Tennis is ready to greet another of its protagonists: Caroline Wozniacki. After Tomas Berdych and Dominika Cibulkova, another star of the last seasons will leave the professional life in order to start a new path, with other important goals to achieve.
The Dane will greet fans, crowd, media and insiders at the end of the Australian Open 2020, a tournament won in 2018 and the only Grand Slam won in three finals played (the other two at the US Open). Wozniacki will end a crazy career, during which she won thirty titles in fifty-five final played.
Among her greatest successes, in addition to the victory in Melbourne, there is also the victory at the WTA Finals 2017 and three Premier Mandatory. At 29 years-old, Caroline has been battling rheumatoid arthritis for a year, which inevitably conditioned her last season.
But the choice to leave the racket is not only linked to this discomfort. Obviously there are many other reasons. The desire to form a family with her husband David Lee, travel the world and, as she said in the Instagram post which announcing her retirement: "help raise awareness about rheumatoid arthritis".
Wozniacki could also undertake other entrepreneurial activities, as did her other colleagues, who knows. But surely another piece of recent tennis history goes with her. A loved, criticized, and often an envied player, who has often been cover-girl for many important magazines.
However, her supporters and her detractors must be in agreement: Wozniacki had a winning career, which not all of her young colleagues will be able to emulate. The era we are living, especially on the WTA Tour, is that of a great generational change. New stars are emerging, old stars have started to say goodbye.