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.
Wouww ✨???????? @serenawilliams & @CaroWozniacki pic.twitter.com/MkUpUOxbOR
— Nadir (@Ndr_Nadir_) January 6, 2020
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be a Kiwi hope, Mary Paige Hourigan, while Serena Williams will open against Camila Giorgi, as Svetlana Kuznetsova has withdrawn due to illness.
I saw the match, Caro wasnt the best double player but thank goodness for Serena..
And can we focus on Serena’s fashion, love her LS dress…
And is Serena wearing the Nike Vapor X from the winter collection? Why isnt she wearing the Flare 2 or Air Max Mirabella?
Is Serena playing with a new racket in Auckland ???? – its all black like the oldere one but it had gold straps.
Ian, since coming back from pregnancy, Serena is often wearing long-sleeved dresses. There must be some reason. She’s actually wearing the men’s version of Vapors! https://bit.ly/36ATIhg
Lol, this may be a new racquet, but I also don’t think that her “usual” racquet is all black.