Denmark's tennis star Caroline Wozniacki's illustrious career came to an end with a defeat against Tunisia's Ons Jabeur in third-round at the Australian Open 2020.
Tears flowed after 2018 Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki's professional career ended with a third-round loss Friday at Melbourne Park.
"It was only fitting that my last match would be a three- setter, a grinder and my career would finish with a forehand error. That's first and foremost, to make sure I don't do this again", Serena said.
The tournament had compiled a film of Wozniacki's friends and rivals paying tribute to her, while she was joined on court by her family, with dad Piotr, her coach throughout her career, hoisting her high in the air. "I have special memories that I will cherish, it's been a great ride", said Wozniacki, now ranked 36 in the world.
She was clearly emotional while she sat in her chair after the match during Jauber's on-court interview. As did every single player who was asked about Caroline Wozniacki. "I'm really excited about what's next to come".
Here's how fans, Jabeur and others in the tennis world reacted to her last match.
With a croaky voice thick with emotion, the 2018 Australian Open champion said she hoped she wouldn't cry, before having to wipe away the tears in her eyes. "Those are the things I've been working on my whole career", she joked to the crowd.
Revered as one of the fiercest fighters women's tennis has ever seen, Wozniacki landed her only grand slam crown in Melbourne with an epic victory over Simona Halep.
Wozniacki came from 3-0 down in the final set but was broken in the 12th game by her Tunisian opponent.
Chinese 27th seed Wang Qiang extended former world number one Serena Williams' wait for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title, producing a superb performance to seal a 6-4 6-7 (2) 7-5 win over the American and move into the fourth round. "If my serve is good as it was today then I've got a pretty good chance".
"I don't have much experience so I was nervous, especially in that last set".
At her press conference later, she added: "Throughout the match there were a couple of times where I was like, "Shoot, this could be my last one".
Rybakina's effective video game saw her break Barty's offer two times at the beginning of the suit yet the neighborhood favorite quickly taken care of to restrain the battery of shots coming with her and also covered points up in an hr and also 18 mins. "I was so happy for you when you won the Australian Open, and also world number one, of course, that is the pinnacle of our sport and you did it all".
"She's had an unbelievable career".