Ühe ajastu lõpp: legendaarne Taani tennisist tõmbab karjäärile kriipsu peale

Caroline Wozniacki (keskel)

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Endine maailma esireket Caroline Wozniacki andis Instagrami vahendusel teada, et lõpetab pärast jaanuaris toimuvat Australian Openit profikarjääri.

29-aastane taanlanna asub praeguses maailma parimate tennisistide edetabelis 37. kohal. Viimase võistluse pidas ta tänavu oktoobris, kui osales Hiinas toimunud turniiril.

2018. aastal diagnoositi Wozniackil reumatoidartriit, kuid atleedi enda sõnul ei ole sportlastee lõpetamine sellega seotud. Naine soovib keskenduda nüüdsest eraelule ning pere loomisele koos korvpallurist elukaaslase David Lee'ga.

Taani reketi võidusaldosse kogunes aja jooksul 30 WTA turniirivõitu, mis kulmineerus 2010. aastal sellega, et ta kerkis maailma edetabelis esimesele kohale. Lisaks on Wozniacki esindanud enda kodumaad ka kolmel olümpial.

Ülieduka teekonna jooksul on tema triumfid toonud sisse ligi 34 miljonit dollarit, mis meie vääringus võrdub 30,7 miljoni euroga. Kõigi aegade arvestuses on selline summa neljas tulemus.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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!

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