Danish-born professional athlete Caroline Wozniacki is best-known all over the world for her exploits on the tennis court. She first announced herself on the world stage after finishing 2nd to Kim Clijsters at the 2009 US Open. In 2010, she made it to the top of the world Tennis rankings, making her the first woman of Scandinavian origin to top the tennis charts. She equally finished on top of the rankings in 2011 having won a total of 6 WTA singles titles the same year. The talented tennis player finished the 2014 US Open as the runner-up to Serena Williams. In 2017, Wozniacki won the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore for the first time in her career. On January 29, 2018, Wozniacki shot her way back to the No. 1 ranking after she clinched the 2018 Australian Open, her very first Grand Slam title.
Caroline Wozniacki’s Bio, Age
Caroline Wozniacki was born on July 11, 1990, in Odense, Denmark. Her parents – Piotr Woźniacki and Anna Woźniacka were Polish immigrants and both were also professional athletes. Her father Piotr was also a professional footballer. Her mother Anna was a volleyball player and a former member of the Polish women’s national volleyball team. The family relocated to Denmark when Piotr signed got an opportunity to play with the Danish football club Boldklubben. Caroline was raised alongside one sibling, an older brother Patrik Wozniacki who is equally a football player in their home country of Denmark.
Caroline Wozniacki started playing tennis at the age of 7 with her father Piotr Woźniacki as her coach. She launched her professional career in 2005 and just one year later, while juggling her junior career with school, the then 16-year-old Wozniacki won the 2006 Wimbledon Girls’ Singles title. She also made it to the junior singles final at the 2006 Australian Open as well as the junior doubles final at Roland Garros.
2007 was Wozniacki’s first full season and she succeeded in breaking into the top 100 as she finished the year on No. 64 of the WTA rankings. In 2008, she won her first three WTA Tour titles and also reached the 4th rounds of both the Australian and U.S. Opens. She finished the season on No. 12, becoming the first Danish player to reach the top 30 of the world tennis rankings. In 2009, she clinched 3 more titles, reached the fourth round of Wimbledon, and was also the runner-up at the US Open and all these pushed her further to the No. 4 positions at the end of the year.
In 2010, Caroline Wozniacki took her winning streak a notch higher as she claimed 6 titles for the season, the highest number of titles in a year by a WTA player between 2008–2011. As expected, Wozniacki shot her way to the No. 1 spot on the WTA rankings and she remained in the top spot for 67 straight weeks. She also clinched 6 WTA titles in 2011 which ensured that she ended the year in the No. 1 position for the second year in a row.
Between 2012 and 2015, Wozniacki had a relatively quiet career. She won 2 titles in 2012 (the Korea Open and the Kremlin Cup), one more in 2013 (BGL Luxembourg Open), another in 2014 (İstanbul Cup), and one more in 2015 (Malaysian Open). Even though she was plagued with several injuries in 2016, she was able to clinch 2 titles (the Hong Kong Open and the Pan Pacific Open). In 2017, despite reaching the finals of 6 championships, Wozniacki was only able to clinch 2 titles. She defeated Shelby Rogers to successfully defend her title at the 2017 Pan Pacific Open and also overcame Venus Williams to claim the 2017 WTA Finals crown.
Having attained so much success in her illustrious career, one thing remained missing in Caroline Wozniacki’s trophy cabinet, a Grand Slam. However, in January 2018, the former world No. 1 broke the jinx as she beat Simona Halep at the final of the 2018 Australian Open to clinch her very first major title.
Boyfriend, Engagement With David Lee
It is one thing to achieve immense success in one’s career, however, getting it right in personal relationships is a different ball game. Caroline Wozniacki belongs to the select few who have it good both in career and in relationships. On Valentine’s day 2017, a lovestruck Wozniacki announced via social media that she was in a relationship with retired NBA star David Lee. As a professional basketball player, Lee had a successful career in the NBA. He spent 5 years with the New York Knicks before joining the Golden State Warriors in 2010, where he won the NBA championship in 2015.
On November 2, 2017, Caroline Wozniacki announced her engagement to Lee. According to reports, he popped the question with an 8.8-carat diamond ring while they were on vacation in Bora Bora. Barely 2 months after their engagement, Wozniacki clinched her very first grand slam at the 2018 Australian Open. In fact, David Lee was with her throughout the tournament as he accompanied her during her practice sessions and was also at the stands during her matches. Could it be that romance is a vital catalyst for career success?
While former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki may just be heading to the altar with her fiancé David Lee, we cannot forget in a hurry her rather interesting relationship timeline. Between 2011 and 2014, the talented Tennis champion was in a relationship with Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy. Their relationship lasted for 3 years and they even got engaged. However, on May 21, 2014, few months after their engagement, McIlroy broke off the engagement with Wozniacki over the phone.
Height And Other Body Measurements
Danish-born Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki is average in height as she stands at 5 feet 8 inches (177 cm). She sports an athletic physique and has maintained her weight at an average of 63 kg (139 lbs). She equally has an hourglass figure with body measurements 36-27-36 inches (91-69-91 cm). The tennis star has a very confident body image and is never afraid to flaunt her body. Thanks to her attractive physique, Wozniacki has been featured a couple of times on the Swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated.