong.
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Wozniacki beaten in ASB Classic quarterfinals
Yahoo News - about 2 months
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — The ASB Tennis Classic was shorn of the last of its big-name contenders on Thursday when former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki wasted a match-winning position and lost 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinals to Germany's Julia Goerges.
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Serena Williams' 1st-round match at ASB Classic delayed by rain
ABC News - about 2 months
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Serena Williams will have to wait a little longer for her first match of 2017 after rain curtailed play Monday on the opening day of the ASB Classic. Williams was due to play in the evening session against unseeded Pauline Parmentier of France, but steady rain made play impossible at the open-air stadium, and the first-round match was postponed to Tuesday. Venus Williams, a former champion in Auckland, is due to play New Zealand wild-card entry Jade Lewis on Tuesday. In the only main-draw matches completed Monday, Lucie Safarova beat Czech compatriot? Denisa Allertova?6-1, 6-2 and Kurumi Nara of Japan beat Germany's Antonia Lottner 6-2, 6-2. Naomi Osaka of Japan led Annika Beck of Germany 6-2, 2-1 when play was suspended. Former No. 1-ranked Caroline Wozniacki is set to open against Nicole Gibbs of the United States.
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Wozniacki beats Mladenovic to win Hong Kong Open
Yahoo News - 4 months
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki beat unseeded French challenger Kristina Mladenovic to take the Hong Kong Open on Sunday after a battle of wills that lasted almost three hours. Wozniacki of Denmark, seeded fifth in the competition, stormed the first set 6-1 with Mladenovic visibly despondent and limping slightly. The 23-year-old Frenchwoman emerged in the second set with her right leg bandaged and with a renewed focus, forcing Wozniacki to dive around the court with a combination of drop shots and powerful drives.
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Wozniacki ends Jankovic title defense in Hong Kong semis - 4 months
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki ousted defending champion Jelena Jankovic 6-3 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open on Saturday.
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Tennis - Kerber keeps eye on prize despite high life
Yahoo News - 6 months
- With a third Grand Slam final of the year on the horizon, Angelique Kerber couldn't afford to lose her focus despite realizing her once only dreamed-of rise to world number one. "It was not so easy to go on court, because I knew before that if Serena lost, of course, that I will be the number one." Twenty minutes after reaching the summit of her sport, Kerber took on former world number one Caroline Wozniacki, overpowering the two-time US Open finalist 6-4, 6-3.
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Wozniacki, Kerber put friendship aside at US Open
Yahoo News - 6 months
Caroline Wozniacki and Angelique Kerber are joined by friendship, Polish roots and cosy coffee chats, but on Thursday they'll be ruthless in pursuit of a place in the US Open final. It's an intriguing semi-final clash between a former world number one who has never won a Grand Slam title and the current number two who claimed a first major at the Australian Open in January. A right ankle injury sidelined 26-year-old Wozniacki for the best part of three months and her enforced absence from the French Open ended a streak of 36 successive appearances at the majors.
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Tennis - Wozniacki beats hurt Sevastova to reach US Open semis
Yahoo News - 6 months
- Caroline Wozniacki reached her fourth US Open semi-final by beating injured Latvian opponent Anastasija Sevastova 6-0, 6-2 and will face Angelique Kerber for a place in the final. Sevastova, playing in her first Grand Slam quarter-final, never recovered from falling and turning her right ankle in the second game of the opening set. The 26-year-old hobbled from that point on and the contest was over in just over an hour with the world number 48 having committed 30 unforced errors to the Dane's five.
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Caroline Wozniacki Rolls Back the Years at the U.S. Open
Wall Street Journal - 6 months
After a miserable two years, former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, whose ranking has tumbled to No. 74, is back in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open.
