Caroline Wozniacki (Polish: Karolina Woźniacka; born July 11, 1990 in Odense) is a Danish tennis player. In October 2010, she sat down as a first Dane to the top of the tennis world rankings, they - with a short break of a week - a total of 67 weeks led.
- 3.1 Individual
- 3.2 double
- 4.1 Single
- 4.2 double
Caroline is the daughter of Anna and Piotr Wozniacki, both from Poland. The mother played in the Polish national volleyball team. The father, still their coach and consultant, was formerly a professional footballer and played among other things, the SV Waldhof Mannheim. Her brother Patrick ( born 1986 ) played football in the second Danish league in Hvidovre IF. When his father moved in the late 1980s to 1909 Boldklubben to Odense, the family moved to Denmark.
Wozniacki is dating, Northern Ireland golfer Rory McIlroy. On January 1, 2014 in Sydney McIlroy made her a marriage proposal, which she took as well.
Caroline Wozniacki won several junior tournaments, including the 2005 Orange Bowl. At her first appearance on the WTA Tour on 19 July 2005 at the open Tennis Tournament in Cincinnati she was defeated in the first round of the set of number 1 Patty Schnyder.
At the Australian Open she was placed in an individual in the Junior Women at number one; they lost the final in three sets against the number 8 of the tournament, the Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. In doubles, she and her partner Anna Tatischwili were number two -seeded; they came into the semi-final, which they lost to Alizé Cornet Duo / Corinna Dentoni. In February Wozniacki reached in Memphis after beating Kristina Brandi and Ashley Harkleroad first time the quarterfinals, she lost to Sofia Arvidsson the. In the same year she won the international tennis tournament in Liverpool.
At Wimbledon, she retired after a bye in the qualifier in the first round. The tournament of junior she won a three-set victory in the final against the Slovakian Magdalena Rybáriková. In August, it came at a tournament in Stockholm to victories over the top 100 players Iveta Benešová Eleni Daniilidou and again the quarter-finals, where they defeated the eventual tournament winner set to 3 Zheng Jie. At the last tournament of the year, the U.S. Open juniors in September, she was placed at number 2. After winning the first set against Alexandra Panova but was disqualified in the second set because of a verbal altercation with a linesman. At her last tournament as a junior she won in Osaka for both the single and the double competition.
Your first title in the women won Wozniacki in October 2006 at the ITF tournament in Istanbul, where she defeated in straight sets in the final Tatjana Malek. In an exhibition, it should then start on 27 November in Copenhagen against Venus Williams. This said, the match five days before the scheduled date from infringement. Both then stood in February 2007 in Memphis for the first time over, Wozniacki lost in straight sets.
On 30 November 2006 was appointed ambassador of the Danish Junior Tennis Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark's Minister of Culture Brian Mikkelsen.
With a final victory over Alberta Brianti she won the ITF tournament in Ortisei. At the ITF tournament in Las Vegas ( the final against Akiko Morigami ) followed by another title win. At the Indian Wells Masters, she joined ( with a bye ) to at her first Tier I tournament. Already in the first round, she lost in straight sets against Martina Hingis. On 27 April, the two stood in a show match in Copenhagen over again, this time Hingis needed three sets. In October Wozniacki was in Tokyo for the first time in her career in the semifinals of a WTA tournament, Venus Williams won clearly in two sentences. It was the first semi-final of a Danish tennis player since the success of Tine Scheuer -Larsen 1985 in Bregenz.
The year 2008 began on Wozniacki world ranking 60th Even though she failed at the Olympic Games in Beijing already in the third round to Elena Dementieva, the year may well be described as that of their breakthrough on the tour. After three tournament victories (Stockholm, New Haven, Japan Open ) and another finals in Luxembourg, where she again Dementieva, albeit narrowly lost 6:2, 4:6, 6:74, it was at the end of the year in the WTA ranking already out at position 13.
At the first Grand Slam tournament of the year (Australian Open) Wozniacki was already stopped in the third round of Jelena Dokić. At the Cellular South Cup in Memphis she stormed into the finals, but failed to Wiktoryja Azarenka. In April Wozniacki won by defeating Aleksandra Wozniak in Ponte Vedra Beach, the first title in 2009. Too, when Family Circle Cup in Charleston, she reached a semi-final victory over Elena Dementieva the final game before Sabine Lisicki ended their winning streak. In Madrid, she was once again in the final, the world number one Dinara Safina had, however, with 2:6, 4:6 beaten. At the French Open she did not make it past the third round.
In Eastbourne Wozniacki succeeded after a victory over Virginie Razzano ( 7:65 and 7:5 ), the first tournament win on grass. At the Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon, she reached the second round, where she once again defeated Sabine Lisicki. At the clay court tournament in Båstad, they lost the final against María José Martínez Sánchez in straight sets.
