TENNISINSIDEOUT.COM PLAYER PROFILE
Name: Caroline Wozniacki
Goes by: Caro, Wozza, Woz, Karolina, “Sunshine,” “The Golden Retriever”
Val has named her: “My Polish Princess from the Kingdom of Denmark” (She shares this royal rank with Agnieszka Radwańska, but has precedence.).
Birthday: July 11, 1990
In a nutshell: Caroline Wozniacki is known for her expert retrieval and defense skills. With her trademark hunched-over run, she doggedly tracks down every ball, using every trick in the book to keep that ball in play. She absorbs pace like a sponge, she lobs and dropshots and whips spinning backhands crosscourt. She is fast, athletic, and strong, hitting shot after shot without running out of steam. Fans love the positive attitude and well of determination that gets her through tough matches.
Six years after a long run at #1, Caro returned to the top spot when she finally nabbed her first Slam win at the 2018 Australian Open. Caro has now amassed an impressive 28 titles, including the Year-End Championships in 2017. The lack of a super powerful weapon had previously made it difficult for her to break through that final wall of big-hitters to a Slam win — but through a succession of part-time coaches, in addition to the stalwart presence of her father Piotr, the Dane endeavored to improve her strategizing as well as developing a more powerful forehand and a free-points-earning serve. Fans of Woz are thrilled they’ll no longer have to hear the words “Slamless #1” in the same sentence with their Danish warrior, and considering those extra tweaks to her game, it’s not out of the question that she could nab another Slam win in the near future.
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Caroline has a lot of fun pics and fashion shoots and hot shot videos on her social media, but she also shares her achievements and career milestones with fans:
Keeping the streak alive! 10th year in a row with at least one title! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/7whksjotzk
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) September 24, 2017
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) January 27, 2018
Wozza practices hard and puts a lot of miles in on the court. She was praised even more highly for her fitness when she crazily decided to run in the November 2014 NYC marathon.
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) November 2, 2014
She still had enough energy to joke about it afterwards, too…
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All that work means she looks amahhhhzzing, whether on the court, on the red carpet, or in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) January 21, 2015
In love with this body suit!! pic.twitter.com/3JzXqvE5TW
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) October 20, 2017
Caro adores her fiancé David Lee, a former pro basketball player who has been extremely supportive of her tennis career. He’s attended many of her tournaments, and as she has said, been a very calming influence when she’s nervous about a match.
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) January 11, 2018
— Jeremy B. Green, MD (@JeremyGreenMD) December 25, 2017
Her sunshiney demeanor is catching…
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) January 16, 2015
Especially when she’s with a fellow Polish princess,
And she so totally knows the right way to take a selfie!
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) March 24, 2015
There’s also been a lot of buzz about her friendship with Serena Williams. The two just always have a good time together:
And Val will always love her for this observational tweet…
And finally, some awesome videos to give you a sense of the woman in action: