CAROLINE WOZNIACKI CAREER PROFILE
Residence : Monte Carlo, Monaco
DOB : July 11, 1990
Birthplace : Odense, Denmark
Height : 5' 8" / 177 cm
Weight : 139 lbs / 63 kg
Plays : Right with 2H Backhand
Pro : July 18, 2005
World No. 1
Wins first Grand Slam title at Australian Open
Finishes year as World No. 3
Wins first WTA Finals Title
Wins third Pan Pacific Open
Rogers Cup Finalist
Ericsson Open Finalist
Aegon International Eastbourne Finalist
Miami Open Fianlist
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Finalist
Qatar Total Open Finalist
Denmark Flag Bearer for Rio Olympic Games
Wins 25th WTA title
US Open Finalist
Finalist at BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells)
World No. 1, Winner of BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells)
World No. 1, Winner of 6 WTA titles including the China Open and Rogers Cup
Entered the Top 10, US Open Finalist, Madrid Finalist
Wins first WTA title
Turns pro at 15 years old
aroline Wozniacki is one of the most recognizable female athletes in the world. She has been a Grand Slam Champion and the world’s top ranked player on the court, while also transcending the game off of it with her diverse background and off the court interests, which include fashion, acting, music, and philanthropy.
Caroline was born into a family of athletes on July 11, 1990, in Odense, Denmark. Her father, a former professional football player in Poland and Denmark, and mother, a former member of the Polish national volleyball team, gave Caroline advice that has propelled her to her current success: Believe in yourself. Their guidance combined with Caroline’s natural athletic ability, cheerful disposition and passion for the sport of tennis positioned her to embark on a prosperous career.
Caroline’s competitive spirit is another trait inherited from her family. At the age of 7, Caroline began playing tennis and by 9 was beating her parents and older brother, Patrik. She began her professional career on the WTA tour by age 15 and one year later made the junior singles final at the Australian Open, the junior doubles final at Roland Garros and won the junior singles title at Wimbledon. 2006 was an exciting year, as she also won her first pro tournament, an ITF event, and made the quarterfinals at two other WTA events.
Caroline Wozniacki played her first full season on tour in 2007, cracking the Top 100 for the first time and finishing the year ranked No. 64. In 2008, she won the first three tour titles of her career, made the fourth rounds of the Australian and U.S. Opens, and finished the season ranked No. 12 in the world. She added three more titles to her name in 2009, made the fourth round of Wimbledon in addition to the final of the U.S. Open, and ended the year ranked No. 4. Before Wozniacki, no Danish player—male or female—had ever placed within the top 30 rankings. Going into the 2010 season, Caroline was able to notch another 6 WTA titles to finish the year in the No. 1 ranking, later keeping the top spot for 67 straight weeks. In 2011, Wozniacki won another six WTA titles and recorded a WTA-leading 63 match wins. Caroline also added two more WTA titles to her resume during the 2012 season (Korea Open, Kremlin Cup), one title in 2013 in Luxembourg, and another in Istanbul in 2014.
Wozniacki won the Malaysian Open in 2015, and 2016 served as Denmark’s flag bearer at the Rio Olympic Games and earned her 25th WTA title at the Hong Kong Tennis Open. Returning from injury, 2017 was Caroline’s tenth straight Top 20 season and fourth year in the Top 5, finishing the season with a championship win against Venus Williams at WTA Finals in Singapore.
In January 2018, Caroline broke through in her quest to become a Grand Slam champion by winning the Australian Open. Exactly six years after rising to the No. 1 ranking for the first time, Wozniacki returned to the top spot with the win. Later that year, she became the fourth player in WTA history to surpass $30 million in career prize earnings.
One of Caroline’s biggest off court accomplishments was completing the New York City Marathon in 2014, which she did in support of a children’s charity Team for Kids. She also enjoys dabbling in other sports such as soccer, boxing, football and baseball. Her expertise also extends beyond sports, as she takes piano lessons and practices speaking any one of the eight languages in her repertoire. She has been featured in Sports Illustrated’s famed Swimsuit Issue for three consecutive years (2015 – 2017), and on the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue and World Fame 100 Issue in 2018. She has appeared in an episode of the hit HBO show Ballers alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. In her spare time, she loves attending fashion shows, singing karaoke with best friend Serena Williams, playing with her dog, Bruno, and reading or watching movies to relax.
At 28, Caroline has accomplished what many athletes only dream of, winning a stellar 30 WTA singles titles and holding the No. 1 ranking spot for three different times for a total of 71 weeks. As of today, she remains the first Scandinavian woman to reach the No. 1 ranking spot in the WTA history. Although Caroline has a successful past, she lives by her quote, “Your true rival is yourself, and you can always improve.” With that mindset, Caroline does not plan on slowing down any time soon and is ready to tackle the next steps in her career.