This week the Tennis Tour returns with the ATP and WTA Masters 1000 in Toronto and Montreal. Among other things, the women's circuit will see an unexpected return among the protagonists but one that makes most fans happy, the former world number one Caroline Wozniacki.
The Danish had left the sport in 2020, following the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis and, among other things, she became the mother of two wonderful children. Now she wants to start over, and the whole Tour is curious to see her physical and mental condition.
Her come back is a great emotion for tennis. Her story, victories, defeats, illness, retirement, love stories, marriage, children. Caroline returns after three years on the court, and will surely bring emotions and charisma.
She is an example of how resilience and willpower are important qualities in this sport. The coveted title in Melbourne gave justice to a career made up of many victories. Now we will see what she will be able to do on the court, but one thing is certain: she will get excited and will get us excited again.
Caroline, winner of the 2018 Australian Open, made the following statements at the press conference: "Speaking only of tennis and my performance on the court, I feel that things are going very well in training. So I have to say I'm not stressed or worried, I think the more games I play the more I'll improve my performance, my goal is to be at my best at the next US Open.
I haven't played a real tennis match for more than three years, realistically even if you maybe trained at home, you can never replicate the sensations you face during a match. I haven't played for more than three years, it's been a long time and I am aware that my first match won't be perfect, but I will do my best and fight to win as many matches as possible.
In the end I have to get into the match rhythm by myself, but I'm aware of it. I'm on the field and I know what the next moves will be. Traveling the circuit with the children? It's not easy to travel with them, but it's worth a lot.
Olivia had a lot of fun the last four or five days, I've been here before in Montreal but now it's a different experience and it's really exciting. I want to seize my opportunities and make the most of them." Finally Caroline clarifies: "I'm here and I have nothing to lose, I've already achieved several great results in my career and I'm here because I love this sport and I feel I can still give something. And being here with my family is even more fun."
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