Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki has stated that she will begin her 2024 by playing in the ASB Classic in Auckland.
The 33-year-old has recently come out of retirement after a gap of more than three years. She distanced herself from the game in 2020 to give more time to her family.
Upon her return, Wozniacki has found it hard to compete at the highest level with players who are continuously playing in the circuit.
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The Odense-born was recently quoted in a report where she revealed her plan to prepare for the first Grand Slam of 2024 by taking part in the ASB Classic in Auckland.
“It is going to be my children’s first time there,” she said. “It’s amazing that I can come back and prepare as well as I can for the Australian Open. I love the fans in Auckland. It is always such a great event. I have always had an amazing time there. I thought it was going to be the best place for my preparation and the best place for my family to come and start the new season.”
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The current world number 243 has won only one Grand Slam in her career which was the Australian Open back in 2018 where she defeated the former world number one Romania’s Simona Halep with a score of 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 6–4.
This year, Wozniacki has only participated in one major tournament — the US Open—where she was knocked out after losing the fourth round to America’s young tennis sensation Coco Gauff with a score of 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.