Australian Open: Teary Caroline Wozniacki retires after Open loss

Ruben Hill
January 24, 2020

She broke Williams's formidable serve to seal the thriller on the third match point when the American dumped a backhand into the net.

Most significantly, she will always have that coveted Grand Slam title next to her name in the history books.

She has said that had nothing to do with her decision to leave tennis, wanting to start a family with husband and former National Basketball Association star David Lee.

Today I actually felt pretty calm, but it quickly became 5-1, and I was thinking, 'Hopefully I can be out here for another 30 minutes to try and take it all in!' After winning this match, which was a really tough one, it's just so special to play in front of such an awesome crowd on one of my favourite courts.

"During the second set I was a little bit confused but in my mind I knew I had to focus on the court, focus on every point".

In a terrific show of sportsmanship, Jabeur also took the time to embrace the retiring Dane and said she would seek Wozniacki for some advice.

Ashleigh Barty expectations have not risen too high after she advanced to the second week of the Australian Open on Friday following a 6-3 6-2 third round victory over Elena Rybakina.

She finished 2010 and 2011 as world number one, and ascended to the top ranking again in 2018, the same year she finally won her maiden Grand Slam. "I'm really excited about what's next to come". "Today (it) felt like it was cleaner than the other matches".

Former Australian Open champ Caroline Wozniacki has been overcome by emotion after Tunisian trailblazer Ons Jabeur sent her into retirement in the third-round.

Wozniacki, who made her professional debut in 2005, was given a rapturous reception by the Melbourne Arena crowd and was embraced by Jabeur. "Those are the things I've been working on my whole career", joked Wozniacki, as she choked back tears.

Jabeur is into the fourth round for the first time a major.

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