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11 Jul 1990

In 2008, Wozniacki posted the first of nine consecutive top 20 seasons as she became the first Dane ever to win a WTA singles title. She made top 10 debut on May 18 2009 and broke into the Top 5 on September 21, shortly after losing the US Open final. Wozniacki, the first Dane male or female to play a major title-match, celebrated in 2010 the first No.1 season, highlighted by WTA-leading six titles and 62 match wins. She held the top spot for 67 weeks and in 2011 she won further six titles and 63 matches, her own record.

In 2012, Wozniacki fell from No.1 to No.11 in first eight months, going 32-18 from January to August, but claimed a top 10 spot in the year-end ranking. In 2014 she gave a breakthrough from the grasscourt season and claimed her second Grand Slam final at Us Open. On August 31, 2015 she lost her top 5 status and ended the season ranked No.17, not finishing inside the top 10 for the first time since 2009. Flag bearer for Denmark at the Rio Olynpics, posted ninth successive Top 20 season in 2016, finishing at No.19, her lowest year‐end ranking since 2007 (No.64). The run to semifinals at Flushing Meadows heralded start of ranking recovery. In subsequent Asian swing, won her 24th and 25th career singles titles at Tokyo [PPO] (d. Osaka in F) and Hong Kong (d. Mladenovic in F).

In 2017 she won two titles from eight finals contested, winning Tokyo [PPO] (d. Pavlyuchenkova in F), and the WTA Finals for the first time in her career. Since winning her first title at 2008 Stockholm, Wozniacki has won at least one title every season. In 2017, she climbed back into the top 5, upset World No.1 Ka.Pliskova en route to Toronto final to score first victory over a current World No.1, and passed pass $25million in prize money leapfrogging Hingis in sixth place on the all‐time list.  



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