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US$30,173,398

4th in all-time rankings

Official website www.carolinewozniacki.com

Singles

Career record 586–235 (71.38%)

Career titles 28 WTA, 4 ITF

Highest ranking No. 1 (11 October 2010)

Current ranking No. 2 (2 April 2018)

Grand Slam Singles results

Australian Open W (2018)

French Open QF (2010, 2017)

Wimbledon 4R (2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017)

US Open F (2009, 2014)

Other tournaments

Tour Finals W (2017)

Olympic Games QF (2012)

Doubles

Career record 36–55 (39.56%)

Career titles 2 WTA, 0 ITF

Highest ranking No. 52 (14 September 2009)

Grand Slam Doubles results

Australian Open 2R (2008)

French Open 2R (2010)

Wimbledon 2R (2009, 2010)

US Open 3R (2009)

Last updated on: 2 April 2018.

Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
(Danish: [kɑːoliːnə vʌsniˈɑɡi]; Polish: [vɔʑˈɲatskʲi];[a] born 11 July 1990) is a Danish professional tennis player. She is currently world No. 2 and a former world No. 1 in Singles in the WTA Tour.[10][11] She was the first woman from a Scandinavian country to hold the top ranking position and 20th overall.[12] She finished on top of the rankings in both 2010 and 2011. Wozniacki won her first Grand Slam title at the 2018 Australian Open and returned to the No. 1 ranking on 29 January 2018. She has won 28 WTA singles titles, including six in 2010 and 2011, the most in a year by a WTA player from 2008–2011.[13] She was runner-up at the 2009 US Open and the 2010 WTA Tour
WTA Tour
Championships to Kim Clijsters, and at the 2014 US Open to Serena Williams. She won the 2006 Wimbledon Girls' Singles title and also holds two WTA titles in doubles. In 2008, Wozniacki won the title of WTA Newcomer of the Year. In 2017, Wozniacki won the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore for the first time in her career.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Playing style, coaches and sponsors 3 Career

3.1 2005–2007: Junior success and WTA debut 3.2 2008: First WTA Tour
WTA Tour
title 3.3 2009: First Grand Slam final and top 5 ranking 3.4 2010: First WTA Premier Mandatory title and new World No. 1 3.5 2011: Year-end No. 1 for the second year in a row 3.6 2012: Beginning of singles decline 3.7 2013: Continued struggles with form 3.8 2014: Resurgence and second Grand Slam final 3.9 2015: Out of Top 10 and an unsatisfied year-end ranking 3.10 2016: Early injuries and revival 3.11 2017: WTA Finals crown and return to top 3 3.12 2018: Australian Open
Australian Open
champion and back to No. 1

4 Personal life

4.1 Outside tennis 4.2 Relationships

5 Rivalries

5.1 Wozniacki vs. S. Williams 5.2 Wozniacki vs. Radwańska 5.3 Wozniacki vs. Sharapova 5.4 Wozniacki vs. Halep

6 Career statistics

6.1 Grand Slam tournament finals 6.2 WTA Championships finals

7 Grand Slam performance timelines

7.1 Singles 7.2 Doubles

8 Achievements 9 Notes 10 References 11 External links

Early life[edit] Wozniacki was born in Odense, Denmark, the daughter of Polish[14] immigrants, Piotr Woźniacki and Anna Woźniacka.[15] Anna played on the Polish women's national volleyball team,[16] and Piotr played professional football. The couple moved to Denmark
Denmark
when Piotr signed for the Danish football club Boldklubben 1909.[15][17] Her older brother, Patrik Wozniacki, is a former professional footballer in Denmark.[16] Playing style, coaches and sponsors[edit] Wozniacki's playing style centers on "the defensive aspects of tennis with her anticipation, movement, agility, footwork and speed all first-rate and key parts of her game." She also anticipate serves with aggressive footwork.[18] Her two-handed backhand is one of her best weapons as she is capable of turning defense into offense, most notably the backhand down-the-line. Her defensive playing style has her contemporaries label her a counter-puncher.[19] Wozniacki's father, Piotr, has been her primary coach since she was 14.[20] Throughout the years, she was coached by Sven Groeneveld through the Adidas
Adidas
Player Development Program.[21] She was briefly coached by Ricardo Sanchez and Thomas Johansson.[22][23] In October 2013, she hired Thomas Högstedt,[24] but parted ways in January 2014.[25] In the same month, she hired Michael Mortensen, but cut ties with him in March 2014.[26] Since then, Wozniacki has decided to be coached again by her father Piotr for the rest of her career. In 2009, Wozniacki signed on to become an endorser for the line of tennis apparel designed by Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney
for Adidas. She wore her first ' Adidas
Adidas
by Stella McCartney' tennis dress at the 2009 US Open.[27] She currently has partnership agreements with Babolat, Rolex, Adidas, USANA, The Players' Tribune and Mundipharma.[28] On 20 December 2010, she signed a three-year deal to endorse Turkish Airlines' business class service.[29][30] In 2012, Wozniacki became an endorser of Compeed BlisterPatch. At the end of 2013 she switched her racquet sponsorship from Yonex
Yonex
back to her long-time partner Babolat. In 2015, Wozniacki became an endorser of Godiva Chocolatier.[31] According to the June 2011 edition of SportsPro Wozniacki is the world's ninth-most marketable athlete.[32] According to Forbes
Forbes
in 2011 Wozniacki was the second-highest-earning female athlete in the world.[33] Career[edit] 2005–2007: Junior success and WTA debut[edit] Wozniacki won several junior tournaments in 2005, including the Orange Bowl tennis championship.[34] She made her debut on the WTA Tour
WTA Tour
at Cincinnati's Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open on 19 July 2005, losing to the top-seeded and eventual champion Patty Schnyder in the first round. In the Nordea Nordic Light Open, her other WTA tournament of the year, she lost to Martina Suchá
Martina Suchá
in the first round.

Wozniacki during the Junior Wimbledon final

In 2006 she was the top seed at the Australian Open
Australian Open
(junior girls' singles), but lost the final to eighth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. She was seeded second with partner Anna Tatishvili
Anna Tatishvili
in the doubles tournament, but the pair was knocked out in the semifinals by the French-Italian pair of Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
and Corinna Dentoni, who were seeded 8th. In February at the Memphis she reached her first WTA Tour quarterfinal, beating Kristina Brandi and Ashley Harkleroad, before losing to third-seeded Sofia Arvidsson
Sofia Arvidsson
of Sweden. Before Wimbledon Wozniacki won the Liverpool International Tennis
Tennis
Tournament, an exhibition tournament, beating Ashley Harkleroad
Ashley Harkleroad
in the final.[35] Later that year she was given a wildcard to the qualifying draw at Wimbledon, where she was beaten in the first round by Miho Saeki. However, Wozniacki went on to win the Wimbledon girls' singles tournament, beating Slovak Magdaléna Rybáriková
Magdaléna Rybáriková
in the finals. In August she reached another WTA Tour
WTA Tour
quarterfinal, this time at the Nordea Nordic Light Open in Stockholm. She defeated top-100 players Iveta Benešová
Iveta Benešová
and Eleni Daniilidou, before falling to eventual champion and 3rd-seeded Zheng Jie. Wozniacki was seeded second in the US Open Girls' Singles in the last Major tournament of 2006, US Open. In the first round, she won the first set against Russian Alexandra Panova, but was disqualified in the second set for verbally abusing an umpire. Wozniacki was said to have used an expletive in referring to a linesman who made a disputed call.[36] However, on her blog, she claimed to have said, "take your sunglasses of [sic]" and was mistaken for talking to the linesman, when she in fact was criticizing herself after the next point.[37] In her last junior tournament, the Osaka Mayor's Cup, she won both the girls' singles and doubles.[38] Her first title on the senior tour came shortly after on 29 October, when she won the $25,000 International Tennis Federation
International Tennis Federation
(ITF) tournament in Istanbul
Istanbul
by beating Tatjana Malek
Tatjana Malek
in the final. Wozniacki was set to face Venus Williams on 27 November in an exhibition match in Copenhagen,[39] but five days before the event, Williams canceled because of an injury.[40] The two did, however, face each other in the Memphis WTA Tier III event on 20 February. Williams beat Wozniacki, ending a nine-match winning streak for Wozniacki. On 29 November Wozniacki was named ambassador for Danish Junior Tennis
Tennis
by the Culture Minister of Denmark
Denmark
at the time, Brian Mikkelsen.[41] On 4 February 2007 she won a $75,000 ITF singles title in Ortisei, Italy, beating Italian Alberta Brianti.[42] On 4 March she won the $75,000 ITF tournament in Las Vegas, beating top-seed Akiko Morigami in the final. She obtained a wild card for the Pacific Life Open main draw and made her Tier I debut there. She was knocked out in the second round by Martina Hingis. She then made the semifinals of the AIG Open in Tokyo in October, her first career WTA Tour
WTA Tour
semifinal, and as a result became the first Danish woman to reach a WTA semifinal since Tine Scheuer-Larsen at Bregenz in 1986. She was defeated by Venus Williams
Venus Williams
in straight sets. 2008: First WTA Tour
WTA Tour
title[edit] At the Australian Open
Australian Open
Wozniacki defeated Gisela Dulko
Gisela Dulko
and 21st seed Alona Bondarenko
Alona Bondarenko
on her way to the round of 16, where she lost to the eventual finalist and fourth-seeded Ana Ivanovic. At the French Open Wozniacki was seeded 30th, making this the first Grand Slam tournament in which she was seeded. She again lost in the third round to the eventual champion and world No. 2 Ana Ivanovic.[43] At Wimbledon she reached the third round, but lost to 2nd-seeded Jelena Janković.[44]

