Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki is not currently considering a return to the big tennis stage.
“At the moment I’m not thinking about coming back. I’m very busy and happy with my life as it is,” the 31-year-old said at a press conference in Copenhagen on Monday, according to news agency Ritzau. The Dane will play her farewell match against German top player Angelique Kerber there on Tuesday evening, having already played her last official match on the WTA Tour at the 2020 Australian Open.
Wozniacki became a mother for the first time last June. Daughter Olivia, however, is not the only reason against a possible comeback: In the year of her first and only Grand Slam triumph at the Australian Open 2018, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and swelling of the joints, among other things.
The end of her career now makes it easier for her to live with the disease. “I will probably never be completely free of it, but I have managed to take a little better care of my body,” Wozniacki said.