Tennis: Wozniacki returns 3 years after retiring

AP , Thursday 29 Jun 2023

Caroline Wozniacki, a former No. 1-ranked tennis player and the 2018 Australian Open champion, announced Thursday that she is returning to competition three years after she retired.

 Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, smiles during a press conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, Monday April 4, 2022. AP


The U.S. Tennis Association said it will grant her a wild-card invitation to participate in the U.S. Open.

“Over these past three years away from the game I got to make up for lost time with my family, I became a mother and now have two beautiful children I am so grateful for. But I still have goals I want to accomplish. I want to show my kids that you can pursue your dreams no matter your age or role,” Wozniacki wrote on Twitter. “We decided as a family it’s time. I’m coming back to play and I can’t wait!”

Wozniacki, who turns 33 next month, has not played since the 2020 Australian Open.

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