Caroline Wozniacki, the previously ranked No. 1 singles participant in ladies’s tennis, has introduced her retirement. In an emotional Instagram put up as well as in a note on Twitter Caroline mentioned that she’s competing within the 2020 Australian Open earlier than hanging up her racket. Caroline, 29, who gained the Australian Open again in 2018, wrote, “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.”

Caroline, who was runner-up to Serena Williams on the 2014 US Open and who’s currently ranked No. 37, continued, “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.” She named marrying former NBA star David Lee in June 2019 as a kind of objectives. Now, she needs to begin a household.

One other ardour of Caroline’s that she needs to pursue is elevating consciousness about rheumatoid arthritis, a painful autoimmune illness that limits mobility resulting from joint irritation and stiffness. She was diagnosed with it in 2018 after affected by fatigue and has been on treatment ever since. Nevertheless, Caroline continued on in her Instagram put up to say that her retirement 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!”

She concluded, “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!” Take a look at the complete Instagram put up forward. We’ll see her play for the final time on the Australian Open beginning Jan. 20.

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