Caroline Wozniacki: Danish Tennis Star
Caroline Wozniacki is a Danish professional tennis player … Born 11 July 1990 … Has won 6 WTA tour events … Reached 2009 US Open finals … Only Dane to reach a Grand Slam singles final … Currently ranked No. 4 … Youngest player in the top 10.
Began playing tennis at age 7 … Was introduced to sports at a very young age through her family … Father played pro soccer in Poland and Denmark … Mother, Anna, played volleyball for Polish National Team … Brother, Patrik, plays pro soccer in Denmark … Enjoys soccer, swimming, watching golf … Hobbies include reading (especially Harry Potter books), shopping, listening to music … Favorite actor is Johnny Depp … Admires Martina Hingis, Steffi Graf … Favorite food is steak and potatoes … Coached by father, Piotr; also coached by Morten Christensen at National Tennis Center in Denmark.
2005 Made pro debut eight days after 15th birthday.
2007 First Top 100 finish after first full season on the Tour … Made debuts at three Grand Slams, falling 1r at Roland Garros (l. to Dechy) but reaching 2r at Wimbledon (l. to Santangelo) and US Open (l. to Cornet).
2008 Breakthrough season … Highlighted by first three Tour singles titles at Stockholm (d. Dushevina), New Haven (d. Chakvetadze) and Tokyo [Japan Open] (d. Kanep) … First Danish woman ever to win a Tour singles title … Reached 4r four times, at Australian Open (l. to Ivanovic), Indian Wells (l. to Kuznetsova), Miami (l. to V.Williams) and US Open (l. to Jankovic) … 3r finishes at Roland Garros (l. to Ivanovic) and Wimbledon (l. to Jankovic) … Went from outside Top 50 to inside Top 20 during season reaching No. 12 in year-end ranking … Won first Tour doubles title at Beijing (w/Medina Garrigues).
2009 Breakthrough season culminating in first Top 10 finish (at No.4) … Won three Tour singles titles at Ponte Vedra Beach (d. Vesnina), Eastbourne (d. Razzano) and New Haven (d. Vesnina) … Reached first Grand Slam final at US Open … Became first Dane, male or female, to reach a Grand Slam singles final in Open Era … Qualified for first Tour Championships and reached SF (ret. vs. S.Williams) … Caroline Wozniacki won her second Tour doubles title at Memphis (w/Azarenka).