'My Dad Gets Little Ahead Of Himself': Wozniacki Dispels Retirement Rumors

'My Dad Gets Little Ahead Of Himself': Wozniacki Dispels Retirement Rumors

by Zachary Wimer

Caroline Wozniacki retracted her father's comments about her possibly retiring in 2025 after she didn't get a wild card for Roland Garros.

The Danish player made a surprise return to tennis last year, but she never committed to playing weekly. She wanted to play mostly the biggest events, which was fair but not easy to achieve.

Because of her approach, the rankings would be a problem, as her ranking is not good enough to comfortably enter all of those events.

She mostly relied on wild cards early on, but when Roland Garros rolled around, the event didn't give her one. She refused to play the qualifying and opted to skip the season's second major, which prompted her father to make a declaration.

Her father has always been quite involved in her tennis career—too much, according to some—and she recently walked back some of his comments after the Roland Garros wild card snub.

Piotr Wozniacki suggested that his daughter won't play beyond this year, but she confirmed that no decision had been made yet.

"I think sometimes my dad gets a little ahead of himself. It’s definitely not something we’ve talked about."

Wozniacki on her father's statement

Wozniacki, in many ways, deserves wild cards because she has given the sport a lot over the years. However, ultimately, it's something that events decide, and they don't really take fairness into consideration often.

She got a wild card for the Olympic Games from the ITF, so more often than not, she is given a chance. Wimbledon also awarded her a wild card; it's just Roland Garros that didn't.

Whether the Dane plays beyond this year remains to be seen, but as she said, it's not something they've decided on yet. Her comeback looked pretty good initially, but in recent attempts, the world no. 1 struggled to record victories.


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