A swift exit from last week’s WTA tournament in Russia has resulted in Caroline Wozniacki’s world ranking falling to 19th – the Danish tennis star’s lowest for eight years.
Wozniacki was eliminated from the St Petersburg Ladies Open in her first game. She also made an early exit from the Australian Open in January, losing in the first round.
However, the slump shouldn’t affect Woz’s participation in the Olympics, where she is still expected to carry the Danish banner in opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro.
Providing they have played a certain number of games representing their country, every player in the top 56 automatically qualifies, and there are backdoor options as well to ensure the line-up includes all the game’s big names.
Better form elsewhere
While her tennis career may be cooling off, at least temporarily, Woz is heating up the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition for the second consecutive year.
This year, the tennis star has, with the exception of some strategically placed body paint, gone au naturel.
Stepping up her game from last year’s little white bikini, Wozniacki joined UFC star Ronda Rousy in wearing nothing but body paint for this year’s photo shoot.
Woz, who appears in two different ‘suits’, said it took about 15 hours for each of them to be applied.