Caroline Wozniacki life and biography

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Caroline Wozniacki biography

Date of birth : 1990-07-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Odense, Denmark
Nationality : Danish
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-18
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, WTA tour champion, US Open

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Caroline Wozniacki is a Danish professional tennis player. She is the current World No. 1 on the WTA Tour. As of 18 April 2011, she has held this position for 27 weeks. She is the first Danish tennis player to hold the top ranking position and 20th overall.

A finalist at the 2009 U.S. Open, Caroline Wozniacki had never made it past the fourth round of a major before her run in New York last September. The No. 9 seed in that tournament, Wozniacki upset Svetlana Kuznetsova, the 2004 champion, in the fourth round, en route to the final, where she fell in straight sets to Kim Clijsters. Wozniacki’s rise to the top tier of the women’s game has been rapid: She played her first full season on tour in 2007, cracking the Top 100 for the first time and finishing the year ranked No. 64. In 2008, she won the first three tour titles of her career, made the fourth rounds of the Australian and U.S. Opens, and finished the season with a No. 12 ranking. She added three more titles in 2009, made the fourth round of Wimbledon in addition to the final of the U.S. Open, and on October 26, 2009, reached a career-high No. 4, which is where she was ranked to end the season. Before Wozniacki, no Danish player—male or female—had ever cracked the Top 30. Wozniacki won the Wimbledon junior title in 2006. An ethnic Pole born in Denmark, Wozniacki is coached by her father, Piotr, a Polish former pro soccer player. Wozniacki’s mother, Anna, played volleyball for Poland’s national team. Her brother, Patrik, plays pro soccer in Denmark.

Timeline:
Coached by father, Piotr; also coached by Morten Christensen at National Tennis Center in Denmark
Began playing tennis at age 7
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
Best memory to date was winning 2005 Orange Bowl and reaching 2006 Australian Open junior final
Favorite food is steak and potatoes.

Since her WTA debut in 2005, she has improved her year-end ranking each year until finishing on top in 2010. She has won 15 WTA singles titles as of April 2011, three in 2008, three in 2009, six in 2010 (the most since Justine Henin's ten in 2007), and three in 2011. She was runner-up at the 2009 US Open and the 2010 WTA Tour Championships in Doha to Kim Clijsters. She won the 2006 Wimbledon Girls' Singles, but has yet to win a Women's Grand Slam title. She also holds two WTA titles in doubles.

Singles Titles
2010: Ponte Vedra Beach, Copenhagen, Montréal, New Haven, Tokyo, Beijing
2009: Ponte Vedra Beach, Eastbourne, New Haven
2008: Stockholm, New Haven, Tokyo

Doubles Titles
2009: Memphis
2008: Beijing


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