Shelves Wozniacki: It is not commonplace

'A superstar', 'a wonderful representative', 'set an example'. Caroline Wozniacki played night to Friday Danish time his last match as a professional te

Shelves Wozniacki: It is not commonplace

'A superstar', 'a wonderful representative', 'set an example'. Caroline Wozniacki played night to Friday Danish time his last match as a professional te

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
24 January 2020 Friday 04:00
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Shelves Wozniacki: It is not commonplace

'A superstar', 'a wonderful representative', 'set an example'.

Caroline Wozniacki played night to Friday Danish time his last match as a professional tennis player when she lost to tunisian Ons Jabeur in the third round of the Australian Open.

But her career has put a permanent imprint on the Danish sporting history.

It takes Morten Mølholm Hansen, and Lone Hansen, who are directors of, respectively, the Danish sports confederation (DIF) and Team Denmark.

- She's going to leave a void in the Danish sport and in particular in Danish tennis, for she is one of the greatest Danish athletes ever, says Morten Mølholm.

- But her career is an example to follow, and she has been an inspiration for many other athletes, which hopefully in the long term, can follow in her great footsteps.

Photo: Kim Hong-ji/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Photo: Edgar Su/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Photo: Edgar Su/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Wozniacki announced in december that the Australian Open would be her last tournament. It was also in the australian tournament, that she in 2018 raised a grand slam trophy for the first and only time in his career.

In total, she won 30 WTA titles and was 71 weeks in the verdensranglistens the first place.

- She has written the Danish idrætshistorie by winning a grand slam and be number one in the world in tennis, and she has shown that Denmark is able to develop the really big stars on sportshimlen, says Lone Hansen.

- The way she has been hailed in recent times, is not commonplace in international tennis, and it shows that she has made a great impression on the tennisfans from all over the world, says the director.

No more miss Sunshine on the tennis courts. Photo: Edgar Su/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

According to Morten Mølholm, it was not talent alone that brought Wozniacki so far in his career.

- She has obviously had a great talent, but she seasoned talent with a deep serious training efforts is and a huge sejrsvilje on the field, and thus, she had an incredibly nice idrætskarriere, he says.

Wozniacki will be missed in the Danish sport, believes the Lone Hansen, who however also see a great potential in Denmark's emerging talents.

- There will be a new Caroline Wozniacki, but hopefully someone else with a high international level, and the Danish tennis have in these years several young talents who show promise the beats, said Team Denmark's director.

Before the racket placed permanently on the shelf, Wozniacki meeting the superstar Serena Williams in an exhibition match in the Royal Arena 18. may.

Photo: Kim Hong-ji/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

See also: Game over, Caroline: his Career is over

See also: LIVE: Caroline in tears: his Career ended

See also: Angry Piotr on the Danish tennistop: Amateurs, who lied about us

Wozniacki moved to tears: of Course I had to finish with a 3-sets match. Video: Discovery Networks Denmark

Updated: 24.01.2020 04:00
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