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Caroline Wozniacki, a former world No. 1 in singles, has won 30 WTA singles titles, including six in 2010 and 2011. She is the first woman from a Scandinavian country to hold the top ranking position. Here are some very interesting facts about the Danish professional tennis player:

  1.  She was born on July 11, 1990, in Odense, Denmark, to Anna and Piotr Wozniacki, the Polish immigrants. Her parents were professional athletes, with her mother representing Polish national volleyball team and her father played club football for ‘Boldklubben 1909’ in Denmark.
  2.  In celebration of 50th anniversary of the Open Era in tennis, the ‘Tennis Magazine’ published 25 best players of those five decades. Wozniacki was placed as the 24th best female tennis player.
  3.  On November 02, 2014, Wozniacki made her marathon debut at the New York City Marathon and completed it in a time of 3:26:33, which was good enough to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  4.  She started to play tennis from the age of seven but she received formal coaching only from the age of 14. Though her father was her primary coach, she received coaching from Sven Groeneveld, Thomas Hogstedt, and Michael Mortensen during different phase of her career.
  5.  Wozniacki was the Denmark flag bearers at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics. In May 2018, she was appointed Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog by the Queen of Denmark.
  6.  She began her professional career on the WTA tour in 2005, winning the prestigious Orange Bowl Championships and within a year she made the junior singles finals at the Australian Open and the doubles finals at Roland Garros and eventually won the junior singles title at Wimbledon.
  7.  Wozniacki was disqualified from the first round of the 2006 United States Open girl’s tournament for verbally abusing an umpire. She was said to have used an expletive while referring to a lineman who made a disputed call.
  8.  She won her first senior tour title in October 2006 at the ITF tournament in Istanbul and when she reached her first WTA tour semi-final at the AIG Japan Open Tennis Tournament in October 2007, she become the first Danish to do so since 1986.
  9.  Wozniacki won her first WTA tournament title at Nordic Light Open, Sweden on August 03, 2008 and subsequently she went on to win her second WTA title at Pilot Pen Tennis in New Haven in the same month. She ended the year ranked 12th with 58-20 win-loss record to be awarded the ‘WTA Tour Most Impressive Newcomer of the Year’ for 2008.
  10.  As the top seed at the 2010 United States Open, she reached the semi-finals, to become the only women player other than Venus Williams, to have reached at least the fourth round of all four Grand Slam events in 2010.
  11.  She took part in a sexy, nude session for the American magazine Sports Illustrated. The photo session took place on the island of Petit St. Vincent in the Caribbean Sea. She had also earlier appeared in the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
  12.  She won the 2010 China Open in Beijing, China on October 11 and in the process became 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 women, to reach the top ranking.
  13.  Wozniacki ended the year 2011 with 63-17 win-loss record with six titles and finished the year as world No. 1 for the second consecutive year. She reached the semi-finals of Australian and U.S Open in the year.
  14.  She got engaged to former NBA champion David Lee on November 02, 2018 and may get married in mid-2019. She was earlier engaged to Irish golfer Rory Mcllroy but ended the relationship in May 2014 just days after their wedding invitation had been sent out.
  15.  In December 2012, during an exhibition match against Maria Sharapova in Brazil, Wozniacki was accused o being racist after she impersonated Serena Williams by carrying towels under her clothes simulating large-chested and a large rear end. Williams did not take offense and pointed out through an e-mail to USA Today, that they are friends.
  16.  She was the top seed at the 2013 BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open where she defeated Sabine Lisicki and Annika Beck for the title to win her first and only title of the year. She finished the year ranked world No.10.
  17.  As the tenth seed at the 2014 United States Open, she reached her second finals of a Grand Slam and her first final since 2009 U.S Open. She lost to Serena Williams in the finals 3-6, 3-6.
  18.  On March 08, 2015, she won the BMW Malaysian Open defeating Alexandra Dulgheru, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, for her first and only title of the year. She ended the year ranked at No.17, with 39-23 win-loss record.
  19.  At the start of 2016 clay court tournaments, she injured her ankle during a practice which put her out of action for all of clay-court season. She subsequently withdrew from French Open and when she lost in the first round of Wimbledon, her ranking fell out of top 50 for the first time since February 2008.
  20.  On September 25, 2016, she won the Toray Pan Pacific Open, in Japan, to record her 24th title of her career and her first title since March 2015. This was also her Premier-level title since 2012.
  21.  Wozniacki ended the year 2017 on high when she won the WTA Finals defeating Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 in the finals to win the biggest title of her career. She reached eight tournament finals winning two to record 60-21 win-loss in the year to be ranked world No.3 her best since 2011.
  22.  As a second seed at the 2018 Australian Open, she reached her first Grand Slam finals since 2014, and won her first title by defeating Simona Halep in three sets.
  23.  When she won the Australian Open, she became the first Danish player, man or women, to win a Grand Slam singles title. Only three women have made more Grand Slam appearance before winning a title than Wozniacki’s 43.
  24.  In the second round match of the 2018 Australian Open against Jana Fett, she saved two match points before she snatched the title, making her the ninth women to win the title after being match point down.
  25.  When she won the 2018 Australian Open, she regained her world No. 1 ranking on January 29, 2018. She was last ranked No.1 exactly six years ago, which beat the previous record of five years and twenty days of Serena Williams.
  26.  In August 2018, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, but was positive when she said ‘this is how it is and I am going to work with it.’ I want to be the role model for the people who are fighting with this.
  27.  Wozniacki has won at least one title a year since 2008, 11 consecutive years, which is the fifth highest overall, shared with Virginia Wade, Evonne Goolagong and Serena Williams.
  28.  In 2009 Wozniacki signed an endorsement deal with Adidas for apparel designed by Stella McCartney and has several other partnership deal, ranging from racquet sponsorship with Babolat, the Swiss luxury watch Rolex, media company ‘The Players’ Tribune,’ Lagardere Sport, Godiva Chocolate, a healthy lifestyle motivation app Lympo and USANA, the health science product.
  29.  Wozniacki and Serena Williams are best of friends and she is one of the few tennis stars to attend William’s wedding. She is also close to Malou Ejdesgaard, Agnieszka Radwanska and Angelique Kerber.
  30.  She was awarded the Danish Sportsperson for the year 2010 and 2018 by the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark and Jyllands-Posten newspaper. She also twice won the Diamond Aces award for the year 2011 and 2015.
  31.  Caroline Wozniacki Net Worth: $30 Million

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