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Nadal, Serena named top seeds in Australia

Nadal, Serena named top seeds in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams were named the No. 1 seeds Thursday for the first major tennis championship of the year -- the Australian Open.
Mattek-Sands pulls off major Sydney upset

Mattek-Sands pulls off major Sydney upset

SYDNEY, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Bethanie Mattek-Sands ousted top-seeded and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets Tuesday at the Apia International Sydney tennis tournament.
Sharapova passes Li for third spot in WTA Rankings

Sharapova passes Li for third spot in WTA Rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova lost in the semifinals and Li Na won a tournament but Sharapova still moves ahead of Li in the WTA rankings, which were updated Monday.
Makarova claims first-round upset win in Sydney

Makarova claims first-round upset win in Sydney

SYDNEY, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Ekaterina Makarova ousted fourth-seeded Jelena Jankovic during Monday's first-round play at the Apia International Sydney tennis tournament.
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki announce engagement

Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki announce engagement

SYDNEY, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki said she happily accepted golfer Rory McIlroy's New Year's Eve marriage proposal.
Lisicki opens 2014 WTA season with straight-set win

Lisicki opens 2014 WTA season with straight-set win

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Seventh-seeded Sabine Lisicki posted a straight-set win as the 2014 WTA season kicked off Sunday at the Brisbane International.

WTA 2014: All chasing Serena Williams

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- WTA players to watch in 2014 include Li Na, Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep but they're all chasing Serena Williams.
Luksika Kumkhum reaches WTA Top 100

Luksika Kumkhum reaches WTA Top 100

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Luksika Kumkhum cracked the WTA Top 100 after collecting her 10th ITF title.
Maria Sharapova hires new coach for comeback

Maria Sharapova hires new coach for comeback

MOSCOW, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova decided on a new coach this week, naming Sven Groeneveld to replace Jimmy Connors.
Serena Williams continues run as WTA No. 1-ranked player

Serena Williams continues run as WTA No. 1-ranked player

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Serena Williams' run atop the WTA rankings is likely to last quite a while yet, a situation that will put her in even more historic company.
Win has Van Uytvanck in WTA Top 100

Win has Van Uytvanck in WTA Top 100

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Alison Van Uytvanck won the last WTA tournament of the year for her first tour title and reached the Top 100 in the rankings.
Halep reaches 11th in WTA rankings after sixth win of 2013

Halep reaches 11th in WTA rankings after sixth win of 2013

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Simona Halep, who hadn't won a WTA title until June, now has six championships this year and is close to joining the women's tennis Top 10.
Li Na now third in women's tennis rankings

Li Na now third in women's tennis rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Li Na's run at the WTA Championships boosts her to No. 3 in the women's world rankings but it's Serena Williams who sets the pace in women's tennis.
Wozniacki wins but falls to 10th in WTA rankings

Wozniacki wins but falls to 10th in WTA rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki won a WTA tournament last week but nonetheless saw her ranking drop Monday to No. 10 in the world.
Wozniacki picks up WTA title No. 21 at Luxembourg

Wozniacki picks up WTA title No. 21 at Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- World No. 9-ranked Caroline Wozniacki collected her first WTA title of 2013 with a straight-set win Sunday over Annika Beck in Luxembourg.
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Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark pauses during her third-round match with Serbian Ana Ivanovic at the French Tennis Open in Paris May 30, 2008. The second-seeded Ivanovic defeated Wozniacki in straight sets 6-4, 6-1. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
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Caroline Wozniacki (born 11 July 1990) is a Danish professional tennis player. She is the current World No. 1 on the WTA Tour. As of 29 August 2011, she has held this position for 46 weeks. She is the first Danish tennis player to hold the top ranking position and 20th overall.

Since her WTA debut in 2005, she has improved her year-end ranking each year until finishing on top in 2010. She has won 18 WTA singles titles as of August 2011, three in 2008, three in 2009, six in 2010 (the most since Justine Henin's ten in 2007), and six in 2011. She was runner-up at the 2009 US Open and the 2010 WTA Tour Championships in Doha to Kim Clijsters. She won the 2006 Wimbledon Girls' Singles title, but has yet to win a Women's Grand Slam title. She also holds two WTA titles in doubles.

Wozniacki is the daughter of Polish immigrants, Piotr and Anna Wozniacki. Her mother played on the Polish women's national volleyball team, and her father played professional football. The couple moved to Denmark when Piotr signed for the Danish football club Boldklubben 1909. Wozniacki's older brother Patrik is a professional footballer for Hvidovre IF in Denmark.

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