Retired tennis star Caroline Wozniacki has announced she’s pregnant with her first child.
The 2018 Australian Open champion took to social media on Wednesday to announce the exciting news.
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“We can’t wait to welcome our baby girl in June!” she wrote alongside a photo of her ultrasound and some baby toys.
Tennis players Laura Robson and Kim Clijsters were among the many to send their congratulations.
Congratulations!!!!! So excited for you and David 🎉👨👩👧
— Laura Robson (@laurarobson5) February 10, 2021
❤️ wonderful news ! Congratulations
— Kim Clijsters (@Clijsterskim) February 10, 2021
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) February 10, 2021
The Danish star is married to former NBA player David Lee.
Wozniacki retired from professional tennis at the Australian Open in 2020.
The former World No.1 made a tearful exit from the sport last January after losing 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 to Ons Jabeur in the second round.
The 30-year-old won 30 WTA titles, with her sole grand slam triumph coming in 2018 at Melbourne Park.
She was in tears when the end came at the hands of Jabeur, sparking emotional scenes with her family and fans.
"I was told there are tissues here,” she said in her press conference.
“I see the tissues in case I need them, I think I’m cried out.”
Joy for Caroline Wozniacki and David Lee
Wozniacki finished 2010 and 2011 as World No.1 and ascended to the top ranking again in 2018 - the year she won the Australian Open.
But later that year she revealed that she was suffering with rheumatoid arthritis, which causes fatigue and joint pain.
That August she woke up one morning after a three-hour match in “excruciating pain” and couldn’t get out of bed, she told People.
She told Lee she felt exhausted and was in pain.
“I felt like I’d been hit by a car and had mono at the same time,” she told People.
In New York city a doctor confirmed an autoimmune disorder, but it was only after she continued to press for answers about her health that she was diagnosed with RA.
“It was a big shock,” she told People.
“I’ve never had anyone in my family with RA or an immune disease.
“I just couldn’t understand how a fit young person could have this disease.”
She said it was a surprise, but she realised she had been dealing with the symptoms for a long time.
She insisted that had nothing to do with her decision to leave tennis and said she was hoping to start a family with Lee.
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