Caroline Wozniacki, formerly No. 1 in the world rankings, announced her decision to retire from professional tennis after the 2020 Australian Open, at the age of 29.
The Danish tennis player had won the Australian Open in 2018, reaching the highest of her career. At that place, she decided to write the epilogue as she now wants to open a new chapter in her life and create a family with her husband, David Lee.
She announced her decision with a post on Instagram, writing:
I’ve been playing professionally for my 15 years. With 30 WTA titles, 71st in the world rankings, a win in the WTA Finals, three Olympics – including Denmark’s flagship – and winning the 2018 Australian Open, I have achieved more than I ever dreamed of at the back. In the last few months I have realized that there is so much more to life that I would like to achieve, except for Cort.
Caroline Wozniak gave her last match on January 24, 2020 against Ons Jabeur, in front of hundreds of people inside an emotionaly charged arena.
The Danish tennis player congratulated, through a video, famous tennis players by saying goodbye in their own way.
"The game will miss you. We will miss you!"@serenawilliams, @naomiosaka, @ashbarty, @Simona_Halep, @rogerfederer, @RafaelNadal, @DjokerNole, @Petra_Kvitova, @matteksands and many more, share their @CaroWozniacki memories. ❤️#CongratsCaro pic.twitter.com/QecV5GtrrK
— WTA (@WTA) January 24, 2020
However, many tennis players have returned to action after their retirement, and Caroline does not completely rule out the possibility of returning to court at some point.