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Keys locked out of U.S. Open quarters by Wozniacki - 6 months
NEW YORK (Reuters) - There was no great escape this time for Madison Keys as a resurgent Caroline Wozniacki locked the eighth seeded American out of the U.S. Open quarter-finals with a tidy 6-3 6-4 win on Sunday.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Caroline Wozniacki
  • 2016
    Age 25
    This time was good enough to qualify for the 2016 Boston Marathon but Wozniacki said she will not run another marathon for a few years.
    More Details Hide Details Wozniacki appeared in the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, following other number one-ranked singles tennis stars: Steffi Graf (1997), Serena Williams (2004), Venus Williams (2005), Maria Sharapova (2006), Ana Ivanovic (2010) and Rafael Nadal (2012) who have appeared in the issue. 2008 2010 2011 2014 2015
    Next Caroline played the 2016 US Open she slid past Taylor Townsend in three sets, then upset Svetlana Kuznetsova in round two after being two breaks down she came back to win in straight sets.
    More Details Hide Details She then beat Monica Niculescu in two sets to reach the fourth round, in which she upended Madison Keys in two sets to reach the quarterfinals and then beat unseeded Anastasija Sevastova to enter the semifinals. Wozniacki lost the semifinal to then-new No. 1 Angelique Kerber, in two sets, and resulting at the back of the top 30 for the first time since April of this year. Wozniacki moved on to the Toray Pan Pacific Open. In the first round, Wozniacki defeated Belinda Bencic, who had defeated her the previous year, in three sets. In the second round, she defeated fourth seed Carla Suarez Navarro, then beat qualifier Magda Linette in straight sets. In the semifinals, Wozniacki defeated defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska, which sent her off to her first final since April of the previous year. In the final, she defeated Japanese player Naomi Osaka to win her 24th WTA title, and her first title since March 2015.
    Wozniacki began her US hard court season in Washington, playing the 2016 Citi Open she went on to beat Hiroko Kuwata in the first round and retired in her second round clash with Samantha Stosur despite being up a set 7–5 a sharp pain in her left arm forced her to retire.
    More Details Hide Details This injury also took her out of The Rogers Cup. She then played the Summer Olympic Games. Dropping four games she beat Lucie Hradecka but fell to Czech Petra Kvitova in the second round. She failed to win a match in the Connecticut Open as she lost in the first round to young Latvian Jelena Ostapenko.
    In her last tournament leading up to Wimbledon, Wozniacki played the 2016 Aegon International Eastbourne.
    More Details Hide Details She showed signs of improvement from her loss of form and injury, dismissing Alizé Cornet and seventh seed Samantha Stosur and dropping only seven games in the two matches before losing in a three-set match to qualifier Mónica Puig. In Wimbledon, she went unseeded in the tournament, the first time since 2008 Australian Open and lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first round, this was resulted falling out of top 50 since February 2008.
    She withdrew from 2016 French Open because her ankle was not 100%.
    More Details Hide Details Wozniacki played in Nottingham, her first tournament since the Miami Open in March and her first tournament after hiring her new coach David Kotyza. Wozniacki won her first match in ten weeks defeating Çağla Büyükakçay, but falling in yet another three-set match to Anett Kontaveit in the second round.
    Then in the 2016 Miami Open Wozniacki made a promising start, defeating Vania King; however, she fell to twelfth seed Elina Svitolina.
    More Details Hide Details Wozniacki was scheduled to play many clay court tournaments. However, she injured her ankle during a practice, which put her out for all of the clay-court season. This break saw Wozniacki fall though the rankings from 22 down to 34, the lowest since May 2008.
    Wozniacki played in the 2016 Monterrey Open instead of defending her title in Kuala Lumpur.
    More Details Hide Details She defeated Olga Govortsova in the first round and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the second round; however, she fell in the quarterfinals to the eventual winner Heather Watson. Caroline then played at the BNP Paribas Open and fell in the second round to Zhang Shuai. This match marked the longest match so far in 2016, at 3 hours and 24 minutes.
    Wozniacki began her 2016 season at the ASB Classic in Auckland, where she was defending finalist points.
