It is a well-known fact that friendships among the WTA players are a slippery territory, but there are always exceptions that prove the rule and in the world of women’s tennis it is the friendship between big stars Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki. As you know, this friendship hasn’t always been this close, the two got inseparable when Caro’s engagement to Rory McIlroy ended in disaster. It’s always like that in life, you lose one thing, but you get another, so there’s no place for desperation! Let’s see what Serena and Caro said about their love for each other in recent interviews.
The world No.1 Williams was asked by Chris Evert for ESPN The Magazine how she manages to develop such a great friendship with Caro, as when Evert and Martina Navratilova occupied the top spots in the rankings there was no place for closeness between them. Serena explained:
I have had a love for Caroline from the day I met her. And then when times were tough for her and for me, we were always there for each other. Then it became texting once and then twice, and now we just text all day, every day. It’s just really fun to get to know someone that you are on tour with and travel with, and that knows what you’re going through, both on the court and off the court.
The eighth-ranked Wozniacki, nine years younger than Serena, also touched the topic in her recent interview for Self:
When Serena heard about the breakup, she kept calling me, but I didn’t pick up. I didn’t even want to look at my phone. Then she texted me: ‘If you do not pick up now, I’m going to fly to you, and if you don’t open your door, I’m going to kick it open and I’m going to see you.’ So, I picked up. I flew straight to Miami, and we had a great time together. She’s an amazing friend and an inspiration to me.
This friendship stood the test of the US Open final (Serena brushed aside Caro 6-3 6-3). Do you think it will also survive the test of time? (photo via Serena’s Twitter)
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