Caroline Wozniacki is a Danish professional tennis player. Caroline Wozniacki is one of the most recognizable female athletes in the world. Moreover, she earned her first world number 1 ranking in October 2010.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Caroline Wozniacki was born on 11th July 1990, in Odense, Denmark. Her age is currently 30 years old and her birth sign is Cancer. Moreover, her parents were both Polish heritage, and both played competitive sports. Her father’s name is Piotr Woźniacki and his mother’s name is Anna. Moreover, he has an older brother named Patrik Wozniacki. He is also a former professional footballer in Denmark.
Caroline’s competitive spirit is another trait inherited from her family. At the age of 7, she 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.
Moreover, 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. 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. Similarly, 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. And 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.
More about her career
Moving into the 2010 season, she was able to notch another 6 WTA titles to finish the year in the No. 1 ranking. Then, later keeping the top spot for 67 straight weeks. Moreover, in 2011, Wozniacki won another six WTA titles and recorded a WTA-leading 63 match wins.
She also added two more WTA titles to her resume during the 2012 season. One title in 2013 in Luxembourg, and another in Istanbul in 2014. She 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 her 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, she 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 her 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, she 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 she has a successful past, she lives by her quote, “Your true rival is yourself, and you can always improve.” With that mindset, she does not plan on slowing down any time soon and is ready to tackle the next steps in her career.
Concerning her personal life, Caroline has dated some men. She was in a relationship with Irish professional golfer Rory McIlroy, from 2011 until 2014. Therefore, she announced their engagement via Twitter on 1 January 2014. But, on May 21, 2014, it was announced that Mcllroy had ended the engagement.
On Valentine’s day, 14th February 2017, Mcllroy revealed that she was dating former NBA champion, David Lee. The couple got engaged on 2 November 2017. And, finally, the two tied the knot on 16 June 2019, in Tuscany. As of now, the couple is having a great time together and they share a great bond.
This pretty lady stands tall at a height of 5 feet 9 inches. Similarly, Caroline has an average weight of around 58 kilos. Her virtual body measurement is 37-26-36 inches. Moreover, her dress size is 8 (US) or 40 (EU) or 12 (UK). And her shoe size is 10 (US). She has blue eyes and blonde hair which makes her even more beautiful.
Social Media and Net Worth
Caroline is available on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Her ‘@carowozniacki’ Instagram account has earned over 1.4 million followers. And her Twitter account has gained more than 3 million followers. Similarly, her official Facebook page has gathered over 1.5 million followers.
This professional Tennis player surely earns a great amount of money. Her net worth stands currently at $30 million. She surely is living her lavish lifestyle with her family and husband.