    More Details Hide Details After beating Danka Kovinić in straight sets, she dropped a combined three games against Christina McHale and Alexandra Dulgheru to advance to the semifinals where she lost to eventual champion Sloane Stephens in straight sets. Wozniacki's next tournament was the Australian Open where she lost to Yulia Putintseva in the first round in three sets, marking her worst performance at the tournament. Wozniacki's next tournament was the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy. She lost to Dominika Cibulková in the second round in straight sets. Wozniacki next played the Qatar Open for which she needed 9 match points to beat Ana Konjuh in the first round. She was at one point up by a double break in the third set. In the second round, she faced Daria Gavrilova which she won in straight sets. Wozniacki then played Elena Vesnina in the third round, she fell in a grueling match.
  • 2014
    Age 23
    On 2 November 2014, Wozniacki made her marathon debut, completing the New York City Marathon in a time of 3:26:33.
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    Wozniacki then decided to run the New York City Marathon on 2 November 2014.
    More Details Hide Details She recorded a time of 3 hours, 26 minutes and 33 seconds. She claimed that the running training has been positive for her and has contributed to her good performances at the US Open and WTA Finals. Wozniacki started her preparation for the Australian Open at the ASB Classic in Auckland seeded as No. 1 and advanced to the final before losing to Venus Williams in three sets. Despite being seeded eighth at the Australian Open, Wozniacki was unfortunate to draw fellow former world number one and two-time champion Victoria Azarenka in the second round, and was defeated in straight sets. After the tournament, she climbed back up to No. 5. Wozniacki then competed at the Dubai Tennis Championships where she made it all the way to the semifinals before losing to eventual champion Simona Halep in three sets. Wozniacki's next tournament was the Qatar Total Open where she was seeded second. However, she lost once again to fellow former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka in the quarterfinals in straight sets, winning just four games. She rebounded at the Malaysian Open, winning the title by defeating Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru in the final in three sets.
    She announced their engagement on her Twitter page on 1 January 2014. On 21 May 2014, it was announced that McIlroy had ended the engagement: "The problem is mine.
    More Details Hide Details The wedding invitations issued at the weekend made me realise that I wasn't ready for all that marriage entails. I wish Caroline all the happiness she deserves and thank her for the great times we've had."
    Wozniacki's first tournament of the 2014 US Open Series was the Rogers Cup.
    More Details Hide Details She progressed to the quarterfinals after having straight set wins over Daniela Hantuchová, Klára Koukalová and Shelby Rogers before losing to top seed Serena Williams, despite having led by a set and a break. At the Western & Southern Open, Wozniacki easily dismantled Magdaléna Rybáriková and Zhang Shuai before recording her first two top ten victories of the year by defeating Angelique Kerber in the third round and Agnieszka Radwańska in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, she fell in three sets to the eventual champion Serena Williams. Wozniacki's next tournament was the US Open, where she was the tenth seed. She faced Magdaléna Rybáriková in her opening match, progressing after her opponent was forced to retire early in the third set. She then beat qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the second round in straight sets. In the third round she easily took care of eighteenth seed Andrea Petkovic in straight sets for her first win over a seeded player at a grand slam since 2012. In the fourth round, Wozniacki came up against former world number 1 and former champion Maria Sharapova, defeating her in three sets to progress to the quarterfinals of a grand slam for the first time since the 2012 Australian Open. In the quarterfinals, she dropped just one game to breeze past Sara Errani. In the semifinals, Wozniacki came up against unseeded Peng Shuai. Wozniacki was up a set when her opponent was forced to retire due to a severe heat-related illness, allowing Wozniacki to advance to her second grand slam final, and her first since the 2009 US Open.
  • 2013
    Age 22
    Wozniacki then played at the 2013 New Haven Open at Yale.