Wozniacki during the 2008 US Open

Wozniacki won her first WTA Tour
WTA Tour
title at the Nordic Light Open in Stockholm without dropping a set, defeating 5th seed Anabel Medina Garrigues in the quarterfinals, top seed and world No. 10 Agnieszka Radwańska in the semifinals, and Vera Dushevina
Vera Dushevina
in the final. At the Summer Olympics in Beijing
Beijing
she beat world No. 12 Daniela Hantuchová in the second round, before falling to the eventual gold-medalist Elena Dementieva. Wozniacki then won her second WTA Tour
WTA Tour
title at the Pilot Pen Tennis
Tennis
in New Haven, defeating three seeded players, Dominika Cibulková, Marion Bartoli
Marion Bartoli
and Alizé Cornet, en route to the final, where she defeated world No. 11 Anna Chakvetadze. Wozniacki was the 21st seed at the US Open. She defeated world No. 14 Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
in the third round, but lost to 2nd-seeded and eventual runner-up Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
in the fourth round.[45] At the China Open she lost her opening match to Anabel Medina Garrigues. However, she teamed up with Medina Garrigues to clinch the doubles title, defeating the Chinese duo of Han Xinyun
Han Xinyun
and Xu Yifan. It was Wozniacki's first WTA doubles title. At the Tier III AIG Japan Open Tennis
Tennis
Championships she was the top seed for the first time on the WTA Tour, and won her third career title, defeating Kaia Kanepi
Kaia Kanepi
of Estonia
Estonia
in the final. Wozniacki then took part in the Nordea Danish Open, in her hometown of Odense. After a string of good performances, she won the tournament, beating world No. 64 Sofia Arvidsson
Sofia Arvidsson
of Sweden in the final. Wozniacki's final win–loss record for the year (ITF matches included, exhibition matches not included) was 58–20 in singles and 8–9 in doubles. She ended the year ranked 12th in singles and 79th in doubles. She finished 13th in the race for the Sony Ericsson Championships. She also won the WTA Newcomer of the Year award for 2008.[46] 2009: First Grand Slam final and top 5 ranking[edit] Wozniacki started the season in Auckland, where she lost to Elena Vesnina in the quarterfinals.[47] She also reached the quarterfinals in Sydney, this time losing to world No. 2 Serena Williams
Serena Williams
after having three match points. Seeded 11th at the Australian Open, Wozniacki lost in the third round to Australian wild card Jelena Dokic. In Pattaya, Wozniacki lost to Magdaléna Rybáriková
Magdaléna Rybáriková
in the quarterfinals. Seeded first at the Cellular South Cup in Memphis, Tennessee, Wozniacki advanced to the final, but lost to Victoria Azarenka. Afterwards, they partnered in the doubles final to defeat Michaëlla Krajicek
Michaëlla Krajicek
and Yuliana Fedak. Wozniacki then took part in the first two Premier Mandatory tournaments of the year. At Indian Wells, she lost in the quarterfinals to eventual champion Vera Zvonareva.[48] In Miami, she scored her first win over Elena Dementieva, before losing to another Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
in the quarterfinals.

Wozniacki reached her first Grand Slam final at the 2009 US Open

Wozniacki won her first title of the year at the MPS Group Championships on green clay in Ponte Vedra Beach, where she defeated Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak. In Charleston, she defeated top seed Elena Dementieva
Elena Dementieva
in the semifinals, before losing the final to Sabine Lisicki. Wozniacki suffered early exits in her next two tournaments, losing to Marion Bartoli
Marion Bartoli
in the second round in Stuttgart, and to Victoria Azarenka in the third round in Rome. She reached the final of the inaugural Premier Mandatory Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open, where she lost to world No. 1 Dinara Safina.[49] This was Wozniacki's only match against a reigning No. 1 before she herself became No. 1 in October 2010. Seeded 10th at the French Open, Wozniacki lost to Sorana Cîrstea in the third round. They partnered in doubles, but lost in the first round. Wozniacki won her second 2009 title on the grass of Eastbourne. In the final, she defeated Virginie Razzano.[50] Wozniacki was seeded 9th at Wimbledon, where she lost to Sabine Lisicki
Sabine Lisicki
in the fourth round. On her 19th birthday, she lost the final of the Swedish Open to María José Martínez Sánchez. On hard court at the LA Women's Tennis Championships, she lost in the second round to Sorana Cîrstea. At the Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Masters, she reached the quarterfinals, before falling to Elena Dementieva. In Toronto, she lost early in the second round to Zheng Jie, but she then went on to defend her title at the Pilot Pen Tennis
Tennis
in New Haven
New Haven
without losing a set. In the first round, she had her first double bagel win as a professional, 6–0, 6–0, over Edina Gallovits in 41 minutes. In the final, she beat Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina
for her third title of the season. Wozniacki was the ninth seed at the US Open. She made her best result to date by becoming the first Danish woman to reach a Grand Slam final. Her route to the final included a hard-fought three-set win against reigning French Open
French Open
champion Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
in the fourth round before scoring straight sets wins against Melanie Oudin in the quarterfinals and Yanina Wickmayer
Yanina Wickmayer
in the semifinals.[51] In the final, she was defeated by Kim Clijsters, who had recently made a comeback after retiring in 2007, despite serving for the first set. In the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open, she retired because of a viral illness down 0–5 against Aleksandra Wozniak. She then lost to María José Martínez Sánchez
María José Martínez Sánchez
in the first round of the China Open, and to Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
in the semifinals in Osaka. The following week in Luxembourg, she retired with a hamstring injury in the first round, while leading 7–5, 5–0 over Anne Kremer. This aroused controversy because of the scoreline.[52] Wozniacki's stellar 2009 results qualified her for the year-end Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha for the first time. She won two of three group matches and advanced to the semifinals. There she struggled with a stomach strain and a left thigh injury against world No. 1 Serena Williams, and retired while trailing 6–4, 0–1.[53] 2010: First WTA Premier Mandatory title and new World No. 1[edit]

Wozniacki serving at the 2010 Australian Open

In her first WTA tournament of the year, Wozniacki suffered an opening-round loss to Li Na
Li Na
of China in the Sydney. She was seeded fourth at the Australian Open, her first top-eight seed in a Grand Slam. She again fell to Li, this time in the fourth round, in straight sets. Despite her fourth-round exit, Wozniacki achieved a career-high ranking of No. 3. As the second seed at Indian Wells, Wozniacki reached the final before losing to former world No. 1 Jelena Janković. With this result, she achieved a new career-high ranking of world No. 2.[54] At the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, Wozniacki lost in the quarterfinals to the newly returned Justine Henin. Her next tournament was in Ponte Vedra Beach, where she defeated Olga Govortsova in the final. Wozniacki then competed at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston. She advanced to the semifinals, where she met Vera Zvonareva. Wozniacki was forced to retire down 2–5, after she rolled her ankle while chasing down a short ball.[55][56][57] Despite her ongoing ankle injury, she continued to compete in tournaments through the clay-court season, suffering early losses in Stuttgart, Rome and Madrid. She then reached the quarterfinals in Warsaw, but retired there after losing the first set.[58] Wozniacki was seeded third at the French Open. She posted her best result at Roland Garros by advancing to the fourth round without dropping a set. After defeating Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
in the round of 16 in three sets, she lost to eventual champion Francesca Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone
in the quarterfinals.[59] Wozniacki partnered with Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
in doubles, but they withdrew before their second round match against the Williams sisters
Williams sisters
because of a right shoulder injury to Hantuchová. As the defending champion, Wozniacki lost early at the Aegon International, her first grass-court tournament of the year, to Aravane Rezaï. Wozniacki was seeded third at Wimbledon, where she defeated Tathiana Garbin, Chang Kai-chen, and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova en route to the fourth round, where she was defeated by Petra Kvitová. Wozniacki was the first seed at the inaugural e-Boks Danish Open. It was the first Danish WTA tournament, created largely out of Wozniacki's popularity in Denmark. She reached the final, and she defeated Klára Zakopalová
Klára Zakopalová
to win her second title of the year. In Cincinnati, she lost in the third round to Marion Bartoli. As the 2nd seed in Montreal, Wozniacki was forced to wait two days to play her semifinal match with Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
because of heavy rain. She defeated both Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva
Vera Zvonareva
on the same day for her third singles title of the year. As the top seed in New Haven, Wozniacki defeated Nadia Petrova in the final for her third consecutive title there. By virtue of this, she also won the US Open Series. Wozniacki was the top seed at the US Open due to the withdrawal of world No. 1 Serena Williams. She advanced to the semifinals, before being upset by Vera Zvonareva. With her semifinal appearance, Wozniacki became one of only two women (the other being Venus Williams) to have reached at least the fourth round of all four Grand Slam events in 2010.[60] Wozniacki's first tournament during the Asian hard-court season was the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. She won back-to-back three-setters against Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
and Elena Dementieva, the latter of whom she beat in the final to win her fifth title of the year. She then entered the China Open in Beijing. In the third round, Wozniacki faced Petra Kvitová, who had routed her at Wimbledon. Wozniacki avenged that loss, which ensured that she would replace Serena Williams
Serena Williams
as the new world No. 1 after the tournament. She was the fifth player to reach the No. 1 position without having won a Grand Slam tournament. She also became the first Danish player, man or woman, to reach the top ranking.[61] Wozniacki ultimately won the tournament, defeating Vera Zvonareva
Vera Zvonareva
in the final to win her sixth title of the year and twelfth overall. At the year-end Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha, Wozniacki was drawn in a group with Francesca Schiavone, Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
and Elena Dementieva.[62] She defeated Dementieva in her first round-robin game, but lost to Stosur in the second. She won her last round-robin match in the group against Schiavone, securing the year-end world No. 1 rank and a place in the semifinals against the winner of the other group, Vera Zvonareva. Wozniacki defeated her, but then lost the final in three sets to Kim Clijsters. Wozniacki ended the season with six WTA singles titles, the most on the tour. Clijsters won five, and no other player won more than two. 2011: Year-end No. 1 for the second year in a row[edit] During the off season, Wozniacki switched her racquet make from Babolat
Babolat
to Yonex.[63] She began her 2011 season with an exhibition match in Thailand against Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters
where she lost in a super tie-break.[64] Wozniacki then played another exhibition, the team Hong Kong Tennis
Tennis
Classic, where she represented and was captain of Team Europe. She won two matches against Team Asia Pacific, before getting crushed by world No. 2 Vera Zvonareva
Vera Zvonareva
in the final against Team Russia.[65] Her first WTA tournament was the Medibank International Sydney. She received a bye to the second round, where she lost to Dominika Cibulková. The Australian Open
Australian Open
was Wozniacki's first major as world no. 1.[66] She lost to Li Na
Li Na
in the semifinals after failing to convert a match point when trying to serve out the match at 5–4 in the second set.[67] Wozniacki dropped to No. 2 behind Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters
during the week of 14 February, but regained the top spot the following week. She received a bye to the second round in Dubai where, in the quarterfinals, she beat Shahar Pe'er
Shahar Pe'er
to ensure her No. 1 position in the next rankings update.[68] She went on to defeat Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
in the final to take her 13th career singles title and first of the year. In Doha, she received a bye to the second round and reached the final, after defeating Nadia Petrova, Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
and Marion Bartoli
Marion Bartoli
in straight sets. She lost to Vera Zvonareva
Vera Zvonareva
in the final. In the first Premier Mandatory event of the year in Indian Wells, Wozniacki made it to the final, where she defeated Marion Bartoli
Marion Bartoli
for her 14th singles title. After a first-round bye at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, Florida, Wozniacki lost in the fourth round to 21st seed Andrea Petkovic. Wozniacki made an uncharacteristic 52 unforced errors and later said she had been playing a lot of matches when she was asked about fatigue.[69] In the Family Circle Cup, Wozniacki made it to the final, where she defeated unseeded Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina
to take her third title of the year, 15th of her career. In Stuttgart, she made it to her fifth final of the year, where she lost to Julia Görges
Julia Görges
in straight sets. In Madrid, Wozniacki lost to Görges again, this time in the third round. In Rome, she lost to eventual champion Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
in the semifinal round. At the Brussels Open, Wozniacki reached the semifinals, where she defeated 3rd seed and reigning French Open
French Open
champion, Francesca Schiavone.[70] In the final, Wozniacki's sixth of the year, she defeated 8th seed Peng Shuai
Peng Shuai
to win her first red clay title, after having won three on the faster green clay.[71] Wozniacki was the top seed at the French Open, but was defeated in the third round by 28th seed Daniela Hantuchová.[72]

