Caroline Wozniacki made a great goal climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, and during the wildfires around the mountain. The Dane, winner of 30 WTA titles (among which the Australian Open 2018) played her last tournament as a professional this year just in Melbourne.
Now she rallied her family and rucksacked the highest mountain Kilimanjaro eventually making it to the top, at 5,895. With some posts on Twitter she wrote: "WE DID IT!! Climbed the highest freestanding mountain in the WORLD!!
Definitely one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life! What a feeling!! And to do it with my whole family... Memories that will last a lifetime #ontopoftheworld #kilimanjaro."
Caroline Wozniacki on Kilimanjaro during the wildfires!
While Wozniacki completed the route, the slopes of the mountain were unfortunately hit by a series of fires that have been worrying those in charge of the Kilimanjaro National Park for several days. The triggering cause is still unknown, but it is suspected that the fire may have been sparked by the neglect of some porters intent on preparing a meal for a group of climbers.
In her career Caroline Wozniacki won 30 titles in 55 finals played. She won the Australian Open 2018 against Simona Halep and the WTA Finals 2017 against Venus Williams. She lost for two times the US Open: in 2009 against Kim Clijisters and in 2014 against Serena Williams.
She was world no 1. for the WTA Ranking for 71 weeks.
Meanwhile, as we told you in a previous article, Taylor Townsend is pregnant!
WE DID IT!! Climbed the highest freestanding mountain in the WORLD!! Definitely one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life! What a feeling!! And to do it with my whole family...
The American shared this beautiful news via her Instagram account with a video showing highlights of his career, accompanied with a message. The American said: "Life has a funny way of positioning you exactly where you should be.
I can't wait to start the journey of motherhood! At four years old, I was told I would never make it and that I should give up. At fifteen I didn't think I was good enough, but I proved I was wrong by winning the Australian Open Junior singles and doubles.
I kept fighting, I kept playing. In 2012, at sixteen, I became world number one junior, but when I was due to go to the US Open the USTA told me to stay home because I was not fit to play. I kept fighting, I kept playing. I reached the quarterfinals in singles and I won in doubles.
2015 I reached the third round at Roland Garros and entered the top 100. I kept fighting, I kept playing. In 2019 I shocked the tennis world by defeating the world number three and reaching the round of 16. For all my life, for all I heard my career say 'you can't', 'you won't make it' and I used it to find the motivation to continue playing.
I feel like this will be no different so I still have to prove them wrong. If you think what I've done so far has been impressive, wait until you see what I'm about to do."