CAROLINE WOZNIACKI PLAYS FINAL MATCH OF HER PROFESSIONAL CAREER AT AUSTRALIAN OPENPUBLISHED January 23, 2020
(January 23, 2020) – After announcing her retirement late last year, 30-time singles winner and Grand Slam champion Caroline Wozniacki played the last match of her career at the Australian Open. She picked up two victories in the first and second rounds over Kristie Ahan (6-1, 6-3) and Dayana Yastremska (7-5, 7-5) before being eliminated in the third round by Ons Jabeur, which ended her final tournament in Melbourne.
It was an emotional moment for Caroline after the match as she received a standing ovation from the fans. She then made her way around the court after to say farewell to the crowd. It was a fitting away for Caroline to go out at the Australian Open as she won her first Grand Slam there back in 2018. The emotion continued as Caroline went to social media to express her gratitude for the fans’ reaction.
“Wow, what a ride its been! From a little girl with a big dream, to this moment, standing on the court today living out my tennis dream one last time, in front of the world,” Caroline said. It has been everything I could ever have hoped for! The farewell I got today was absolutely incredible.”
Although Caroline is retiring, this will not be the last time we see her on the court. The former World No. 1 will duel against her long-time friend Serena Williams in May in an exhibition, which is being dubbed, “The Final One.” The match will take place in Caroline’s native of Denmark.
What an incredible way to step away. What a player. What a career.