Former Grand Slam champion Caroline Wozniacki, who is now the face of ‘Advantage Hers’, a global campaign to spread awareness about rheumatoid arthritis, is now driving the initiative.
The campaign has now been expanded to Australia and the former World Number 1 has taken to her Instagram handle to share a special message with her fans Down Under.
Caroline Wozniacki’s career was cut short by rheumatoid arthritis
One of the top-ranking female athletes diagnosed with chronic ailment in her playing years, the Dane inspired the initiative that aims to provide tools to fellow women professionals to help build their own treatment and management plans and not let the disease come in the way of their dreams.
Announcing the launch of ‘Advantage Hers’ in Australia, Wozniacki touched on how the disease cut her career short just when she was poised for greatness.
Caroline Wozniacki won her only Grand Slam at the 2018 Australian Open
Wozniacki said 2018 was when she won her first and only Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, and it was also the year when she was diagnosed with the debilitating ailment. Wozniacki said she has been following the action at Melbourne Park over the last couple of weeks and was reminded of her glory run in 2018.
She added that she has been “passionate” about sharing the story of her struggles with the disease and her eventual triumph over it with a global audience and now wants to do the same in Australia.
Wozniacki urged her Australian fans to visit the web page of ‘Advantage Hers’ and learn more about the global campaign that she is leading.
The Dane had gotten the better of current women’s World Number 2 Simona Halep in three sets to win her maiden Grand Slam in 2018. However, the disease eventually came in her way of chasing greatness in the game and she subsequently announced her retirement on January 24, 2020.
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The former Danish star achieved her career’s first World Number 1 ranking on October 11, 2010, and finished with 30 career titles including the lone Grand Slam trophy.