Wozniacki at the 2011 WTA Championships

Wozniacki's next tournament was the e-Boks Sony Ericsson Open in her native Denmark. In the final, she defeated 4th seed Lucie Šafářová, taking her fifth title of the year.[73] At Wimbledon, she had straight-set wins until the fourth round, but then lost to 24th seed Dominika Cibulková.[74] At the Rogers Cup Wozniacki made an early second-round exit. She was defeated by Roberta Vinci in straight sets despite holding a 5–1 lead in the second set. Wozniacki was the top seed at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, but lost in the second round to world No. 76 Christina McHale. Next playing at the New Haven
New Haven
Open at Yale, Wozniacki won the title for the fourth year in a row, defeating Francesca Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone
in the semifinals and qualifier Petra Cetkovská in the final.[75] At the US Open, Wozniacki was the 1st seed. In the first round, she defeated Nuria Llagostera Vives. In the second round, Wozniacki defeated Arantxa Rus,[76] and in the third round, defeated American Vania King.[77] In the fourth round, Wozniacki fought back from a 7–6, 4–1 deficit, defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova.[78] Wozniacki then progressed to the semifinals by defeating Andrea Petkovic
Andrea Petkovic
in the quarterfinals.[79] In the semifinals she lost to Serena Williams.[80] In Tokyo Wozniacki lost to Kaia Kanepi
Kaia Kanepi
in the third round. In Beijing she lost to Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
in the quarterfinals. This was Wozniacki's only loss in the 12 quarterfinals she reached in 2011. Wozniacki was the top seed at the WTA Championships. In the group stage she beat Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
before falling to Vera Zvonareva. She lost also to Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
in her final round-robin match and so she failed to advance to semifinals for the first time in three appearances. She finished the year as world No. 1 for the second consecutive year. Despite narrowly edging Petra for the year-end No. 1 ranking in points, she lost out on all Player of Year awards to Petra. 2012: Beginning of singles decline[edit] Wozniacki began her season by representing Denmark
Denmark
at the 2012 Hopman Cup with Frederik Nielsen
Frederik Nielsen
as her partner. Wozniacki won two of her three round robin matches in singles, defeating Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Tsvetana Pironkova
Tsvetana Pironkova
before losing to world No. 2 Petra Kvitová.[81] Her first WTA event was the Apia International Sydney. After a first round bye, Wozniacki defeated Dominika Cibulková
Dominika Cibulková
after trailing 4–0 in the third set.[82] She lost to Agnieszka Radwańska in three sets in the quarterfinals, after serving for the match at 5–4 up in the second set.[83] Wozniacki competed at the Australian Open
Australian Open
as the top seed. She defeated Anastasia Rodionova, Anna Tatishvili, Monica Niculescu
Monica Niculescu
and Jelena Janković, all in straight sets, to reach the quarterfinals where she lost to the defending champion Kim Clijsters. As a result, Wozniacki lost her top ranking and was replaced by the 2012 champion Victoria Azarenka.[84] Next playing at Doha, Wozniacki lost to Lucie Šafářová in the second round, having received a first-round bye. Wozniacki was the defending champion in Dubai and Indian Wells, but failed to defend either title, losing to Julia Görges
Julia Görges
and Ana Ivanovic, respectively. Wozniacki reached the semifinals in Miami
Miami
after beating Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová, Petra Cetkovská, Yanina Wickmayer
Yanina Wickmayer
and Serena Williams, all in straight sets. Wozniacki then lost to 2nd seed Maria Sharapova. Wozniacki did not defend her title in Charleston as she was not allowed to participate under WTA rules because two top-6 players had already entered the draw.[85] Wozniacki then played her home tournament in Copenhagen. She reached the final but lost to Angelique Kerber, her first loss at the tournament since the start in 2010.

Wozniacki serving at the 2012 French Open

She then played the French Open, where she lost to Kaia Kanepi
Kaia Kanepi
in three sets in the third round.[86] At the Wimbledon, she lost to Austrian Tamira Paszek
Tamira Paszek
in the first round.[87] It was her first opening-round exit from any Grand Slam since making her professional debut at the 2007 French Open.[1] Wozniacki represented Denmark
Denmark
at the Olympics as the 8th seed in the women's singles event. In the first three rounds she defeated Anne Keothavong, Yanina Wickmayer
Yanina Wickmayer
and Daniela Hantuchová. She was then defeated by the eventual champion Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in the quarterfinals. She next participated in the Rogers Cup where she lost to Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
in the semifinals, and the Western & Southern Open where she was defeated in the third round by Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. As the four-time defending champion at the New Haven Open at Yale, Wozniacki retired against Maria Kirilenko
Maria Kirilenko
in the semifinals due to a right knee injury, which she had suffered in her quarterfinal win over Dominika Cibulková.[88] Wozniacki, still suffering with the injury, was seeded eighth at the US Open, but did not advance past the first round. She lost in two sets to 96th-ranked Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu. As a result of the loss, Wozniacki dropped out of the top 10 for the first time in three years. Following her US Open disappointment, Wozniacki won her first tournament of the year in Seoul by defeating Arantxa Rus, Caroline Garcia, Klára Zakopalová, Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
and Kaia Kanepi
Kaia Kanepi
in the final. It was her 19th career title. Her next tournament was the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. She defeated Bojana Jovanovski, Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
and Li Na, before losing to Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
in the quarterfinals. At the China Open in Beijing, Wozniacki defeated Chanelle Scheepers
Chanelle Scheepers
and Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
but lost to Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
in the third round. Wozniacki's next tournament was the Kremlin Cup. As the 3rd seed in the tournament, she defeated top seed Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
in the final in three sets to take home her second title of the year, and 20th overall.[89] At the year-end Tournament of Champions in Sofia, Wozniacki won her three group matches and reached the final but lost to Nadia Petrova. She ended the year ranked 10th.

(Roddick) and (Djokovic) do it all the time and Caro does (it) and now it's racist.??

