Who is Caroline Wozniacki?
Caroline Wozniacki is a professional tennis player from Denmark. She is formerly the top-ranked female player in the world, but she has never won a Grand Slam. She is currently ranked #8 in the world.
Wozniacki was born in Denmark on July 11, 1990. Her parents, Piotr and Anna Wozniacki, were both elite athletes. Piotr played soccer professionally and Anna was a member of Poland’s national volleyball team. (Anna and Piotr moved to Denmark from Poland some time before Caroline was born because Piotr was signed by a soccer club there.) Completing the family of athletes, Caroline’s older brother, Patrik, is a professional soccer player.
Woziacki (Caroline that is, not Piotr or Anna or Patrik) debuted on the WTA tour on July 19, 2005, just eight days after her fifteenth birthday. She only played two professional tournaments that season, exiting both of them in the first round. She did have a lot of success in junior tournaments that year though, winning, among other things, the prestigious Orange Bowl championship.
In 2009 she advanced to the final of the US Open, where she lost to Kim Clijsters. To date, this is Wozniacki’s only appearance in the final of a Grand Slam. She has won 24 professional singles titles and earned more than $15 million in prize money. Speaking of money, Wozniacki is no stranger to endorsement deals. She has sponsorship deals with Adidas, Rolex, and Turkish Airlines, just to name a few.
At the 2010 Sony Ericsson Championships, the last tournament of the year, Wozniacki earned enough points to move her into the number one world ranking. Thus, she began 2011 as the top-ranked female tennis player in the world. Alas, her tournament results have slipped since then, but she remains a threat to win any tournament she enters.
Romantically, Wozniacki has been linked to Rory McIlroy, currently the fourth-ranked golfer in the world and a former world’s number one himself.