The U.S. hard court season was very successful for Wozniacki. At the last tournament before the U.S. Open she made in New Haven, however, her third tournament win of the season ( three different coverings ). She beat in the finals Jelena Wesnina 6:2, 6:4. Also impressed at the U.S. Open Wozniacki when she inter alia to Siegen over Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the final. There, Kim Clijsters turned in her third tournament after maternity leave at 5:7 and 3:6 as the stronger. However, Wozniacki thus cemented their place in the top ten.
They also qualified for the Sony Ericsson Championships, where despite a thigh problem and several convulsions from the group stage and was eliminated in the first semi-final against eventual winner Serena Williams ( beginning of the second set had to retire due to an abdominal muscle strain ). Your good results were also reflected in the world rankings down - at the end it ranked 4th
Your greatest sporting achievements in 2010 was the tournament victory in Montreal, where she defeated in two straight sets in the final Wera Swonarjowa. They also contested the final in Indian Wells (two set defeat to Jelena Janković ), the quarter-finals of the French Open ( losing to tournament champion Francesca Schiavone ) and the second round of the Australian Open ( losing to Li Na) and Wimbledon ( losing to Petra Kvitová ). She also won for the third time in a row the tournament in New Haven ( against Nadia Petrova ) and the tournaments of Ponte Vedra Beach (Final success against Wolha Hawarzowa ) and Copenhagen ( playoff victory against Klára Zakopalová ).
In October it secured as early as 2008 in Tokyo by a 1:6, 6:2, 6:3 against Dementieva the winner's trophy. By their victory over Swonarjowa at the tournament in Beijing, she sat down in October for the first time at the top of the WTA world rankings. In the same year she was also named to Denmark Sportswoman of the Year.
In their opening tournament in Sydney Wozniacki failed at the beginning of Dominika Cibulková. At the Australian Open she reached the semi-finals for the first time, but lost after several match points awarded even against future finalist Li Na. The WTA tournament in Dubai, however, she won without dropping a set. In the final, she defeated Kuznetsova clearly with 6:1, 6:3 and celebrated her 13th single title on the tour. In Doha she reached the final, which they losing to Vera Swonarjowa in two sets.
On hard court in Indian Wells to Wozniacki secured the title with a 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 against Marion Bartoli. At the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, she reached the final, subject, however, surprisingly Julia Goerges 6:73 and 3:6 against which it soon in the third round of Madrid again the sails had to cancel it.
After at the Clay Court tournaments in Charleston ( 6-2, 6-3 over Jelena Wesnina ) and Brussels ( 2:6, 6:3 and 6:3 over Peng Shuai ) each had to win the title and thus consolidate its leading position in the world rankings can, Wozniacki lost surprisingly already in round three at the French Open; she succumbed Daniela Hantuchova with 1:6, 3:6. When Clay Court Classic in Rome, she had previously celebrated yet another semi-finals.
Wozniacki defended her title in Copenhagen without dropping a set. She won the hard court tournament in their home by 6-1, 6-4 in the final over Lucie Šafářová. Also at Wimbledon it was first round; in the second round she was defeated there, but the set to number 24 clearly derived Cibulková after the first sentence still 6:1, 6:75, 5:7.
Båstad she had to retire due to an injury to his right shoulder their second round match against Sofia Arvidsson at the beginning of the second set. Apparently not yet recovered, lost her in a warm-up tournament at the U.S. Open in Toronto after a bye surprisingly against Italian Roberta Vinci with 4:6 and 5:7. A few days later, she announced that her father was no longer her coach. In New Haven, she won the U.S. Open before her 18th WTA title by a smooth two- set victory over Petra Cetkovská. At the Grand Slam tournament itself it was then after victories among other things, Kuznetsova and Andrea Petkovic in the semifinals, where her resurgent defending champion Serena Williams in the 2:6, 4:6 had no chance of her first Grand Slam title. In Tokyo, in the second round against Kaia Kanepi, and in Beijing, in the quarter-final against Flavia Pennetta, she parted from each in three sets.
In the WTA Championships 2011 in Istanbul Wozniacki did not progress beyond the first round. Although she was initially able to Agnieszka Radwańska handle, but then defeated Vera Swonarjowa as well as Petra Kvitová.
After losing its top position in the world rankings - after leaving against Clijsters in the quarter- finals of the Australian Open, she slipped to fourth place - Wozniacki was only two months after the separation of co- coach Ricardo Sánchez known. On April 15, they lost the final of the tournament in Copenhagen, which she had won in 2010 and 2011, Angelique Kerber 4:6, 4:6. At Wimbledon, she lost in the first round with 7:5, 6:7, 4:6 against Tamira Paszek. Also at the U.S. Open, the blow came already in the first round, as they Irina -Camelia Begu 2:6, 2:6 defeated. Your first tournament victory in over a year was celebrate Wozniacki at the tournament in Seoul, where she clearly defeated Kaia Kanepi in the final 6-1, 6-0. On 21 October, she put on the individual track number 20, as they defeated in three sets in the final in Moscow Samantha Stosur.
After the early exit in the third round at the Australian Open, Wozniacki separated by coach Högstedt she had only committed at the beginning of the year, after two tournaments.