After three and a half years of retirement, Caroline Wozniacki, the former world No.1 and mother of two, is on the cusp of a remarkable comeback in professional tennis. Immortalized by photographer Jimmie48, her first practice session in Montreal marks the beginning of a new chapter in the Dane’s illustrious career.
Preparations are in full swing as Wozniacki readies herself for the National Bank Open in Canada, where she is set to play her first match since January 2020. Her opener against a qualifier is scheduled for August 8th.
Under the guidance of her father Piotr, Wozniacki engaged in a practice session alongside Spain’s world No.33, Paula Badosa in Montreal on Friday.
The WTA 1000 National Bank Open holds special memories for Wozniacki, as this will mark her 12th appearance at the prestigious event. Notably, the Adidas-sponsored WTA star claimed the title back in 2010 when the tournament was known as the Rogers Cup.
As the 33-year-old makes her return to professional tennis, she also faces the challenges of balancing her athletic pursuits with her role as a dedicated mother. With both of her young children, Olivia and James, still under the age of three, her journey back to the sport serves as a testament to her unwavering commitment and determination.
When it comes to her schedule later this month, the 2018 Australian Open champion has been granted a wildcard entry for the upcoming US Open.
Besides practicing with Badosa, Wozniacki was all smiles while participating in a basketball exhibition together with Czech WTA players Karolina Muchova and Marie Bouzkova.
As the date of her first match draws near, the atmosphere surrounding Wozniacki’s comeback is one of admiration and support. Her return to the professional circuit represents an inspiring story of resilience and determination, capturing the hearts of fans worldwide.