Serena Williams
Serena Williams
responding to the criticism of Wozniacki.[90]

In December 2012, during an exhibition match in Brazil, Wozniacki imitated friend and fellow tennis player Serena Williams
Serena Williams
by stuffing towels in her shirt and skirt in order to appear to be large-chested and have a large rear end. This act divided opinion on social network sites. It was noted that Wozniacki has done the impression before without controversy.[91] Williams also defended Wozniacki in an email to USA Today
USA Today
and pointed out that they are friends and that the act was not racist. Williams added, however, that if people feel this way then she should do something else next time.[90] 2013: Continued struggles with form[edit] Wozniacki began the year in Brisbane where as the 8th seed, she lost in the first round to qualifier Ksenia Pervak
Ksenia Pervak
in three sets. Wozniacki then competed at the Apia International Sydney. She defeated Urszula Radwańska but lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
in the second round. At the Australian Open, Wozniacki defeated Sabine Lisicki, Donna Vekić
Donna Vekić
and Lesia Tsurenko, but once again lost to Kuznetsova, this time in the fourth round.[92] Wozniacki's next tournament was the Qatar Total Open where she reached the quarterfinals with wins over Mervana Jugić-Salkić, Sorana Cîrstea, Mona Barthel, before losing to Agnieszka Radwańska. In Dubai, Wozniacki defeated Lucie Šafářová, Zheng Jie
Zheng Jie
and Marion Bartoli to reach the semifinals where she lost to the eventual champion, Petra Kvitová. At the Malaysian Open she lost in the first round to Wang Qiang. She then played in an exhibition match at the BNP Paribas Showdown in Hong Kong. She was originally scheduled to play Li Na, but she had to withdraw due to injury. Instead Wozniacki played Li's replacement world No. 4 Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
and lost in straight sets.

Wozniacki reached her first final of the year at the 2013 BNP Paribas Open

At the BNP Paribas Open, she defeated Alizé Cornet, Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina
and Nadia Petrova before receiving a walkover the defending champion Victoria Azarenka, after the latter withdrew due to a foot injury. In the semifinals, Wozniacki defeated Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
to reach her first final of the year but lost the title match to Maria Sharapova.[93] In her next tournament, the Sony Open in Miami, Wozniacki made it to the third round where she lost to Garbiñe Muguruza. Wozniacki began the clay court season by reaching the quarterfinals of the Family Circle Cup where she lost to Stefanie Vögele. After this tournament, Wozniacki lost in the first round to Carla Suárez Navarro in Stuttgart, to Yaroslava Shvedova
Yaroslava Shvedova
in Madrid, to Bojana Jovanovski
Bojana Jovanovski
in Rome, and to Zheng Jie
Zheng Jie
in Brussels. At the French Open, Wozniacki defeated Laura Robson
Laura Robson
in the first round, before once again losing to Jovanovski in the second. Wozniacki began her grass court season at the Aegon International in Eastbourne. She reached the semifinals after victories over Tamira Paszek, Laura Robson
Laura Robson
and Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
but then lost to qualifier Jamie Hampton. In the first round of Wimbledon, Wozniacki beat Estrella Cabeza Candela. In the second round, she faced Petra Cetkovská. In just the fourth game of the first set, with the score at 2–1 and going with serve, Wozniacki slipped and fell, injuring her ankle. She received treatment but was visibly struggling and went on to lose the match.[94] Wozniacki was one of several players to slip and injure themselves, including Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova. After the match, Wozniacki questioned whether the preparation for the tournament was the same as in previous years, adding: "I just know that it's just not really fun to be out there when you feel like you can't really push off on your foot."[95] Wozniacki's woeful season continued at the Rogers Cup, where she fell in the second round to Sorana Cîrstea
Sorana Cîrstea
despite having double match point in the second set. She then reached the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open, beating Peng Shuai, Monica Niculescu
Monica Niculescu
and Petra Kvitová, but was defeated by Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
for the first time since 2009. Wozniacki then played at the New Haven
New Haven
Open at Yale. She reached the semifinals beating Peng via retirement, Karin Knapp and Sloane Stephens
Sloane Stephens
before losing to Simona Halep
Simona Halep
in straight sets. At the US Open, Wozniacki defeated Duan Yingying
Duan Yingying
and Chanelle Scheepers in straight sets before losing to qualifier Camila Giorgi
Camila Giorgi
in the third round. This marked the first time since 2008 where Wozniacki had failed to reach the quarterfinals or better at one of the four Grand Slam tournaments. During the Asian swing, Wozniacki advanced to the semifinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open, defeating Flavia Pennetta, Magdaléna Rybáriková and Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
en route before losing to Angelique Kerber. Her next tournament was in Beijing
Beijing
where she was seeded sixth and where she received a bye into the second round along with the other three Tokyo semifinalists. Wozniacki reached the quarterfinals after wins over Monica Niculescu
Monica Niculescu
and Sloane Stephens, but lost to the world No. 1 and eventual champion, Serena Williams. Wozniacki's final event for the year was the BGL Luxembourg Open, where she was top-seeded. She ended her two-match losing streak against Bojana Jovanovski
Bojana Jovanovski
by defeating the Serb in a three set quarterfinal before beating Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki
Sabine Lisicki
to reach the final where she defeated Annika Beck
Annika Beck
of Germany
Germany
in straight sets to win her first and only title of the year.[96] Despite the victory, Wozniacki failed to qualify for the year-ending WTA Tour
WTA Tour
Championships in Istanbul
Istanbul
as Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
secured the final spot with her win at the WTA International tournament in Linz, Austria
Austria
that same week. In winning Luxembourg, however, Wozniacki qualified for the WTA Tournament of Champions in Sofia but ultimately chose not to participate.[97] She finished the year ranked world No. 10. 2014: Resurgence and second Grand Slam final[edit] During the off season, Wozniacki switched her racquet make from Yonex to Babolat. She was scheduled to start the season in Brisbane but withdrew due to a right shoulder injury and instead began her season in Sydney where she defeated Julia Görges
Julia Görges
in three sets, before falling to Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
in the second round. At the Australian Open, she lost to Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbiñe Muguruza
in the third round in three sets. After the Australian open, Wozniacki competed at the Qatar Total Open where she was seeded eighth and where she lost to Belgian Yanina Wickmayer after a first round bye. The following week, she reached the semi-finals in Dubai, defeating Sabine Lisicki, Annika Beck
Annika Beck
and Sorana Cîrstea before falling to the eventual champion Venus Williams. Wozniacki's next tournament was the BNP Paribas Open where she was defending runner-up points. She reached the fourth round following wins over Bojana Jovanovski
Bojana Jovanovski
and Yaroslava Shvedova, before losing to Jelena Janković, causing her to fall to World No. 18, her lowest ranking since 2010. She recovered by reaching the quarterfinals of the Sony Open, recording wins over Monica Puig, Sloane Stephens
Sloane Stephens
and Varvara Lepchenko
Varvara Lepchenko
before losing to Li Na
Li Na
in a tight straight sets match. Wozniacki then made her debut at the Monterry Open, where she defeated Coco Vandeweghe, Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic
and Karolína Plíšková en route to the semifinals, before losing to the eventual champion Ana Ivanovic.