    More Details Hide Details She reached the semifinals beating Peng via retirement, Karin Knapp and Sloane Stephens before losing to Simona Halep in straight sets. At the US Open, Wozniacki defeated Duan Yingying and Chanelle Scheepers in straight sets before losing to qualifier Camila Giorgi in the third round. This marked the first time since 2008 where Wozniacki had failed to reach the quarterfinals or better at one of the four grand slam tournaments. During the Asian swing, Wozniacki advanced to the semi-finals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open, defeating Flavia Pennetta, Magdaléna Rybáriková and Lucie Šafářová en route before losing to Angelique Kerber. Her next tournament was in Beijing where she was seeded sixth and where she received a bye into the second round along with the other three Tokyo semi-finalists. Wozniacki reached the quarterfinals after wins over Monica Niculescu and Sloane Stephens, but lost to the World No. 1 and eventual champion, Serena Williams.
    She then reached the quarterfinals of the 2013 Western & Southern Open, beating Peng Shuai, Monica Niculescu and Petra Kvitová, but was defeated by Victoria Azarenka for the first time since 2009.
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    Wozniacki's woeful season continued at the 2013 Rogers Cup, where she fell in the second round to Sorana Cîrstea despite having double match point in the second set.
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    Wozniacki began her grass court season at the 2013 Aegon International in Eastbourne.
    More Details Hide Details She reached the semi-finals after victories over Tamira Paszek, Laura Robson and Ekaterina Makarova but then lost to qualifier Jamie Hampton. In the first round of Wimbledon, Wozniacki beat Estrella Cabeza Candela. In the second round, she faced Petra Cetkovská. In just the fourth game of the first set, with the score at 2–1 and going with serve, Wozniacki slipped and fell, injuring her ankle. She received treatment but was visibly struggling and went on to lose the match. Wozniacki was one of several players to slip and injure themselves, including Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova. After the match, Wozniacki questioned whether the preparation for the tournament was the same as in previous years, adding: "I just know that it's just not really fun to be out there when you feel like you can't really push off on your foot."
    At the 2013 Australian Open, Wozniacki defeated Sabine Lisicki, Donna Vekić and Lesia Tsurenko, but once again lost to Kuznetsova, this time in the fourth round.
    More Details Hide Details Wozniacki's next tournament was the Qatar Total Open where she reached the quarterfinals with wins over Mervana Jugić-Salkić, Sorana Cîrstea, Mona Barthel, before losing to Agnieszka Radwańska. In Dubai, Wozniacki defeated Lucie Šafářová, Zheng Jie and Marion Bartoli to reach the semi-finals where she lost to the eventual champion, Petra Kvitová. At the Malaysian Open she lost in the first round to Wang Qiang. She then played in an exhibition match at the BNP Paribas Showdown in Hong Kong. She was originally scheduled to play Li Na, but she had to withdraw due to injury. Instead Wozniacki played Li's replacement world no. 4 Agnieszka Radwańska and lost in straight sets. At the BNP Paribas Open, she defeated Alizé Cornet, Elena Vesnina and Nadia Petrova before receiving a walkover the defending champion Victoria Azarenka, after the latter withdrew due to a foot injury. In the semi-finals, Wozniacki defeated Angelique Kerber to reach her first final of the year but lost the title match to Maria Sharapova. In her next tournament, the Sony Open in Miami, Wozniacki made it to the third round where she lost to Garbiñe Muguruza.
  • 2012
    Age 21
    In December 2012, during an exhibition match in Brazil, Wozniacki imitated friend and fellow tennis player Serena Williams by stuffing towels in her shirt and skirt in order to appear to be large-chested and have a large rear end.
    More Details Hide Details This act divided opinion on social network sites. It was noted that Wozniacki has done the impression before without controversy. Williams also defended Wozniacki in an email to USA Today and pointed out that they are friends and that the act was not racist. Williams added however, that if people feel this way then she should do something else next time. Wozniacki began the year in Brisbane where as the eighth seed, she lost in the first round to qualifier Ksenia Pervak in three sets. Wozniacki then competed at the Apia International Sydney. She defeated Urszula Radwańska but lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round.
