BREAKING: Caroline Wozniacki, Naomi Osaka & Emma Raducanu receive huge news

Wozniacki, Osaka, Raducanu and Angelique Kerber have all been granted a main draw wildcard into Wimbledon.

by Dzevad Mesic
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BREAKING: Caroline Wozniacki, Naomi Osaka & Emma Raducanu receive huge news
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Wimbledon has just announced the list of initial wildcards as Caroline Wozniacki, Emma Raducanu, Naomi Osaka and Angelique Kerber have all been granted a main draw wildcard into The Championships. 33-year-old Wozniacki, a former world No.

1 who ended her three-and-a-half-year retirement last summer, is set to compete at The All England Club for the first time since 2019. Just like Wozniacki, Osaka is set for her first Wimbledon appearance since 2019. In Osaka's case, the four-time Grand Slam champion pulled out of the 2021 and 2022 Wimbledon editions while she didn't play last year because she was pregnant.

In 2020, Wimbledon was canceled due to the pandemic.

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When it comes to home favorite Raducanu, she is set to return to Wimbledon for the first time since 2022 and undergoing three surgeries.

In the summer of 2021, Raducanu's career basically got kickstarted at Wimbledon, when she as an 18-year-old wildcard made the round-of-16 in her Grand Slam debut. Kerber, the 2018 Wimbledon champion, will also be returning to Wimbledon for the first time since 2022.

After losing in the Wimbledon third round in 2022, Kerber announced she was pregnant and she didn't play again until this year.

Wozniacki gets her wish after the French Open drama

After 2018 Australian Open champion Wozniacki wasn't granted a main draw wildcard into the French Open, her father Piotr absolutely ripped the French Open but also the WTA.

However, Piotr Wozniacki remained hopeful that Wimbledon would act differently and show more respect to his daughter by giving her a main draw wildcard.

Caroline Wozniacki © Getty Images Sport - Mike Hewitt

At the start of this week, Wozniacki herself admitted she was hoping to get a Wimbledon wildcard.

“We’ll see what happens, I’m hoping for the best,” Wozniacki told the PA news agency at the start of this week. “I have so many special memories. I won junior Wimbledon back in 2005, so it’s a long time ago.

There’s something so special about playing on Wimbledon’s Centre Court that you can’t replicate anywhere else”. At Wimbledon, Wozniacki has six round-of-16 outings but she has never made the quarterfinal.

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