Caroline Wozniacki’s condition is serious and she could retire

Caroline Wozniacki has to deal with serious health problems, much, much worse than originally thought. The former world leader announced in autumn 2018 that she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Father and coach Piotr Wozniacki spoke in an interview with Sport.pl Polish website about his daughter’s health and confessed he doesn’t know how long she could play tennis.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect even more than the joints. In some people, rheumatoid arthritis can affect the eyes, skin, lungs or blood vessels. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common rheumatic illness of the inflammatory type, estimated to affect about 1% of the population over the course of life.

“We knew there was a risk of her not being able to participate in the Olympics, but we still don’t know how this season will be. We do not know how much time Caroline can play tennis, we are in a new situation after being diagnosed with that condition last year. For the moment we are happy when she wakes up and can train or play that day, “said Piotr Wozniacki.

Wozniacki withdrew from Denmark’s FedCup team, which will face Poland and Russia this week, and she faces the risk of being unable to take part in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. In order to take part in Tokyo, the ITF regulation requires a tennis player to participate in three FedCup (female) or Davis (male) Cup events between 2016-2020 seasons.

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