CAROLINE WOZNIACKI REACHES ASB CLASSIC SINGLES SEMIFINAL; MAKES DOUBLES FINAL WITH SERENA WILLIAMSPUBLISHED January 15, 2020
(January 13, 2020) – After announcing last month she will retire after the Australian Open, Caroline Wozniacki took the court for the first time in 2020 at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. Caroline turned in great performances in Auckland by reaching the singles semifinal and the doubles final with long-time friend Serena Williams.
Caroline squared off against Paige Mary Hourigan in Round of 32 and defeated her 6-1, 6-0 before meeting Laura Davis in Round of 16. Caroline would come away with a win (6-1, 4-6, 6-4) against Davis which earned her a spot in the quarterfinal against Julia Goerges. Caroline defeated Goerges 6-1, 6-4 in one hour and 15 minutes to advance to the semifinals. Caroline never lost a serve in the match, saving all three break points she faced. Awaiting Caroline in the semifinal was Jessica Pegula, whom she would ultimately fall to preventing a third trip to the ASB Classic final.
Although Caroline did not make the singles final, she did reach the doubles final with Serena Williams. Caroline and Serena coasted to the doubles final before meeting Asia Muhammad and Taylor Townsend. Muhammad and Taylor defeated the accomplished team of Caroline and Serena by the score of 6-4, 6-4. The doubles final marked Caroline’s final appearance in Auckland.
After the match, Caroline expressed her gratitude for Serena during an on-court interview. “Serena, thank you so much for playing doubles with me. It’s been so much fun. I think my only regret in tennis is that we didn’t do this earlier,” Caroline said. Caroline with follow by saying goodbye to Auckland.
“I also really want to thank all the fans who have come out here every single year and the ones who are here for the first time,” said Wozniacki. “Thank you so much for supporting me and us throughout this whole tournament, you guys make it so special for us and that’s why we love to come back here. The atmosphere is so amazing.”
Caroline’s final Australian Open appearance will begin on January 20.
You can read more about the former World No. 1’s retirement HERE.