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15 Things You Need To Know About Rising Tennis Star Caroline Wozniacki

Get to Know Caroline Wozniacki

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Caroline Wozniacki has taken the 2014 US Open by storm, as she has already advanced to the semifinals and looks increasingly likely to win the entire tournament. Wozniacki looks set to become a household name in the near future because of this run, and these are fifteen things that all sports fans should know about her before this happens.

15. She Is From Denmark

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15. She Is From Denmark

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Wozniacki was born and raised in Odense, Denmark, and she has already become one of the top Scandinavian tennis players of all time.

14. She Comes From a Family of Athletes

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14. She Comes From a Family of Athletes

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Wozniacki's father played professional soccer in Poland and Denmark, her mother played volleyball for the Polish National Team and her brother currently plays professional soccer for IF Skjold Birkerod. Suffice to say, her family has the sporting gene.

13. She Is a Huge Fan of Liverpool F.C.

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13. She Is a Huge Fan of Liverpool F.C.

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Wozniacki is a huge fan of Liverpool F.C., and she has been spotted at a few of the teams Barclays Premier League games in past seasons.

12. She Is Training to Run the New York City Marathon

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12. She Is Training to Run the New York City Marathon

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Wozniacki has announced that she will run the 2014 New York City Marathon on Nov. 2 in honor of the New York Road Runner Team for Kids charity. The training for this marathon has kept Wozniacki in incredible shape and has surely affected her tennis performance positively.

11. She Has Great Market Appeal

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11. She Has Great Market Appeal

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Despite being only 24 years old, Wozniacki is already arguably the most marketable player on the WTA Tour. According to Forbes, Wozniacki made $ 11 million off the tennis court in 2013 alone.

10. She Has Won Plenty of Titles on the WTA Tour

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10. She Has Won Plenty of Titles on the WTA Tour

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Despite not having won a Grand Slam title yet, Wozniacki already has 22 singles titles on the WTA Tour, in addition to two doubles titles. While Grand Slams signify greatness, Wozniacki's collection of titles shows she is not far from reaching superstardom.

9. She Is Regarded As One of the Top Players in the World

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9. She Is Regarded As One of the Top Players in the World

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Wozniacki reached the world No. 1 ranking in October of 2010, and although she is currently ranked No. 11 in the world, there is no doubting she is a powerhouse. Blessed with great agility and a devastating backhand, Wozniacki is the type of player nobody wants to get matched up against.

8. She Can Speak Danish, English and Polish

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8. She Can Speak Danish, English and Polish

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Wozniacki has traveled a lot during her stint on the WTA Tour, and along the way she has become fluent in Polish, Danish and English.

7. She Won the 2014 US Open Sportsmanship Award

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7. She Won the 2014 US Open Sportsmanship Award

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Some athletes are not very respectful of people on or off the court, but Wozniacki certainly does not fit this billing. The 24-year-old carries herself with class, which was rewarded when she won the 2014 US Open Sportsmanship Award.

6. She Has Recovered Just Fine From a Breakup with Rory McIlroy

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6. She Has Recovered Just Fine From a Breakup with Rory McIlroy

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Wozniacki was engaged to professional golfer Rory McIlroy until May of 2014, and some thought that she was negatively affected by the breakup. This clearly couldn't be further from the truth, though, as Wozniacki has been excellent at the 2014 US Open and seems to have found a renewed passion in her game.

5. She Is Very Good Friends With Serena Williams

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5. She Is Very Good Friends With Serena Williams

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Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams have been very good friends for a few years, despite the two having to face off on the court repeatedly. Wozniacki displayed the importance of the friendship by buying Williams drink after losing the 2014 U.S. Open Final.

4. She Is Coached By Her Dad

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4. She Is Coached By Her Dad

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Caroline Wozniacki has gone through a number of coaches throughout the years, but her dad was her first coach and again fills this role today.

3. She Has Many A Ton of Followers on Social Media

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3. She Has Many A Ton of Followers on Social Media

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Caroline Wozniacki attracts legions of fans on social media, which is highlighted by the fact that she has more than 716,000 followers on Twitter.

2. She Has Piled Up Money on the WTA Tour In 2014

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2. She Has Piled Up Money on the WTA Tour In 2014

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Caroline Wozniacki may have lost out on winning the 2014 U.S. Open but she is not lacking in cash, as she has brought in .54 million in prize money from WTA Tour events this year.

1. She Is Right Handed

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1. She Is Right Handed

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Caroline Wozniacki plays with her right hand at all times, as she uses a two handed backhand.