    Wozniacki, still suffering with the injury, was seeded eighth at the 2012 US Open, but did not advance past the first round.
    More Details Hide Details She lost in two sets to 96th-ranked Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu. As a result of the loss, Wozniacki dropped out of the top 10 for the first time in three years. Following her US Open disappointment, Wozniacki won her first tournament of the year in Seoul by defeating Arantxa Rus, Caroline Garcia, Klára Zakopalová, Ekaterina Makarova, and Kaia Kanepi in the final. It was her 19th career title. Wozniacki's next tournament was the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. She defeated Bojana Jovanovski, Daniela Hantuchová and Li Na, before losing to Agnieszka Radwańska in the quarterfinals. At the China Open in Beijing, Wozniacki defeated Chanelle Scheepers and Hsieh Su-wei but lost to Angelique Kerber in the third round. Wozniacki's next tournament was the Kremlin Cup. As the third seed in the tournament, she defeated top seed Samantha Stosur in the final in 3 sets to take home her second title of the year, and 20th overall.
    As a result, Wozniacki lost her top ranking and was replaced by the 2012 champion Victoria Azarenka.
    More Details Hide Details Next playing at Doha, Wozniacki lost to Lucie Šafářová in the second round, having received a first round bye. Wozniacki was the defending champion in Dubai and Indian Wells, but failed to defend either title, losing to Julia Görges and Ana Ivanovic, respectively. Wozniacki reached the semifinals in Miami after beating Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová, Petra Cetkovská, Yanina Wickmayer, and Serena Williams, all in straight sets. Wozniacki then lost to second seed Maria Sharapova. Wozniacki did not defend her title in Charleston as she was not allowed to participate under WTA rules because two top-6 players had already entered the draw. Wozniacki then played her home tournament in Copenhagen. She reached the final but lost to Angelique Kerber, her first loss at the tournament since the start in 2010. Wozniacki reached the third round of the French Open, where she lost to Kaia Kanepi in three sets.
    Wozniacki began her season by representing Denmark at the 2012 Hopman Cup with Frederik Nielsen as her partner.
    More Details Hide Details Wozniacki won two of her three round robin matches in singles, defeating Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Tsvetana Pironkova before losing to world no. 2 Petra Kvitová. Wozniacki's first WTA event was the Apia International Sydney. After a first round bye, Wozniacki defeated Dominika Cibulková after trailing 4–0 in the third set. She lost to Agnieszka Radwańska in three sets in the quarterfinals, after serving for the match at 5–4 up in the second set. Wozniacki competed at the Australian Open as the top seed. She defeated Anastasia Rodionova, Anna Tatishvili, Monica Niculescu, and Jelena Janković, all in straight sets, to reach the quarterfinals where she lost to the defending champion Kim Clijsters.
  • 2011
    Age 20
    Wozniacki was in a relationship with Northern Irish professional golfer Rory McIlroy from 2011 until 2014.
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    In Tokyo Wozniacki lost to Kaia Kanepi in the third round. In Beijing she lost to Flavia Pennetta in the quarterfinals. This was Wozniacki's only loss in the 12 quarterfinals she reached in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Wozniacki was the top seed at the WTA Championships. In the group stage she beat Agnieszka Radwańska before falling to Vera Zvonareva. She lost also to Petra Kvitová in her final round-robin match and so she failed to advance to semifinals for the first time in three appearances. She finished the year as world no. 1 for the second consecutive year.
    During the off season, Wozniacki switched her racquet make from Babolat to Yonex. Wozniacki began her 2011 season with an exhibition match in Thailand against Kim Clijsters where she lost in a super tie-break.