Wozniacki serving at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships

Her first tournament of the clay court season was scheduled to be the Porsche Tennis
Tennis
Grand Prix, but she was forced to withdraw due to a left wrist injury. Instead, her first event on clay was the Mutua Madrid Open where she reached the second round after beating Ekaterina Makarova before losing to Roberta Vinci after sustaining a knee injury. This same injury caused her to withdraw from the following week's Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Internazionali BNL d'Italia
in Rome.[98] At the French Open, Wozniacki was upset by Yanina Wickmayer
Yanina Wickmayer
in the first round in three sets. Wozniacki enjoyed a stellar grass court season during which she made the semifinals of the Aegon International with wins over Samantha Stosur, Sloane Stephens
Sloane Stephens
and Camila Giorgi
Camila Giorgi
before losing to the eventual finalist Angelique Kerber. At the Wimbledon Championships, Wozniacki reached the fourth round for the fourth time in her career after straight-sets wins over Shahar Pe'er, Naomi Broady
Naomi Broady
and Ana Konjuh, but ultimately lost to Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová. After Wimbledon, Wozniacki won her first title of the year at the İstanbul Cup. She inflicted a double bagel on Belinda Bencic
Belinda Bencic
before defeating Karin Knapp, Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková
and Kristina Mladenovic to reach the final where she dropped just two games in defeating second seed Roberta Vinci to secure the title. Wozniacki's first tournament of the 2014 US Open Series was Rogers Cup. She progressed to the quarterfinals after having straight-set wins over Daniela Hantuchová, Klára Koukalová and Shelby Rogers before losing to top seed Serena Williams, despite having led by a set and a break.[99] At the Western & Southern Open, she easily dismantled Magdaléna Rybáriková
Magdaléna Rybáriková
and Zhang Shuai before recording her first two top-ten wins of 2014 by defeating Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
and Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
in the 3rd round and quarterfinals. In the semifinals, she fell in three sets to the eventual champion, Williams. Wozniacki's next tournament was the US Open, where she was the tenth seed. She faced Magdaléna Rybáriková
Magdaléna Rybáriková
in her opening match, progressing after her opponent was forced to retire early in the third set. She then beat qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Aliaksandra Sasnovich
in the second round in straight sets. In the third round she easily took care of 18th seed Andrea Petkovic
Andrea Petkovic
in straight sets for her first win over a seeded player at a grand slam since 2012. In the fourth round, Wozniacki came up against former world number 1 and former champion Maria Sharapova, defeating her in three sets to progress to the quarterfinals of a grand slam for the first time since the 2012 Australian Open. In the quarterfinals, she dropped just one game to breeze past Sara Errani. In the semifinals, Wozniacki came up against unseeded Peng Shuai. Wozniacki was up a set when her opponent was forced to retire due to a severe heat-related illness, allowing Wozniacki to advance to her second Grand Slam final, and her first since the 2009 US Open. In the final, Wozniacki came up against two-time defending champion Serena Williams for the third time in four weeks, again falling to the world No. 1.[100] Due to her run to the final, Wozniacki returned to the top 10 for the first time since February. During the fall, Wozniacki competed at the Toray Pan Pacific Open. As the 2nd seed, she received a bye into the second round where she faced Australian qualifier Jarmila Gajdošová. Wozniacki rallied from a set down to prevail. In the quarterfinals, she faced Carla Suárez Navarro, whom she easily defeated to progress to the semifinals. In a gruelling match against unseeded Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbiñe Muguruza
whom she had never beaten before, Wozniacki won in three sets to set up a clash with Ana Ivanovic. In her third final of the year, Wozniacki fell to the Serbian in straight sets. Wozniacki's next tournament was the Wuhan Open. As the 8th seed, she received a bye into the second round, where she defeated Carla Suárez Navarro
Carla Suárez Navarro
in three sets. Wozniacki then beat Casey Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua
and Timea Bacsinszky
Timea Bacsinszky
to reach the semifinals where she lost to Eugenie Bouchard
Eugenie Bouchard
in straight sets.[101] The following week, she competed at the China Open where she received a bye into the second round due to being a semifinalist in Wuhan. She was eliminated by Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
in her opening match of the tournament. It was then announced on 2 October that Wozniacki had qualified for the WTA Finals. At the WTA Finals, Wozniacki was drawn into the White Group alongside Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
and Agnieszka Radwańska. In her first match she beat Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
in three sets. She then went on to beat Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
in straight sets. With Sharapova winning in three sets against Radwańska, Wozniacki qualified into the semifinals. She then beat Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
in straight sets going undefeated in her round robin matches. She would lose to Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in the semifinals in three sets despite serving for the match in the third set and leading 4–1 in the third set tiebreak. She finished the year ranked at No. 8. Wozniacki then decided to run the New York City Marathon
New York City Marathon
in November 2014. She recorded a time of 3 hours, 26 minutes and 33 seconds.[102] She claimed that the running training has been positive for her and has contributed to her good performances at the US Open and WTA Finals. 2015: Out of Top 10 and an unsatisfied year-end ranking[edit] Wozniacki started her preparation for the Australian Open
Australian Open
at the ASB Classic in Auckland seeded as No. 1 and advanced to the final before losing to Venus Williams
Venus Williams
in three sets. Despite being seeded eighth at the Australian Open, Wozniacki was unfortunate to draw fellow former world number one and two-time champion Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
in the second round, and was defeated in straight sets.[103] After the tournament, she climbed back up to No. 5.[104] Wozniacki then competed at the Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships where she made it all the way to the semifinals before losing to eventual champion Simona Halep
Simona Halep
in three sets. Wozniacki's next tournament was the Qatar Total Open where she was seeded second. However, she lost once again to fellow former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
in the quarterfinals in straight sets, winning just four games. She rebounded at the Malaysian Open, winning the title by defeating Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru
Alexandra Dulgheru
in the final in three sets.

Wozniacki practicing at the 2015 Aegon International, Eastbourne

Wozniacki's next tournament was the BNP Paribas Open where she was seeded fourth. In the second round, she beat Ons Jabeur
Ons Jabeur
before losing in the third round to Belinda Bencic
Belinda Bencic
in straight sets. She then competed at the Miami
Miami
Open beating Madison Brengle
Madison Brengle
in the second round and Kaia Kanepi
Kaia Kanepi
in the third round. She lost to Venus Williams
Venus Williams
in the fourth round in straight sets. Wozniacki started her clay season in Stuttgart where she was seeded fourth.[105] In the second round, she beat Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
in straight sets. In the quarterfinals, she dropped just three games against Carla Suárez Navarro
Carla Suárez Navarro
to advance to the semifinals. In the semifinals, she beat Simona Halep
Simona Halep
in a three-set thriller to reach her first clay court final since 2011.[106] She lost to Angelique Kerber in the final in three sets, despite serving for the match in the third set. Wozniacki's next tournament was the Mutua Madrid Open where she made it to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2009 beating Jarmila Gajdošová, Christina McHale
Christina McHale
and Agnieszka Radwańska. She lost in the quarterfinals to Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
in three sets. Wozniacki's next tournament was the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. She lost in the second round to Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
for the third time in straight sets. Wozniacki then played at the French Open
French Open
as the fifth seed. She beat Karin Knapp
Karin Knapp
in straight sets before losing to Julia Görges in the second round in straight sets. Wozniacki started her grass season at the Aegon International. She beat Jarmila Gajdošová
Jarmila Gajdošová
in straight sets and Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
in three sets to advance to the quarterfinals. She beat Andrea Petkovic in straight sets to advance to the semifinals where she faced Belinda Bencic. She retired from the match due to a back injury after losing the first three games. Wozniacki then played at Wimbledon as the fifth seed. She beat Zheng Saisai
Zheng Saisai
in straight sets after being down 1–4 in the first set. After beating Denisa Allertová, she breezed past Camila Giorgi
Camila Giorgi
to advance to the fourth round and lost to eventual finalist Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbiñe Muguruza
in straight sets.[107] Despite the loss, Wozniacki climbed back up to No. 4 after the tournament. Wozniacki's summer hard-court season got off to a slow start due to an ankle injury. This injury caused her to lose early at Stanford, Toronto and Cincinnati
Cincinnati
to Varvara Lepchenko, Belinda Bencic
Belinda Bencic
and Victoria Azarenka, respectively.[108] Wozniacki then played at the Connecticut Open. She finally picked up her first win by crushing Alison Riske
Alison Riske
in the first round. She then beat Roberta Vinci in three sets after being down 3–5 in the third set, saving three match points in the third-set tiebreak, to advance to the quarterfinals. She breezed past Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia
before losing in the semifinals to Petra Kvitová in straight sets. Wozniacki then played at the US Open as the fourth seed. She easily beat Jamie Loeb
Jamie Loeb
in her opening match to advance to the second round where she was upset by Petra Cetkovská
Petra Cetkovská
in a close three-set match despite having four match points. Wozniacki began her Asian hard court swing at the Toray Pan Pacific Open. As the top seed, she received a bye in to the second round where she easily beat Ana Konjuh. She then defeated Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
in three sets in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, she lost to Belinda Bencic
Belinda Bencic
for the fourth straight time in straight sets. Wozniacki's next tournament was the Wuhan Open.[109] She lost to Anna Karolína Schmiedlová in the second round in three sets, despite being up a set and a break. Wozniacki's next tournament was the China Open. She beat Bojana Jovanovski
Bojana Jovanovski
in the first round, and won ten games in a row to beat Qiang Wang to advance to the third round. She lost to Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
in straight sets. The loss ended Wozniacki's chances to qualify for the WTA Finals. Wozniacki's next tournament was the Generali Ladies Linz. She beat Mirjana Lučić-Baroni
Mirjana Lučić-Baroni
in three sets before losing to Kirsten Flipkens in the second round in straight sets. Wozniacki failed to qualify for the WTA Finals, but she did qualify for the WTA Elite Trophy. At the WTA Elite Trophy, Wozniacki was drawn into Group D alongside Roberta Vinci and Svetlana Kuznetsova. After retiring in her first match against Svetlana Kuznetsova, Wozniacki withdrew from the tournament. She finished the year ranked at No. 17, her worst year-end ranking since 2007. 2016: Early injuries and revival[edit] Wozniacki began her 2016 season at the ASB Classic in Auckland, where she was defending finalist points. After beating Danka Kovinić
Danka Kovinić
in straight sets, she dropped a combined three games against Christina McHale and Alexandra Dulgheru
Alexandra Dulgheru
to advance to the semifinals where she lost to eventual champion Sloane Stephens
Sloane Stephens
in straight sets. Wozniacki's next tournament was the Australian Open
Australian Open
where she lost to Yulia Putintseva
Yulia Putintseva
in the first round in three sets, marking her worst performance at the tournament.[110] Wozniacki's next tournament was the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy. She lost to Dominika Cibulková
Dominika Cibulková
in the second round in straight sets. Wozniacki next played the Qatar Open for which she needed nine match points to beat Ana Konjuh
Ana Konjuh
in the first round. She was at one point up by a double break in the third set. In the second round, she faced Daria Gavrilova
Daria Gavrilova
which she won in straight sets. Wozniacki then played Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina
in the third round, she fell in a grueling match. Wozniacki played in the Monterrey Open instead of defending her title in Kuala Lumpur. She defeated Olga Govortsova
Olga Govortsova
in the first round and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the second round; however, she fell in the quarterfinals to the eventual winner Heather Watson.[111] Caroline then played at the BNP Paribas Open and fell in the second round to Zhang Shuai. This match marked the longest match so far in 2016, at 3 hours and 24 minutes. Then in the Miami
Miami
Open Wozniacki made a promising start, defeating Vania King; however, she fell to 12th seed Elina Svitolina. Wozniacki was scheduled to play many clay court tournaments, but she injured her ankle during a practice, which put her out for all of the clay-court season. This break saw Wozniacki fall though the rankings from 22 down to 34, the lowest since May 2008. She withdrew from the French Open
French Open
because her ankle was not 100%.[112] Wozniacki played in Nottingham, her first tournament since the Miami Open in March and her first tournament after hiring her new coach David Kotyza. Wozniacki won her first match in ten weeks defeating Çağla Büyükakçay, but falling in yet another three-set match to Anett Kontaveit
Anett Kontaveit
in the second round. In her last tournament leading up to Wimbledon, Wozniacki played the Aegon International Eastbourne. She showed signs of improvement from her loss of form and injury, dismissing Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
and seventh seed Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
and dropping only seven games in the two matches before losing in a three-set match to qualifier Monica Puig. In Wimbledon, she went unseeded in the tournament, the first time since 2008 Australian Open
Australian Open
and lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
in the first round, resulting in her falling out of the top 50 for the first time since February 2008.

