WTA has a new No. 1
With a win at the China Open on Thursday, Caroline Wozniacki will replace Serena Williams as No. 1 in the world when the new WTA rankings are released on Monday and become the 20th player to earn the top ranking.
20-year-old Wozniacki will become the first player from Denmark, male or female, to hold the top ranking.
“I’m very proud I can call myself the No.1 in the world now. It’s an incredible feeling and something I’ve always worked for to achieve,” Wozniacki said.
“It’s not surprising that Caroline’s incredible athleticism, discipline, dedication to training and razor-sharp focus have gotten her to No. 1,” WTA chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster said. “With the No. 1 ranking, Caroline has joined a group of extraordinary players that have climbed to the pinnacle of the sport.”