Caroline Wozniacki to Play Serena Williams in Farewell Match in Denmark



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Caroline Wozniacki to Play Serena Williams in Farewell Match in Denmark

Denmark's former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, who announced that she would be retiring after the Australian Open next year, will have a chance to bid goodbye to her fans on home soil by playing a match against close friend and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams.

The report says that Wozniacki is likely to meet Williams in a tribute match at the Royal Arena on May 18. The pair have played an exhibition match before this on Danish soil - in 2015 when they played in Herning where 7,000 fans attended the event.

The Royal Arena can hold up to 12,500 spectators according to the report. Wozniacki is considered one of the greatest Danish athletes of all-time, especially in individual sports. She won the Australian Open Grand Slam title in 2018 - the only Grand Slam title to be won by a Danish tennis player - that was one of 30 titles she won in her career which spanned 15 years.

She was also ranked No. 1 in the world for 71 weeks. She announced last week that she would be retiring after the Australian Open in Melbourne in January - the scene of her biggest career win. She is also scheduled to play the ASB Classic in Auckland and the Kooyong Classic in Auckland prior to the Australian Open.

Serena holds a 10-1 record on the tour against Wozniacki but the two have developed a close friendship over the past few years and often spend time with one another off-the-court as well.