A few months ago, in a long interview given to Tennis Channel, Caroline Wozniacki had beautiful words for Serena Williams. The two are great friends, and have supported each other during their professional careers and also in their off-court life. "She is a wonderful person. Not only is she the greatest player of all time, but she also had the merit of elevating women's sport. She pushed me and all the other girls to play better and change gears so I could keep up with her. Serena is also exceptional off the court. She was the first person to call me when I was going through a hard time, she wanted to make sure I was okay. I love her very much."
Wozniacki started her 2024 season at the ASB Classic where she lost to Elina Svitolina in the first round in straight sets and, in the final hours, she received a wildcard to the main draw for the upcoming 2024 Australian Open.
Walking at the Walk of Champions at the Rod Laver Arena in these hours, Caroline shared a praise for Serena Williams on her Instagram stories, writing the simple but powerful words: "Miss you," right in correspondence with the name of the legendary American tennis player with the seven titles won in Melbourne.
Serena Williams' retirement
2022 was the year of big retirements. Roger Federer and Serena Williams said goodbye to the Tour to begin a new phase of their lives. The Swiss played his last official match alongside his historic rival Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup, the exhibition he himself founded in 2017.
The 20-time Slam champion received a splendid tribute at the end of the match, useful to certify the enormous impact that the Swiss Maestro has had on this sport over the last two decades. Serena chose the US Open as the last tournament of her career. To tell the truth, the American has never said the word retirement, but after the birth of her second daughter, Adira River (and also considering her 42 years), a comeback for her really seems beyond the utopia.