Casadonna, the dazzling restaurant, drew a constellation of tennis stars during its opening night. The current world No. 1, Aryna Sabalenka, along with former No. 1s Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki, joined a list of celebrities for an evening filled with fashion and elegance.
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The restaurant, a collaboration between David Grutman and Noah Tepperberg, known figures in the restaurant and nightlife industry, offers a unique culinary experience with Riviera-style dishes in a majestic setting spanning 20,000 square feet with stunning views of Biscayne Bay.
At the event, Sabalenka, Serena, and Wozniacki posed for photos alongside Casadonna's co-owner, David Grutman. Aryna Sabalenka shared her experience on social media, describing the night as unforgettable.
Sabalenka for the WTA Finals
The Belarusian star is not yet closing the door on the 2023 season and has one last challenge ahead of her in the WTA Finals. She will arrive at the event as the top-ranked player in her third appearance at the tournament.
In 2021, she was eliminated in the Round Robin phase, and in 2022, she reached the final but was defeated by Caroline Garcia. It won't be an easy task for Sabalenka this time, as the world No. 1 ranking is up for grabs against Iga Swiatek. However, Sabalenka has a slight advantage.
Nevertheless, a flawless campaign by the Polish player in Cancun could jeopardize Sabalenka's chances of finishing the year at the top.
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Wozniacki Returns in 2024
The Danish tennis sensation surprised everyone with her comeback during the hardcourt swing after three and a half years since her retirement and the birth of her two children. The former world No. 1 participated in three tournaments, securing four wins and suffering three losses.
Her performance at the US Open was particularly astonishing, as she defeated strong competitors like Jennifer Brady and the 11th seed Petra Kvitova. Wozniacki reached the round of 16 but was defeated by the eventual champion, Coco Gauff, in three sets.
For 2024, she has already confirmed her intention to continue competing and will participate in the ASB Classic Open before the Australian Open, an event she won back in 2018.