Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki has enjoyed a stand out career as a professional athlete. She has been ranked number one in the WTA rankings on several occasions with the most recent top ranking being in January 2018. Currently, she is ranked 17th.
Wozniacki joins Harvard
Wozniacki posted the news on her Twitter account on 10th September 2019 together with a picture of her smiling captioned ‘1st Day of School’. In the post, Wozniacki thanked the institution for allowing her to enroll mentioning Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse and said that it was a dream come true. “Being accepted in to Harvard Business School is a dream come true! Thank you @anitaelberseand @Harvard or this amazing opportunity! #1stdayofschool.”
Crossover Into Business like Sharapova
Wozniacki will be enrolled in the Crossover Into Business program. Crossover Into Business is a semester-long program where professional athletes are taught to develop their business acumen and are better prepared for business activities during and after their active sports careers. The athletes are paired with mentors who help the athletes make better business decisions and grow their business acumen.
The course is tailored to fit around the athlete’s busy lives. Tennis player Bethanie Mattek-Sands also enrolled into Harvard Business School as well as five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova who enrolled for a Business Diploma in 2016. Other professional athletes who have joined the Crossover Into Business program include former basketball player Chris Bosh. The studies can be carried out remotely as Wozniacki aims to be back in action on the WTA tour in China.
Multiple Number one rankings
Born on 11th July 1990 in Odense, Denmark, 29-year-old Wozniacki has had a stellar career. She turned pro in the year 2005. Wozniacki has won 30 WTA titles in her career and one Grand Slam. She has been ranked number one on 3 separate occasions including in 2010, 2011, and most recently in 2018.
Wozniacki’s rheumatoid arthritis issue
Wozniacki, however, has struggled with injuries and in 2018 it was revealed that she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis a condition that affects the joints. Wozniacki was recently in action at the US Open where she lost in the third round of qualifying to the eventual winner Bianca Andreescu. Wozniacki stayed in the US after the US Open and was enrolled at Harvard University in Boston for business studies at the famous institution.
Caroline Wozniacki’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.17, the Dane played her last match on the 31st of August when she lost to Bianca Vanessa Andreescu 6-4 6-4 in the 3rd round in U.S. Open.
Caroline Wozniacki’s best performance of the year was reaching the final in Charleston.