Wozniacki playing at the 2016 US Open

Wozniacki began her US hard court season in Washington, playing the Citi Open she went on to beat Hiroko Kuwata
Hiroko Kuwata
in the first round and retired in her second-round clash with Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
despite being up a set 7–5 a sharp pain in her left arm forced her to retire. This injury also took her out of The Rogers Cup. She then played the Summer Olympic Games.[113] Dropping four games she beat Lucie Hradecka
Lucie Hradecka
but fell to Czech Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
in the second round. She failed to win a match in the Connecticut Open as she lost in the first round to young Latvian Jelena Ostapenko. However, Wozniacki's year turned around at the US Open. She slid past Taylor Townsend in three sets, then upset Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
in round two after being two breaks down she came back to win in straight sets. She then beat Monica Niculescu
Monica Niculescu
in two sets to reach the fourth round, in which she upended Madison Keys
Madison Keys
in two sets to reach the quarterfinals and then beat unseeded Anastasija Sevastova to enter the semifinals.[114] Wozniacki lost the semifinal to then-new No. 1 Angelique Kerber, in two sets, and resulting at the back of the top 30 for the first time since April of this year.[115] Wozniacki moved on to the Toray Pan Pacific Open. In the first round, Wozniacki defeated Belinda Bencic, who had defeated her the previous year, in three sets. In the second round, she defeated fourth seed Carla Suarez Navarro, then beat qualifier Magda Linette
Magda Linette
in straight sets. In the semifinals, Wozniacki defeated defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska, which sent her off to her first final since April of the previous year. In the final, she defeated Japanese player Naomi Osaka to win her 24th WTA title, and her first title since March 2015. This was also Wozniacki's first Premier-level title since 2012. Wozniacki continued the Asian swing at the Wuhan Open.[116] There, she had a good start, defeating Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
in the first round. In the third round, Wozniacki faced Agnieszka Radwanska
Agnieszka Radwanska
again, and this time, Radwanska came out on top. Wozniacki then competed at the China Open. She cruised past her first two matches against Coco Vandeweghe
Coco Vandeweghe
and Roberta Vinci before going head to head with Radwanska for the third time in three weeks. Radwanska emerged victorious again, defeating Wozniacki in straight sets. To finish off the Asian leg, Wozniacki partook in the Hong Kong Open. Seeded No. 5, she passed the first rounds easily, defeating Zheng Saisai, Heather Watson
Heather Watson
and Wang Qiang. After beating Jelena Jankovic in the semifinals, Wozniacki won her 2nd title of the season and 25th title overall, beating Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic
in the final in three sets. This was the first time since 2012 that Wozniacki had won two WTA titles in a single season. With the win, Wozniacki returned to the top 20. Wozniacki ended the season with a run at the Luxembourg Open. The No. 2 seed had an easy first round win against Madison Brengle, and survived a second-round encounter against Sabine Lisicki
Sabine Lisicki
after losing the first set. She then was forced to retire in the quarterfinals due to sickness. Wozniacki did not play at the WTA Elite Trophy and ended her topsy-turvy season ranked No. 19 (having been as low as No. 74).[117] 2017: WTA Finals crown and return to top 3[edit] Wozniacki began the year at the Auckland Open once again. This time, she was the No. 3 seed. She started out strong, breezing past Nicole Gibbs and Varvara Lepchenko
Varvara Lepchenko
before losing in the quarterfinals to Julia Görges
Julia Görges
in three sets, despite being up a set and a break. At the Apia International Sydney, Wozniacki was seeded 10th. She played some solid tennis against Olympic gold medallist Monica Puig, winning in three sets. Wozniacki then defeated Yulia Putintseva
Yulia Putintseva
in straight sets in a rematch of their 2016 Australian Open
Australian Open
first round clash. In the quarterfinals, Wozniacki was defeated by Czech Barbora Strycova
Barbora Strycova
in three close sets, despite twice being up a break in the final set. Wozniacki was seeded 17th at the Australian Open. She reached the third round, after defeating Arina Rodionova
Arina Rodionova
and Donna Vekic, but was defeated by 9th seed and in-form Johanna Konta
Johanna Konta
in straight sets.[118] After the Australian Open, Wozniacki played at the Qatar Total Open sliding past Kiki Bertens
Kiki Bertens
and Agnieszka Radwanska
Agnieszka Radwanska
in the first two rounds in straight sets. She then saved two set points in the first set to beat Lauren Davis, before dispatching Monica Puig
Monica Puig
to reach the final. There she fell to the in-form Karolína Plíšková. From there she played at the Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships, also making the final there by beating Daria Kasatkina, Viktorija Golubic, Kateryna Bondarenko, Catherine Bellis
Catherine Bellis
and Anastasija Sevastova, respectively before coming up short against Elina Svitolina
Elina Svitolina
in straight sets in the final.[119] Despite runner-up finishes, Wozniacki rose back up to No. 14.

Wozniacki during the 2017 BNP Paribas Open

At the BNP Paribas Open, Wozniacki beat Magda Linette, Kateřina Siniaková and Madison Keys, not losing a set, to advance to the quarterfinals where she lost to Kristina Mladenovic. At the Miami Open, Wozniacki beat Varvara Lepchenko
Varvara Lepchenko
and Sorana Cîrstea
Sorana Cîrstea
in straight sets before advancing to the quarterfinals after a retirement from Garbiñe Muguruza. In the quarterfinals, she beat Lucie Šafářová in straight sets and in the semifinals, avenged her Doha loss to Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková
by beating her in three sets to advance to her first ever final in Miami
Miami
and her first Mandatory final since 2013. She lost in straight sets to Johanna Konta.[120] Wozniacki began her clay court season at the Volvo Car Open. She made it to the quarterfinals with straight-set wins over Annika Beck
Annika Beck
and Anastasia Rodionova. There she lost to Jeļena Ostapenko
Jeļena Ostapenko
in straight sets. She next played at the Prague Open and after beating Misaki Doi in the first round in straight sets, she lost to Ostapenko again in three sets despite having match point. Wozniacki next played at the Madrid Open. In the first round, she beat Monica Niculescu
Monica Niculescu
in three sets before losing to Carla Suárez Navarro
Carla Suárez Navarro
in three sets. In Strasbourg, Wozniacki retired from her first match against Shelby Rogers after losing the first set in a tiebreak. Wozniacki then played at the French Open
French Open
as the 11th seed. She beat Jaimee Fourlis in the first round in three sets, before beating Françoise Abanda, without the loss of a game. In the third round she beat CiCi Bellis
CiCi Bellis
in three sets after being down a break in the third and then went on to beat former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
in three sets to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2010. She lost to eventual champion Jeļena Ostapenko
Jeļena Ostapenko
for the third time in three sets.[121] Wozniacki began her grass season at the Aegon International with straight-set wins over Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka
and Elena Vesnina. In the quarterfinals, she came from a set and a double break down to beat Simona Halep
Simona Halep
and proceeded to beat Heather Watson
Heather Watson
in three sets to advance to her fourth final of the year where she lost to Karolína Plíšková in straight sets. She then played at Wimbledon as the fifth seed. She beat Timea Babos
Timea Babos
in three sets, recovering from a break down and grass court specialist Tsvetana Pironkova
Tsvetana Pironkova
in straight sets. She then beat Anett Kontaveit
Anett Kontaveit
in a come-from-behind three-set win which saw Kontaveit fail to serve for the match twice to advance to the fourth round for the sixth time. She lost to Coco Vandeweghe
Coco Vandeweghe
in straight sets. After Wimbledon Caroline competed in the Swedish Open there she made her fifth final of the year passing through Pauline Parmentier, Viktorija Golubic, Kateryna Kozlova and Elise Mertens
Elise Mertens
before falling to Katerina Siniakova in the final.[122] Wozniacki began her hard-court season in Rogers Cup in Toronto. Here she won her first ever match in Toronto defeating Ekaterina Alexandrova
Ekaterina Alexandrova
later in the quarterfinals she defeated the current world No. 1 for the first time, overcoming Karolina Plíšková
Karolina Plíšková
in three sets.[123] Wozniacki eventually made her 6th final of 2017 yet again falling at this stage, this time to Elina Svitolina. This tipped Wozniacki back into the top 5. She then competed in the Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Open defeating Elena Vesnina and Ashleigh Barty
Ashleigh Barty
before falling in the quarterfinals to world No. 1 Karolina Plíšková. At the US Open she defeated Mihaela Buzărnescu before falling to Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
in the second round.[124] She then played at the Pan Pacific Open, where she successfully defended her title by defeating Shelby Rogers, Dominika Cibulkova, Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbiñe Muguruza
and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.[125] At the Wuhan Open she lost her opening match to Maria Sakkari.[126] At the China Open she lost in the third round to Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova
in straghit sets.[127] At the Hong Kong Open she won her first round match against Eugenie Bouchard but withdrew from her next match.[128] At the 2017 WTA Finals, Wozniacki beat Elina Svitolina
Elina Svitolina
for the first time after losing to her twice in finals, in straight sets.[129] She then defeated the world No. 1, Simona Halep, in straight sets.[130] In her third and final match of round robin play, she was defeated by Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia
in three sets. Nonetheless, she still made the semifinals. In the semifinals, she beat Karolina Pliskova
Karolina Pliskova
in straight sets to advance to the final for the first time since 2010, where she finished runner-up.[131] In the final, she beat Venus Williams
Venus Williams
for the first time to win the biggest title of her career. By virtue of her WTA Finals crown, she moved up to world No. 3 where she would finish the season, her highest year-end ranking since 2011.[132] 2018: Australian Open
Australian Open
champion and back to No. 1[edit] Main article: 2018 Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
tennis season Wozniacki began her season at the Auckland Open for the fourth straight year. She was the top seed and advanced into the final successfully, but she was defeated by the same opponent she lost to the previous year in the quarterfinals, Julia Görges, in straight sets.[133]