    More Details Hide Details Wozniacki then played another exhibition, the team Hong Kong Tennis Classic, where she represented and was captain of Team Europe. She won two matches against Team Asia Pacific, before getting crushed by world no. 2 Vera Zvonareva in the final against Team Russia. Her first WTA tournament was the Medibank International Sydney. She received a bye to the second round, where she lost to Dominika Cibulková. The Australian Open was Wozniacki's first major as world no. 1. She lost to Li Na in the semifinals after failing to convert a match point when trying to serve out the match at 5–4 in the second set. Wozniacki dropped to no. 2 behind Kim Clijsters during the week of 14 February, but regained the top spot the following week. She received a bye to the second round in Dubai where, in the quarterfinals, she beat Shahar Pe'er to ensure her no. 1 position in the next rankings update. She went on to defeat Svetlana Kuznetsova in the final to take her 13th career singles title and first of the year. In Doha, she received a bye to the second round and reached the final, after defeating Nadia Petrova, Flavia Pennetta, and Marion Bartoli in straight sets. She lost to Vera Zvonareva in the final. In the first Premier Mandatory event of the year in Indian Wells, Wozniacki made it to the final, where she defeated Marion Bartoli for her 14th singles title.
  • 2010
    Age 19
    With her semifinal appearance, Wozniacki became one of only two women (the other being Venus Williams) to have reached at least the fourth round of all four Grand Slam events in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Wozniacki's first tournament during the Asian hard-court season was the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. She won back-to-back three setters against Victoria Azarenka and Elena Dementieva, the latter of whom she beat in the final to win her fifth title of the year. She then entered the China Open in Beijing. In the third round, Wozniacki faced Petra Kvitová, who had routed her at Wimbledon. Wozniacki avenged that loss, which ensured that she would replace Serena Williams as the new world no. 1 after the tournament. She was the fifth player to reach the No.1 position without having won a Grand Slam tournament. She also became the first Danish player, man or woman, to reach the top ranking. Wozniacki ultimately won the tournament, defeating Vera Zvonareva in the final to win her sixth title of the year and twelfth overall.
    By virtue of this, she also won the 2010 US Open Series.
    More Details Hide Details Wozniacki was the top seed at the US Open due to the withdrawal of world no. 1 Serena Williams. She advanced to the semifinals, before being upset by Vera Zvonareva.
    Wozniacki was the first seed at the inaugural 2010 e-Boks Danish Open.
    More Details Hide Details It was the first Danish WTA tournament, created largely out of Wozniacki's popularity in Denmark. She reached the final, and she defeated Klára Zakopalová to win her second title of the year. In Cincinnati, she lost in the third round to Marion Bartoli. As the second seed in Montreal, Wozniacki was forced to wait two days to play her semifinal match with Svetlana Kuznetsova because of heavy rain. She defeated both Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva on the same day for her third singles title of the year. As the top seed in New Haven, Wozniacki defeated Nadia Petrova in the final for her third consecutive title there.
    As the defending champion, Wozniacki lost early at the Aegon International, her first grass-court tournament of the year, to Aravane Rezaï. Wozniacki was seeded third at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, where she defeated Tathiana Garbin, Chang Kai-chen, and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova en route to the fourth round, where she was defeated by Petra Kvitová.
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  • 2009
    Age 18
    Wozniacki's stellar 2009 results qualified her for the year-end Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha for the first time.
    More Details Hide Details She won two of three group matches and advanced to the semifinals. There she struggled with a stomach strain and a left thigh injury against world no. 1 Serena Williams, and retired while trailing 6–4, 0–1. In her first WTA tournament of the year, Wozniacki suffered an opening-round loss to Li Na of China in the Sydney. She was seeded fourth at the Australian Open, her first top-eight seed in a Grand Slam. She again fell to Li, this time in the fourth round, in straight sets. Despite her fourth-round exit, Wozniacki achieved a career-high ranking of no. 3. As the second seed at Indian Wells, Wozniacki reached the final before losing to former world no. 1 Jelena Janković. With this result, she achieved a new career-high ranking of world no. 2. At the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, Wozniacki lost in the quarterfinals to the newly returned Justine Henin.
