Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki announces she will retire after 2020 Australian Open

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Former world No. 1 champion Caroline Wozniacki will retire from tennis following the 2020 Australian Open, she announced Friday on Good Morning America and Instagram. 

“I’ve always told myself, when the time comes, that there are things away from tennis that I want to do more, then it’s time to be done,” Wozniacki wrote her Instagram post. “In recent months, I’ve realized that there is a lot more in life that I’d like to accomplish off the court.” 

In October 2018, the 29-year-old revealed she’d been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. She refused to use the condition as an excuse at the 2019 Australian Open, where she could not defend her 2018 title — the lone major victory of her career. 

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I’ve played professionally since I was 15 years old. In that time I’ve experienced an amazing first chapter of my life. With 30 WTA singles titles, a world #1 ranking for 71 weeks, a WTA Finals victory, 3 Olympics, including carrying the flag for my native Denmark, and winning the 2018 Australian Open Grand slam championship, I’ve accomplished everything I could ever dream of on the court. I’ve always told myself, when the time comes,…

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