A great champion has retired from tennis! What disease was diagnosed with – capital.ro

Danish Caroline Wozniacki played on Friday, the last match of her career. She had announced, as of December, that she would end her career as a professional tennis player at the Australian Open. Wozniacki (36th WTA place) was eliminated, in the third round of the Melbourne Grand Slam tournament, by Tunisian Ons Jabeur (78th WTA) after three sets, score 7-5, 3-6, 7-5.

At the end of the match, after not being able to control her tears, Caroline Wozniacki told her fans that she was ready for the next chapter of her life: “It couldn't be any different, I feel it is a great match that my last match is one of three sets and that I ended my career with a mistake on the forehand. (…) I am ready for the next chapter of my life. I will be here again, not as a player, but in tennis. ”

Caroline Wozniacki chose to finish her career at the Australian Open because she won the only career Grand Slam title here, after the final played in 2018, the same year she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.

The Danish athlete is the active player with the second highest number of weeks spent in the first position in the world ranking (71), after Serena Williams. Throughout his career, Wozniacki has won 30 finals in the WTA circuit and collected over $ 35 million in prizes, writes romaniatv.net.

A final that Simona Halep will not forget too soon

"There was no luck for Simona Halep for the third time," the press wrote in January 2018, after the Australian Open final. Caroline Wozniacki then won her first and only Grand Slam title in her career, after an electrifying match of almost three hours, scoring 7-6, 3-6, 6-4.

Simona was then in the third Grand Slam final she lost. "I am sure that I will still have the opportunity to win, I am young and I am many years ahead. It is a pity that I did not take the big step the third time, maybe the fourth time will be with luck ”, declared after the match the Romanian.

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