Wozniacki, Swiatek practice together at US Open

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World No.1 Iga Swiatek and former No.1 Caroline Wozniacki, now a mom building a comeback, practiced together at the 2023 US Open.

Caroline Wozniacki and Iga Swiatek shake hands at the net after their joint practice at the 2023 US Open

These Odense-born and Warsaw-born tennis stars have more in common than it may seem at first glance. Besides being Grand Slam champions, they share Polish as their mother tongue. Even though Wozniacki was born and raised in Denmark, the country she represents on the WTA Tour, her family originates from Poland, so Polish is one of the languages she has been familiar with since birth.

Caroline Wozniacki during practice at the 2023 US Open

Defending US Open champion Swiatek and the 2009 and 2014 runner-up Wozniacki practiced together on Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday. After retiring in January 2020 and giving birth to two children, Wozniacki revived her career at the Omnium Banque Nationale earlier this month. So far, she’s played three matches, her sole win being in her first comeback match, against qualifier Kimberly Birrell in Montreal.

Iga Swiatek practices in new On apparel at the 2023 US Open

Preparing to battle for her fifth career major title, Swiatek donned a new On kit in blue and black with an ombre effect on one side. The top seed’s first opponent will be Rebecca Peterson of Sweden. Wozniacki’s first obstacle will be a qualifier.

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