Caroline Wozniacki to retire after Australian Open

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Sydney: Caroline Wozniacki has announced her retirement from tennis – and will finish her professional career after the Australian Open.

The 29-year-old from Denmark wrote in an Instagram post on Friday that she wants to start a family with her husband, former NBA player David Lee, and work to raise awareness about rheumatoid arthritis.

Wozniacki said her decision to stop playing “has nothing to do with my health.” She announced in October 2018 that she has rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune condition that can cause pain and swelling in the wrist and other joints.

She is currently ranked No. 37 after going 20-15 without a singles title in 2019.

The moves comes out of the blue but she did struggle in the Grand Slams this year, failing to get beyond the third round.

Her only Grand Slam title came in Australia in 2018 when she beat Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova. She has earned $35,218,415 on the court.

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