After 30 WTA titles, 71 weeks at the No.1 ranking, a WTA Finals triumph, three appearances at the Olympic Games (including carrying the flag for her native Denmark), and the 2018 Australian Open title, Caroline Wozniacki is finding more inspiration in projects she can do off the court and has decided to retire from professional tennis after the 2020 Australian Open.
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.
The above statement is one of things that the 29-year-old Wozniacki pointed out in her retirement announcement today on social media. So, what are those off-court things? First of all, it’s raising a family with her husband David Lee, whom she married earlier this year in Tuscany, Italy. Another important point on Wozniacki’s schedule is her upcoming project aimed at raising awareness about rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune disease she was diagnosed with last year, that can cause joint pain, stiffness and problems with mobility).
The Danish WTA ace added:
This 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!