Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki is set to make a notable appearance at the 2024 Australian Open after being awarded a main-draw wild card spot. The 33-year-old Danish tennis star, who announced her return to the sport in June after retiring in 2020, made a remarkable comeback at the US Open, reaching the fourth round where she faced eventual champion Coco Gauff. Wozniacki, the 2018 Australian Open winner, is eager to create more memories Down Under, expressing her gratitude for the wild card opportunity and anticipating a warm welcome from the fans in Melbourne.
Reflecting on her connection with the Australian Open, Wozniacki shared her excitement about returning to Melbourne, describing it as one of her favorite cities. She expressed love for the tournament's atmosphere, courts, and fans, emphasizing the special place it holds in her heart. Wozniacki acknowledged the significance of winning the Australian Open in her career and looks forward to sharing the experience with her family. Her gratitude extends to everyone involved in granting her the wild card, enabling her to compete in January.
The wild card entries for the Australian Open also include Australian tennis players, with James Duckworth, a New South Wales native, expressing his excitement about returning to his favorite tournament. Duckworth, who enjoyed a successful 2023 with ATP Challenger victories, aims to build on his momentum for the upcoming Australian summer. Additionally, five more Australians, namely Kimberly Birrell, Olivia Gadecki, Taylah Preston, Marc Polmans, and Adam Walton, have been granted wild card entries, further enhancing the local representation in the prestigious Grand Slam event.