Be kind to each other, tell young players Caroline Wozniacki that she is retiring

MELBOURNE: Withdrawal of former world number one Caroline Wozniacki On Monday he urged the younger generation of players to be kind to each other, saying that friendships in locker rooms can last a lifetime.

The Danish star, who moves away from tennis after the Australian Open at age 29, lived to fight another day in Melbourne Park after crushing the Americans. Kristie Ahn 6-1, 6-3 in the first round.

There are many emotions, but I tried to keep them under control and I thought I did very well today, said Wozniacki, whose only Grand Slam triumph came in Melbourne in 2018.

I think I'm really trying to enjoy every moment.

Wozniacki announced her plan to retire in December to focus on other things, including starting a family with her husband and former NBA star David Lee .

She said she will leave the game with friendships for life, not least important best friend Serena Williams and encouraged the new women in the block to keep the costumes civil.

I think that in general, in my generation we had great friendships even from the juniors and we were a great group that came and played on the tour at the same time, he said.

I think we have friendships that will continue beyond tennis.

I don't know how it was before me. All I know is that Serena obviously played long before me and Venus too, and both were super friendly and very open and have always been there for me.

So I had a great experience with them. So I hope that the younger generation is also kind to each other, because it's just a sport and we all do our best here.

Naomi Osaka He recently pointed to Wozniacki as a person who helped her when she first appeared on the scene and the Danish said it was important to give back to promising players.

I don't even know what classification Naomi had at the moment, she left juniors, but I remember practicing with her and thinking she has great service, she has some good shots, she said.