By Tyler on September 4, 2014
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.
Wozniacki was born and raised in Odense, Denmark, and she has already become one of the top Scandinavian tennis players of all time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Caroline Wozniacki plays with her right hand at all times, as she uses a two handed backhand.
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