    Wozniacki won her second 2009 title on the grass of Eastbourne.
    More Details Hide Details In the final, she defeated Virginie Razzano. Wozniacki was seeded ninth at Wimbledon, where she lost to Sabine Lisicki in the fourth round. On her 19th birthday, she lost the final of the Swedish Open to María José Martínez Sánchez. On hard court at the LA Women's Tennis Championships, she lost in the second round to Sorana Cîrstea. At the Cincinnati Masters, she reached the quarterfinals, before falling to Elena Dementieva. In Toronto, she lost early in the second round to Zheng Jie, but she then went on to defend her title at the Pilot Pen Tennis in New Haven without losing a set. In the first round, she had her first double bagel win as a professional, 6–0, 6–0, over Edina Gallovits in 41 minutes. In the final, she beat Elena Vesnina for her third title of the season.
    She was runner-up at the 2009 and 2014 US Opens and the 2010 WTA Tour Championships in Doha to Kim Clijsters.
    More Details Hide Details She won the 2006 Wimbledon Girls' Singles title and also holds two WTA titles in doubles. In 2008, Wozniacki won the title of WTA Newcomer of the Year. Wozniacki is the daughter of Polish immigrants, Piotr Woźniacki and Anna Woźniacka. Anna played on the Polish women's national volleyball team, and Piotr played professional association football. The couple moved to Denmark when Piotr signed for the Danish football club Boldklubben 1909. Her older brother, Patrik Wozniacki, is a professional footballer for IF Skjold Birkerød in Denmark. Wozniacki's playing style centers on "the defensive aspects of tennis with her anticipation, movement, agility, footwork and speed all first-rate and key parts of her game." She also anticipate serves with agressive footwork. Her two-handed backhand is one of her best weapons as she is capable of turning defense into offense, most notably the backhand down-the-line. Her defensive playing style has her contemporaries label her a counter-puncher.
  • 2008
    Age 17
    She also won the WTA Newcomer of the Year award for 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Wozniacki started the season in Auckland, where she lost to Elena Vesnina in the quarterfinals. She also reached the quarterfinals in Sydney, this time losing to world no. 2 Serena Williams after having three match points. Seeded 11th at the Australian Open, Wozniacki lost in the third round to Australian wild card Jelena Dokić. In Pattaya, Wozniacki lost to Magdaléna Rybáriková in the quarterfinals. Seeded first at the Cellular South Cup in Memphis, Tennessee, Wozniacki advanced to the final, but lost to Victoria Azarenka. Afterwards, they partnered in the doubles final to defeat Michaëlla Krajicek and Yuliana Fedak. Wozniacki then took part in the first two Premier Mandatory tournaments of the year. At Indian Wells, she lost in the quarterfinals to eventual champion Vera Zvonareva. In Miami, she scored her first win over Elena Dementieva, before losing to another Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarterfinals.
    Wozniacki then took part in the 2008 Nordea Danish Open, in her hometown of Odense.
    More Details Hide Details After a string of good performances, she won the tournament, beating world no. 64 Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden in the final. Her final win–loss record for the year (ITF matches included, exhibition matches not included) was 58–20 in singles and 8–9 in doubles. She ended the year ranked 12th in singles and 79th in doubles. She finished thirteenth in the race for the Sony Ericsson Championships.
  • 2007
    Age 16
    On 4 February 2007, she won a $75,000 ITF singles title in Ortisei, Italy, beating Italian Alberta Brianti.
