Friends Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams victoriously opened their much-talked-about doubles campaign at the 2020 ASB Classic in Auckland, beating Japan’s Nao Hibino and Makoto Ninomiya 6-2 6-4 in the first round on Monday. It’s the Dane’s first doubles victory on the WTA Tour since Copenhagen in 2011.
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Did you know? The 29-year-old Wozniacki is the only WTA player who has played doubles with both Serena and Venus Williams. To make the story even better, early into her life as a pro, in 2008, Caroline teamed up with Venus and won the doubles title at the Hong Kong exhibition (then called the JB Group Classic), beating Elena Dementieva and Michelle Larcher de Brito in the final.
Caroline is now playing the penultimate tournament of her career with the 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena and she couldn’t be more grateful:
I started my career playing doubles with Venus and now I get to finish my career playing with Serena. It can’t get better than that.
When it comes to singles at this year’s ASB Classic, Caroline Wozniacki’s first opponent will be a Kiwi hope, Mary Paige Hourigan, while Serena Williams will open against Camila Giorgi, as Svetlana Kuznetsova has withdrawn due to illness.