We may miss competitive tennis in the off-season, but the laid back period allows us to dedicate more time to the off-court topics that also make up the game and one of my favorite activities is compiling the childhood albums of WTA stars. Here are some nice memories of Caroline Wozniacki.
The Dane, now a 24-year-old with 22 WTA titles under her belt and the achievement of the No.1 ranking in her biography, started playing tennis at the age of seven and above you can see her old photo from an under-12 tournament in Corsica. It was Caro’s fellow WTA star Alize Cornet who posted the pic on Twitter, saying “Guess who I played against for the very first time”.
Then there’s this awesome photo of Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska getting ready for junior Wimbledon back in 2005.
A year later, at the 2006 Australian Open, Wozniacki lost the junior girls’ singles final to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Still, this photo of Venus Williams and tiny Caro remains the most epic photo of the Dane with a WTA colleague.
And here’s the braces edition of the little Caro, about 12 years ago. By the way, remember this very old interview of Caro with braces, when she was just 13? You have to watch it if you haven’t already!
Visit our Little Tennis Stars series for tons of childhood photos of other women’s tennis players.