Caroline Wozniacki played the last game of her career at the Australian Open on January 24th. Her retirement from competitions surprised many tennis fans and her final speech thrilled all her fans. “I’ve learned a lot over the years.
I wouldn’t be the person I am now if I didn’t have all these experiences. The most important thing I’ve learned is that it doesn’t matter what color your skin is, where you come from, whether you’re tall or short, big or small.
If you have a dream and you pursue it, then anything is possible. My dream was to win a Grand Slam and become number 1 in the world. People thought I was crazy because I came from such a small country. I am very proud to have made it,” she said.
Wozniacki on the GOAT question
In a recent interview, the former Danish tennis player talked about the last two Grand Slams played in this anomalous 2020 and her future career. She said: “I watched the US Open on television, but I never thought I wanted to be there,” Wozniacki admitted to the daily Marca.
Then she added: “I love tennis, but with full stadiums. As for Roland Garros, I have not followed it and I have not even seen a game. In this life absurd things have happened, and even if I don’t think it will happen, I can never completely rule out the possibility of returning to compete.
Disease? It was a shock for me to wake up one day and not be able to move my arms and legs. There are days when the disease can hurt me, others when I win. I want to help all people who have this disease (rheumatoid arthritis, ed), because it can affect anyone.
During my career I have tried to live with the disease: some days I felt really bad and just needed to rest. I learned to listen to my body.” Wozniacki was then asked to choose the men’s tennis GOAT. We recall that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have won 20 Grand Slam tournaments each, while Novak Djokovic is still standing at 17.
“Right now I would choose Roger Federer, but we have to see what happens in the next few years. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal also deserve this title. The truth is that the tennis world will miss them a lot when they decide to retire.”