Caroline Wozniacki is a Danish tennis player. She was born on 11th July, 1990 and is a former world No. 1 rank holder on the WTA tour.

She was on top for 67 weeks which is a big achievement in itself. She was also the 1st woman to hold the first rank and 20th overall from a Scandinavian country.

Family Background

Caroline is daughter of Polish immigrants Anna Wozniacka and Piotr Wozniacki. Her mom was a volleyball player and played on the national team while her father played association football.

When Piotr signed for Boldklubben 1909, the Danish football club, the couple moved to Denmark. Caroline also has an elder brother, Patrik Wozniacki. He is also a professional football player.

Defensive on the tennis court

Caroline’s playing style revolves around the defensive aspect of the game with her movement, anticipation, footwork, speed and agility and main parts of the game. She also very well anticipates the serves with her amazing footwork.

She is labelled as ‘counter-puncher’ by her contemporaries because of her defensive playing style.

Her Journey in the tennis career

Caroline won a number of junior tournaments in the year 2005 which also includes Orange Bowl Tennis championship. She then was the top seed at Australian Open in the year 2006 but lost the final to 8th seed Anastasia Pavylyuchenkova from Russia.

She beat Ashley Harkleroad in the finals of the exhibition tournament Liverpool international tennis tournament before the Wimbledon. This year, she started with Auckland Open. She was no.3 seed. She moved ahead to the quarter finals before she lost against Julia Gorger in 3 sets.

Personal life

Danish tennis player Malou Ejdesgaard is the best friend of Caroline. She has played as her doubles partner in 5 tournaments. Agnieska Radwanska and Serena Williams are also close friends to Caroline. Caroline is fluent in speaking Polish, English and Danish. Her other hobbies include playing soccer, handball, piano playing, swimming and other such things. She is a fan of English Premier League team, Liverpool.

She was in relationship with Rory McIlory, the Northern Irish golfer. Their relationship went on for 4 years from 2011 to 2014. Caroline had announces about their engagement on 1st January 2014 on Twitter and in the same year on 21st May, Rory ended the engagement. According to sources, he says that he was just not ready for any relationship and thought it better to end it. He wasn’t prepared to get married.

Modeling career

Caroline featured on the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue following  some other top tennis stars like Rafael Nadal (2012), Anna Ivanovic (2010 Issue), Maria Sharapova (featured in 2006 issue), Venus Williams (Year 2005), Serena Williams (2004) and Steffi Graf (in the year 1997) who have appeared in the issues earlier.

Quick Summary:

Full name: Caroline Wozniacki

Date of birth: 11 July 1990

Birth place: Odense, Denmark

Age: 26

Profession: tennis player

Height: 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)

Weight: 58 kg

Net worth: $20 million