Wozniacki practicing at the 2018 Australian Open

At the Australian Open, Wozniacki was seeded second, her highest seeding since 2012. She defeated Mihaela Buzărnescu
Mihaela Buzărnescu
in straight sets before going on to beat Jana Fett
Jana Fett
in three sets after being down 1–5 in the third set and saving two match points.[134] She then beat Kiki Bertens and Magdaléna Rybáriková
Magdaléna Rybáriková
both in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinals, she beat Carla Suárez Navarro
Carla Suárez Navarro
in three sets to advance to her second Australian Open
Australian Open
semifinal since 2011. In the semifinals she beat Elise Mertens
Elise Mertens
in straight sets to advance to her third Grand Slam final and her first since 2014. In the final she defeated top seed and world No.1 Simona Halep
Simona Halep
in three sets, to become the ninth woman to win the title after being match point down.[135] By winning her first grand slam title, she regained the world No. 1 ranking on 29 January 2018 after a gap of exactly 6 years, which best Serena Williams' previous record of 5 years 29 days.[11][136] Her next tournament was the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy, which she entered in the second round. She defeated the young Russian, Anastasia Potapova, in straight sets before losing to Daria Kasatkina
Daria Kasatkina
in the quarterfinals.[137] She then played the Qatar Open and reached the semifinals after defeating Carina Witthöft, Monica Niculescu
Monica Niculescu
and Angelique Kerber. However, she lost to Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
in three sets despite having three match points.[138] With her Qatar performance, Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
became only the 4th player in WTA history to surpass $30,000,000 in career prize earnings.[139] Wozniacki then played the 2018 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, where she received a bye in the first round. She defeated Lara Arruabarrena and Aliaksandra Sasnovich, in straight sets and three sets respectively before she lost to Daria Kasatkina
Daria Kasatkina
again in the fourth round.[140] A week later, she entered the Miami
Miami
Open, where she also received a bye in the first round. However, she lost to the Summer Olympics champion Monica Puig
Monica Puig
in three sets after sending a bagel in the opening set.[141] Personal life[edit] Outside tennis[edit] Wozniacki's best friend is her fellow Danish tennis player Malou Ejdesgaard, who has been her doubles partner in five tournaments.[142] Wozniacki is also close friends with Serena Williams,[143] Agnieszka Radwańska and Angelique Kerber. In fact, Wozniacki was one of the few tennis stars to attend Serena Williams's wedding.[144] She speaks Danish, English and Polish fluently and knows Russian.[145][146][147] When asked in 2008 by Teen Vogue
Teen Vogue
magazine what sports beside tennis she liked to play, Wozniacki said "I like handball, soccer, swimming, playing the piano, and all kinds of different things."[148] A fan of English Premier League
Premier League
team Liverpool, she wore a Liverpool shirt signed by footballer Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard
on court in the 2011 Qatar Ladies Open.[149] Relationships[edit] Wozniacki was in a relationship with Northern Irish professional golfer Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy
from 2011 until 2014.[150] She announced their engagement via Twitter
Twitter
on 1 January 2014.[151] On 21 May 2014, it was announced that McIlroy had ended the engagement: "The problem is mine. The wedding invitations issued at the weekend made me realise that I wasn't ready for all that marriage entails. I wish Caroline all the happiness she deserves and thank her for the great times we've had."[152] On 14 February 2017, Valentine's Day, Wozniacki revealed on her social media accounts that she was in a relationship with former NBA
NBA
champion David Lee, later being confirmed by her family.[153] The couple got engaged on 2 November 2017.[154] Rivalries[edit] Wozniacki vs. S. Williams[edit] Wozniacki and her good friend Serena Williams
Serena Williams
have met 11 times with Williams leading the head to head 10–1.[155] Williams leads 2–0 in Grand Slams, 8–1 on hard courts, and 1–0 on both clay and grass. Both held the no.1 ranking from early November 2009 to late January 2012. They are currently the Top 2 active players to hold the no.1 ranking for the most weeks. They first met at the 2009 Medibank International Sydney
2009 Medibank International Sydney
with Williams winning in three tight sets saving match points. Wozniacki's only win over Williams came at the 2012 Sony Ericsson Open
2012 Sony Ericsson Open
where she won in straight sets. In 2014 the rivalry reached its peak with the pair meeting four times and Williams winning all of them. Three of their four meetings went to three sets with Williams coming from a set down in each to win. At the Rogers Cup Wozniacki led by a set and a break before Williams came back to win it. They would meet a week later at the Western & Southern Open where Williams again came from a set down to win. They faced off against each other in the final at the US Open where Williams won in straight sets to claim her 18th Grand Slam title. Their most recent meeting at the WTA Finals was an epic with Wozniacki winning the first set before Williams came back to win the second set. At 4–4 Wozniacki broke Williams to serve for the match and Williams broke back. At 6–5 Wozniacki saved match point with an incredible volley and held serve to take the set to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak Wozniacki was up 4–1 before Williams came back and eventually prevailed. Despite being rivals, the two maintain a strong friendship off court.[156] Wozniacki visited Williams during her recovery from injury in 2011.[157] In 2014 after they both lost early at the French Open they vacationed together in Miami. They attended a Mariah Carey concert the night before their semifinal match at the WTA Finals. Williams was present during Wozniacki's run at the New York City Marathon. They also went on a mini tour around New York City.[158] Wozniacki vs. Radwańska[edit] Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
have met 17 times with Wozniacki leading the head to head 11–6.[159] Wozniacki leads 9–6 on hard courts and 2–0 on clay. They first met at the 2007 Nordea Nordic Light Open with Radwańska taking the victory in straight sets. After that win, Wozniacki won the next 5 matches before the streak snapped at the 2012 Apia International Sydney where she lost in three sets. Radwańska would then win the next 2 matches before that streak was snapped at the 2014 Western & Southern Open where she lost in straight sets. After this event, Wozniacki took another four consecutive wins before she lost at the 2016 Wuhan Open in straight sets. A week later, she lost again at the 2016 China Open in straight sets. Their next two meetings were at the 2017 Qatar Total Open and the 2017 Rogers Cup. Wozniacki won both matches in straight sets. Wozniacki vs. Sharapova[edit] Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
have met 10 times with Sharapova leading the head-to-head 6–4.[160] Wozniacki leads 2–0 in Grand Slams with both coming at the US Open in 2010 and 2014. Wozniacki leads 4–3 on hard courts, while Sharapova leads 3–0 on clay. The pair first met at the 2008 Qatar Total Open where Sharapova won in straight sets and then again at the 2008 Rome Masters. Wozniacki then won the next two meetings to tie the head-to-head. Sharapova then won the next three meetings including their only meeting in a final at the 2013 BNP Paribas Open. Wozniacki snapped the losing streak by beating Sharapova in three sets at the 2014 US Open and would go on to the reach the final. They met again at the 2014 WTA Finals where Wozniacki won in three sets in a marathon match that lasted over three hours. Their most recent meeting was at the 2015 Mutua Madrid Open where Sharapova won in three sets. Wozniacki vs. Halep[edit] Wozniacki and Simona Halep
Simona Halep
have met 7 times with Wozniacki leading the head to head 5–2.[161] Wozniacki leads 3–2 on hard courts, 1–0 on both clay and grass courts and 1–0 in the Grand Slams. They first met at the 2012 Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships with Wozniacki winning in straight sets. Then, Halep won the next 2 matches, one at the 2013 New Haven
New Haven
Open at Yale in straight sets and another one at the 2015 Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships in three sets. Wozniacki then took a four-match winning over Halep streak, beginning at the 2015 Stuttgart Open and including their most recent meeting at the 2018 Australian Open
Australian Open
in the final, where she defeated Halep in three sets to win her first Grand Slam title and snatch the world No. 1 position from Halep.[162] Career statistics[edit] Main article: Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
career statistics Grand Slam tournament finals[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score

Loss 2009 US Open Hard Kim Clijsters 5–7, 3–6

Loss 2014 US Open Hard Serena Williams 3–6, 3–6

Win 2018 Australian Open Hard Simona Halep 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 6–4

WTA Championships finals[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score

Loss 2010 WTA Finals, Qatar Hard Kim Clijsters 3–6, 7–5, 3–6

Win 2017 WTA Finals, Singapore Hard (i) Venus Williams 6–4, 6–4

Grand Slam performance timelines[edit]

Key

W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended. Current through 2018 Australian Open. Singles[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L Win%

Grand Slam tournaments

Australian Open A A 4R 3R 4R SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R 3R W 1 / 11 32–10 76.19%

