The Australian Open has revealed the recipients of the first seven wildcards for the 2024 edition of the Grand Slam — the 2018 tournament champion Caroline Wozniacki and six gifted Australian players have secured places in the main draw at Melbourne Park.
Wozniacki’s return to the upcoming Australian Open signifies her first appearance in the tournament since 2020, a year that notably marked her retirement from professional tennis. The former world No.1, now a mother of two, staged her comeback during the most recent American hardcourt swing, achieving a remarkable fourth-round finish at the US Open.
At 33 years old, Wozniacki made waves in the tennis fashion scene in New York by donning a striking blue Adidas bodysuit that accentuated her slender physique. The WTA star’s Australian Open outfit is expected to be the Melbourne Pro Dress, a highlight from the latest Adidas collection.
This time, Wozniacki will bring her whole family to Melbourne, one of her favorite cities in the world. Expressing her anticipation for the event, she remarked, “It’s obviously a tournament I feel extremely comfortable at. I love the balls, I love the court, and I love the fans.” Wozniacki’s first event in 2024 will be the ASB Classic in Auckland.
In addition to the Grand Slam champion from Denmark, six Australian players have been granted wildcards for the Australian Open: Kimberly Birrell, Olivia Gadecki, Taylah Preston, James Duckworth, Marc Polmans, and Adam Walton.