If any proof was needed to figure out how popular Caroline Wozniacki is in her native Denmark, one can only look towards the ticket sales of her farewell exhibition match. Wozniacki announced her retirement last week - saying that she would end her career after the Australian Open in January and that she would bid farewell to her fans at home by playing tennis icon and close friend Serena Williams at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen on May 18th.
The tickets for the event, titled "The Final One 2020" went on sale to the public on Tuesday 10th December and by Thursday, the tickets were already sold out, according to BT. Mads H. Frederiksen, Director of the management company f Sports Group which is organizing the event, commented, "The spectator interest is overwhelming.
Ticket sales were started on Tuesday morning. Already, there are only 1,600 tickets left and they are sold today. We have VIP tickets back to companies, and here we are also very interested. It is my clear opinion that we could have sold the double number of tickets.
No doubt it will be the huge tribute of Caroline we had hoped for." The Royal Arena can seat 11,500 spectators and it will surely be useful for the event. Frederiksen commented, "We organized the show-off match in 2002 when 12-year-old Caroline Wozniacki played a preliminary match for the duel between stars Venus Williams and Daniela Hantuchová.
Now we stand here and have to arrange the last match of her career, and that too against Serena Williams. It is fantastic. It will be a magnificent evening with several surprises and a great tribute to her for the extraordinary career she has had.
We are proud to have been with her all the way, and it is also important to pay tribute to the entire Wozniacki family."