French Open A 1R 3R 3R QF 3R 3R 2R 1R 2R A QF

0 / 10 18–10 64.29%

Wimbledon Q1 2R 3R 4R 4R 4R 1R 2R 4R 4R 1R 4R

0 / 11 22–11 66.67%

US Open A 2R 4R F SF SF 1R 3R F 2R SF 2R

0 / 11 35–11 76.09%

Win–Loss 0–0 2–3 10–4 13–4 15–4 15–4 6–4 7–4 11–4 6–4 5–3 10–4 7–0 1 / 43 107–42 71.81%

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 SR W–L Win%

Grand Slam Tournaments

Australian Open A 2R 1R 1R 0 / 3 1–3 25%

French Open A 1R 1R 2R 0 / 3 1–3 25%

Wimbledon A 1R 2R 2R 0 / 3 2–3 40%

US Open 1R 2R 3R 2R 0 / 4 4–4 50%

Win–Loss 0–1 2–4 3–4 3–4 0 / 13 8–13 38.1%

Achievements[edit] Main article: List of career achievements by Caroline Wozniacki

Time span Selected records Players matched Ref

January 29, 2012–January 29, 2018 The longest time for a female player to return to World No. 1 Stands alone [163]

Notes[edit]

^ Karolina Woźniacka (Polish: [karɔˈlina vɔʑˈɲatska]), the Polish form of her name, is often used by Polish-language sources.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

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Entourage

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ATP singles ATP doubles WTA singles WTA doubles

Rafael Nadal     Roger Federer Marin Čilić Alexander Zverev Grigor Dimitrov Juan Martín del Potro Dominic Thiem Kevin Anderson John Isner David Goffin

Łukasz Kubot Marcelo Melo Mate Pavić Henri Kontinen John Peers Oliver Marach Bob Bryan Mike Bryan Nicolas Mahut Ivan Dodig

Simona Halep Caroline Wozniacki Garbiñe Muguruza Elina Svitolina Jeļena Ostapenko Karolína Plíšková Caroline Garcia Venus Williams Sloane Stephens Petra Kvitová

Latisha Chan Elena Vesnina Ekaterina Makarova Tímea Babos Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková Ashleigh Barty Lucie Šafářová Kateřina Siniaková Casey Dellacqua Gabriela Dabrowski

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Women's Tennis
Tennis
Association: Top European female singles tennis players as of 2 April 2018

1. Simona Halep
Simona Halep
(1 ) 2. Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
(2 ) 3. Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbiñe Muguruza
(3 ) 4. Elina Svitolina
Elina Svitolina
(4 ) 5. Jeļena Ostapenko
Jeļena Ostapenko
(5 )

6. Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková
(6 ) 7. Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia
(7 ) 8. Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
(10 1) 9. Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
(11 1) 10. Daria Kasatkina
Daria Kasatkina
(12 1)

Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
(Achievement predecessor & successor)

Sporting positions

Preceded by Serena Williams Kim Clijsters Simona Halep World No. 1 11 October 2010 – 13 February 2011 21 February 2011 – 30 January 2012 29 January 2018 – 26 February 2018 Succeeded by Kim Clijsters Victoria Azarenka Simona Halep

Preceded by Elena Dementieva US Open Series Champion 2010 Succeeded by Serena Williams

Awards

Preceded by Ágnes Szávay WTA Newcomer of the Year 2008 Succeeded by Melanie Oudin

Preceded by Serena Williams ITF Women's Singles World Champion 2010 Succeeded by Petra Kvitová

Preceded by Lotte Friis Danish Sports Name of the Year 2010 Succeeded by Jeanette Ottesen

Preceded by Samantha Stosur Petra Kvitová Diamond Aces 2011 2015 Succeeded by Victoria Azarenka Simona Halep

Olympic Games

Preceded by Kim Wraae Knudsen Flagbearer for  Denmark Rio de Janeiro 2016 Succeeded by Incumbent

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Women's Tennis Association
Women's Tennis Association
(WTA) world No. 1 singles players

Chris Evert
Chris Evert
(1975/1985 – 260 w) Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong
(1976 – 2 w) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
(1978/1987 – 331 w) Tracy Austin
Tracy Austin
(1980 – 22 w) Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
(1987/1997 – 377 w) // Monica Seles
Monica Seles
(1991/1996 – 178 w) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
(1995 – 12 w) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
(1997/2001 – 209 w) Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
(1998/2006 – 98 w) Jennifer Capriati
Jennifer Capriati
(2001/2002 – 17 w) Venus Williams
Venus Williams
(2002 – 11 w) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
(2002/2017 – 319 w) Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters
(2003/2011 – 20 w) Justine Henin
Justine Henin
(2003/2008 – 117 w) Amélie Mauresmo
Amélie Mauresmo
(2004/2006 – 39 w) Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
(2005/2012 – 21 w) Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
(2008 – 12 w) Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
(2008/2009 – 18 w) Dinara Safina
Dinara Safina
(2009 – 26 w) Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
(2010/2018 – 71 w) Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
(2012/2013 – 51 w) Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
(2016/2017 – 34 w) Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková
(2017 – 8 w) Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbiñe Muguruza
(2017 – 4 w) Simona Halep
Simona Halep
(2017/2018 – 22 w)

WTA rankings incepted on November 3, 1975 (year first held/year last held – number of weeks (w)) current No. 1 in bold, as of week of April 2, 2018[update]

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Australian Open
Australian Open
women's singles champions

(1969) Margaret Court (1970) Margaret Court (1971) Margaret Court (1972) Virginia Wade (1973) Margaret Court (1974) Evonne Goolagong (1975) Evonne Goolagong (1976) Evonne Goolagong (1977 (Jan)) Kerry Reid (1977 (Dec)) Evonne Goolagong (1978) Chris O'Neil (1979) Barbara Jordan (1980) Hana Mandlíková (1981) Martina Navratilova (1982) Chris Evert (1983) Martina Navratilova (1984) Chris Evert (1985) Martina Navratilova (1987) Hana Mandlíková (1988) Steffi Graf (1989) Steffi Graf (1990) Steffi Graf (1991) Monica Seles (1992) Monica Seles (1993) Monica Seles (1994) Steffi Graf (1995) Mary Pierce (1996) Monica Seles (1997) Martina Hingis (1998) Martina Hingis (1999) Martina Hingis (2000) Lindsay Davenport (2001) Jennifer Capriati (2002) Jennifer Capriati (2003) Serena Williams (2004) Justine Henin (2005) Serena Williams (2006) Amélie Mauresmo (2007) Serena Williams (2008) Maria Sharapova (2009) Serena Williams (2010) Serena Williams (2011) Kim Clijsters (2012) Victoria Azarenka (2013) Victoria Azarenka (2014) Li Na (2015) Serena Williams (2016) Angelique Kerber (2017) Serena Williams (2018) Caroline Wozniacki

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WTA Year-end championships winners singles

(1972) Chris Evert (1973) Chris Evert (1974) Evonne Goolagong (1975) Chris Evert (1976) Evonne Goolagong (1977) Chris Evert (1978) Martina Navratilova (1979) Martina Navratilova (1980) Tracy Austin (1981) Martina Navratilova (1982) Sylvia Hanika (1983) Martina Navratilova (1984) Martina Navratilova (1985) Martina Navratilova (1986-1) Martina Navratilova (1986-2) Martina Navratilova (1987) Steffi Graf (1988) Gabriela Sabatini (1989) Steffi Graf (1990) Monica Seles (1991) Monica Seles (1992) Monica Seles (1993) Steffi Graf (1994) Gabriela Sabatini (1995) Steffi Graf (1996) Steffi Graf (1997) Jana Novotná (1998) Martina Hingis (1999) Lindsay Davenport (2000) Martina Hingis (2001) Serena Williams (2002) Kim Clijsters (2003) Kim Clijsters (2004) Maria Sharapova (2005) Amélie Mauresmo (2006) Justine Henin (2007) Justine Henin (2008) Venus Williams (2009) Serena Williams (2010) Kim Clijsters (2011) Petra Kvitová (2012) Serena Williams (2013) Serena Williams (2014) Serena Williams (2015) Agnieszka Radwańska (2016) Dominika Cibulková (2017) Caroline Wozniacki

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Wimbledon (Open Era) girls' singles champions

1968 Kristy Pigeon 1969 Kazuko Sawamatsu 1970 Sharon Walsh 1971 Marina Kroschina 1972 Ilana Kloss 1973 Ann Kiyomura 1974 Mima Jaušovec 1975 Natasha Chmyreva 1976 Natasha Chmyreva 1977 Lea Antonoplis 1978 Tracy Austin 1979 Mary-Lou Piatek 1980 Debbie Freeman 1981 Zina Garrison 1982 Catherine Tanvier 1983 Pascale Paradis 1984 Annabel Croft 1985 Andrea Holíková 1986 Natasha Zvereva 1987 Natasha Zvereva 1988 Brenda Schultz 1989 Andrea Strnadová 1990 Andrea Strnadová 1991 Barbara Rittner 1992 Chanda Rubin 1993 Nancy Feber 1994 Martina Hingis 1995 Aleksandra Olsza 1996 Amélie Mauresmo 1997 Cara Black 1998 Katarina Srebotnik 1999 Iroda Tulyaganova 2000 María Emilia Salerni 2001 Angelique Widjaja 2002 Vera Dushevina 2003 Kirsten Flipkens 2004 Kateryna Bondarenko 2005 Agnieszka Radwańska 2006 Caroline Wozniacki 2007 Urszula Radwańska 2008 Laura Robson 2009 Noppawan Lertcheewakarn 2010 Kristýna Plíšková 2011 Ashleigh Barty 2012 Eugenie Bouchard 2013 Belinda Bencic 2014 Jeļena Ostapenko 2015 Sofya Zhuk 2016 Anastasia Potapo

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