“It really is a special place,” Caroline Wozniacki overwhelmed after receiving a wildcard for the 2024 Australian Open
Caroline Wozniacki is eyeing a comeback at the 2024 Australian Open after receiving a wild card entry to the tournament.
Caroline Wozniacki ( Credits: Tennis 365)
The former World No. 1 came back out of retirement and participated in the US Open this year. The single Grand Slam winner will feature in the 2024 Australian Open after an extended period of four years.
She will first play in the ASB Classics before playing the first Slam of the year. Expressing her delight at receiving a wild card entry into the Melbourne tournament, the Dane stated:
I hope that I get a nice welcome back when I see everyone there - and I’m sure I will; it really is a special place. I’m truly grateful to everyone for the wildcard and having the opportunity to compete again at the AO in January.H/T: Caroline Wozniacki The AO Show podcast
The 2018 Australian Open winner expresses her extreme delight as she has good memories of this tournament, winning her first and only Slam in Melbourne. Recalling her maiden Grand Slam victory, Caroline Wozniacki also added:
I have so many wonderful memories of Melbourne, and of course winning the Australian Open is an all-time career highlight.
The Australian Open is one of the most favorite tournaments of the year for the Danish player. She had defeated Simona Halep to claim her only major Slam title to date.
Apart from winning in 2018, she has also won 36 of the 48 matches that she has played in Melbourne, for a win record of 75 percent. This is the highest win percentage she has had at any Grand Slam in her career so far.
Caroline Wozniacki excited to return to the Australian Open after 4 years
The former World No. 1 could not hold back on words as she was dancing in joy upon receiving the wild card entry to feature in her favorite tournament of the year. Talking about how she cannot wait to play and face the crowd in Melbourne, she added:
Melbourne’s one of my most favourite cities in the world, and I can’t wait to share it with my family and my kids. It’s obviously a tournament I feel extremely comfortable at.
As the 2023 season comes to an end for the Dane, she stands at the world rank of 242. She only played in seven matches the entire year, winning four of them.
It will be interesting to see how she performs at her favorite and most successful tournament in her career as she prepares to make a comeback to the sport after coming out of retirement.
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