Caroline Wozniacki Eyes Future Challenges In A Brand New Sport
When world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki decides to retire from tennis, she has already picked what sport she would like to try next.
Wozniacki, who recently won her maiden grand slam title at the Australian Open, admits that she would like to take part in triathlons. A multi-sport competition that features swimming, cycling and running during races. The Dane sees it as the next logical step following her last sporting challenge. In 2014 she took part in the New York marathon in aid of charity. Finishing in a time of 3:26:33.
“I don’t know if I would be good at it, but I think I will try to do a triathlon eventually. After I’m done playing, mostly to keep in shape so I can still eat whatever I want. I think that’s the main motivation.” She told reporters in Doha.
“And I think after doing a marathon, I’ve done that, I did a pretty decent time. So I think triathlon would be fun to do.”
Prior to her Triathlon bid, the 27-year-old is relishing in her stronghold on the WTA Tour. Last month she defeated Simona Halep in a marathon final at Melbourne to give her the double honour of grand slam champion and world No.1. A mission she has been seeking to accomplish for almost ten years. The achievement has elevated her to the limelight, but Wozniacki remains unfazed by it all.
“Life hasn’t changed at all,” she said.
“Life is the same. Still the same when I go back on the practice courts, I still have things that I need to work on and I still get stuff from my dad saying move your feet, do this.
“So, nothing has changed in that regard.”
The next test for Wozniacki will be this week’s Qatar Total Open. A star-studded tournament that will feature 15 top 20 players. She will be seeking to return to winning ways after suffering a quarter-final loss to Daria Kasatkina at the St. Petersburg Open. A defeat she partly attributes to her hangover from winning the Australian Open.
“I know my first-round opponents, and I play either Tatjana Maria or Carina Witthoeft. And both are good players.” She said about her first opponent in Doha.
“I’m excited for the challenge, and at the end of the day I think I’m just going to go out there, have fun and see what happens.”
Wozniacki is bidding to go one step better in Doha after she finished runner-up to Karolina Pliskova last year.