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.