    More Details Hide Details On 4 March, she won the $75,000 ITF tournament in Las Vegas, beating top-seed Akiko Morigami in the final. She obtained a wild card for the Pacific Life Open main draw and made her Tier I debut there. She was knocked out in the second round by Martina Hingis. She then made the semifinals of the AIG Open in Tokyo in October, her first career WTA Tour semifinal, and as a result became the first Danish woman to reach a WTA semifinal since Tine Scheuer-Larsen at Bregenz in 1986. She was defeated by Venus Williams in straight sets. At the Australian Open, Wozniacki defeated Gisela Dulko and 21st seed Alona Bondarenko on her way to the round of 16, where she lost to the eventual finalist and fourth-seeded Ana Ivanovic. At the French Open, she was seeded 30th, making this the first Grand Slam tournament in which Wozniacki was seeded. She again lost in the third round to the eventual champion and world no. 2 Ana Ivanovic. At Wimbledon, she reached the third round, but lost to second-seeded Jelena Janković. Wozniacki won her first WTA Tour title at the Nordic Light Open in Stockholm without dropping a set, defeating fifth seed Anabel Medina Garrigues in the quarterfinals, top seed and world no. 10, Agnieszka Radwańska in the semifinals, and Vera Dushevina in the final. At the Summer Olympics in Beijing, she beat world no. 12 Daniela Hantuchová in the second round, before falling to the eventual gold-medalist Elena Dementieva.
  • 2006
    Age 15
    Wozniacki was seeded second in Girls' Singles in the last major tournament of 2006, US Open.
    More Details Hide Details In the first round, she won the first set against Russian Alexandra Panova, but was disqualified in the second set for verbally abusing an umpire. Wozniacki was said to have used an expletive in referring to a linesman who made a disputed call. However, on her blog, she claimed to have said, "take your sunglasses of sic" and was mistaken for talking to the linesman, when she in fact was criticizing herself after the next point. In her last junior tournament, the Osaka Mayor's Cup, she won both the girls' singles and doubles. Her first title on the senior tour came shortly after on 29 October, when she won the $25,000 ITF-tournament in Istanbul by beating Tatjana Malek in the final. Wozniacki was set to face Venus Williams on 27 November in an exhibition match in Copenhagen, but five days before the event, Williams canceled because of an injury. The two did, however, face each other in the Memphis WTA Tier III event on 20 February. Williams beat Wozniacki, ending a nine-match winning streak for Wozniacki.
    In 2006, she was the top seed at the Australian Open (junior girls' singles), but lost the final to eighth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia.
    More Details Hide Details She was seeded second with partner Anna Tatishvili in the doubles tournament, but the pair was knocked out in the semifinals by the French-Italian pair of Alizé Cornet and Corinna Dentoni, who were seeded eighth. In February at the Memphis, she reached her first WTA Tour quarterfinal, beating Kristina Brandi and Ashley Harkleroad, before losing to third-seeded Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden. Before the Wimbledon, Wozniacki won the exhibition tournament Liverpool International Tennis Tournament, beating Ashley Harkleroad in the finals. Later that year, she was given a wild card to the qualifying draw at Wimbledon, where she was beaten in the first round by Miho Saeki. However, Wozniacki went on to win the Wimbledon girls' singles tournament, beating Slovak Magdaléna Rybáriková in the finals. In August, she reached another WTA Tour quarterfinal, this time at the Nordea Nordic Light Open in Stockholm. She defeated top-100 players Iveta Benešová and Eleni Daniilidou, before falling to eventual champion and third-seeded Zheng Jie.
  • 2005
    Age 14
    She made her debut on the WTA Tour at Cincinnati's Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open on 19 July 2005, losing to the top-seeded and eventual champion Patty Schnyder in the first round.
    More Details Hide Details In the Nordea Nordic Light Open, her other WTA tournament of the year, she lost to Martina Suchá in the first round.
    Wozniacki won several junior tournaments in 2005, including the Orange Bowl tennis championship.
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    From her WTA debut in 2005, she improved her year-end ranking each year until finishing on top in both 2010 and 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Wozniacki has won 24 WTA singles titles, including six in 2010 and 2011, the most in a year by a WTA player from 2008–2011.
  • 1990
    Born on July 11, 1990.
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