Wozniacki Receives Wild Card for San Diego Open


By way of Alberto Amalfi | @Tennis_Now | Monday, February 12, 2024

Sunshine is heading to San Diego. 

Former international No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, nicknamed “Sunshine” for her sure disposition, has authorized a wild card into this month’s San Diego Open.

Extra: Richard Evans Q&A

The 2024 Cymbiotika San Diego is scheduled for Saturday, February twenty fourth–Sunday, March third at Barnes Tennis Heart, 4490 W. Level Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107.

A fierce on-court competitor, Wozniacki rose to No.1 on the planet on October 11, 2010 and held the No. 1 singles score for a complete of 67 weeks. Six years later, she returned to No.1 on January 29, 2018 after successful the Australian Open identify.

That marked the longest hole between stints on the most sensible spot for the reason that WTA laptop scores have been offered in November 1975.

The 33-year-old Wozniacki, who made her skilled tennis debut at age 15 in 2005, holds 30 occupation WTA singles titles and received no less than one WTA singles identify for 11 consecutive years from 2008 via 2018. Along with the 2018 Australian Open identify, she additionally captured the singles identify on the 2017 WTA Finals in Singapore and reached the USA Open singles ultimate in 2009 and 2014.

Wozniacki married former NBA participant David Lee in 2019 and at age 29, she retired from skilled tennis in 2020. After a three-year hiatus, Wozniacki returned to the WTA Excursion in 2023 and complicated to the fourth-round of the USA Open the place she fell to eventual champion Coco Gauff in 3 units.

“I wish to thank Match Director Ryan Redondo and the Cymbiotika San Diego Open for the principle draw wild card,” Wozniacki mentioned. “I’ve heard such a lot of just right issues in regards to the event and the venue at Barnes Tennis Heart. I am in point of fact having a look ahead to going to San Diego later this month.”

The Cymbiotika San Diego Open, that includes the highest girls tennis pros on the planet, gives $922,573 in prize cash and may have a 28-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw.

Qualifying rounds are scheduled for Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25 with major wraw fits beginning Monday, February 26 and concluding with the singles and doubles finals on Sunday, March 3.

The beginning instances for every day of the 2024 Cymbiotika San Diego Open might be as follows:

Day 1 Qualifying – Saturday, February 24 – 10 a.m.

Day 2 Qualifying – Sunday, February 25 – 11 a.m.

Primary Draw Periods

Monday, February 26, Tuesday, February 27 and Wednesday, February 28 – 1 p.m.

Thursday, February 29 – 11:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.

Friday, March 1 (Quarterfinals) – 11:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 2 (Semifinals) – 1 p.m.

Doubles Championship – Sunday, March 3 – 1:30 p.m.

Singles Championship – Sunday, March 3 – 4 p.m.
(All instances are PST)

Tickets for the 2024 Cymbiotika San Diego Open are these days on sale. Price tag data is to be had at the respectable event website online at wtasdopen.com.

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