Caroline Wozniacki revealed she would like to play mixed doubles with Holger Rune at the 2024 Paris Olympics and it didn't take long before the 20-year-old Dane accepted the proposal. Wozniacki, 32, stunned the tennis world last Thursday when she announced she was returning to tennis after being sidelined for three and a half years.
On Monday, Wozniacki revealed on ESPN one of her big goals is to compete at the 2024 Paris Olympics and win a medal for her country. "I love the Olympics. I love the spirit of the Olympics. Winning an Olympic medal would be the cherry on the cake for me," Wozniacki said on ESPN.
"I love the Olympics. I love the spirit of the Olympics. Winning an Olympic medal would be the cherry on the cake for me" - Caroline Wozniacki on ESPN from #Wimbledon on potentially playing the Olympic Games next summer in Paris — Randy Walker (@TennisPublisher) July 3, 2023
Rune accepts Wozniacki's proposal
When Rune was asked about Wozniacki's offer, he instantly said he was in.
"For sure, If she want, I want," Rune said.
Wozniacki made her Olympic debut in 2008, when she was beaten in the Beijing Olympics round-of-16 by Elena Dementieva. Four years later, Wozniacki reached the London Olympics quarterfinal before losing to Serena Williams.
"For sure, If she want, I want," says Holger Rune to ESPN from #Wimbledon if he will play mixed doubles with Caroline Wozniacki, presumably at the Olympics in next summer. Says Wozniacki after hearing the soundbite- "It's great.
Now we have it on tape." — Randy Walker (@TennisPublisher) July 3, 2023
In 2016, Wozniacki lost to Petra Kvitova in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics second round. Next year, Wozniacki will be looking to make her fourth Olympics appearance. After welcoming two kids in the last two years, Wozniacki feels ready to give another shot to tennis.
“Over these past three years away from the game I got to make up for lost time with my family, I became a mother and now have two beautiful children I am so grateful for. But I still have goals I want to accomplish. I want to show my kids that you can pursue your dreams no matter your age or role.
We decided as a family it’s time. I’m coming back to play and I can’t wait!” Wozniacki announced last Thursday. Wozniacki's comeback will start in Montreal and the Dane will also play at the US Open.