Former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki Accepts Main Draw Wild Card For 2024 Cymbiotika San Diego Open WTA 500 | Sports Destination Management

Former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki Accepts Main Draw Wild Card For 2024 Cymbiotika San Diego Open WTA 500

Feb 20, 2024

Former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark has been granted a Wild Card entry into the Singles Main Draw of the 2024 Cymbiotika San Diego Open. The WTA 500 women’s professional tennis tournament is scheduled for Saturday, February 24 – Sunday, March 3 at Barnes Tennis Center, 4490 W. Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107.A fierce on-court competitor, Wozniacki rose to No.1 in the world on October 11, 2010 and held the No. 1 singles ranking for a total of 67 weeks. Six years later, she returned to No.1 on January 29, 2018 after winning the Australian Open title. That marked the longest gap between stints at the top spot since the WTA computer rankings were introduced in November 1975.The 33-year-old Wozniacki, who made her professional tennis debut at age 15 in 2005, holds 30 career WTA singles titles and won at least one WTA singles title for 11 consecutive years from 2008 through 2018. In addition to the 2018 Australian Open title, she also captured the singles title at the 2017 WTA Finals in Singapore and reached the US Open singles final in 2009 and 2014.Wozniacki married former NBA player David Lee in 2019 and at age 29, she retired from professional tennis in 2020. After a three-year hiatus, Wozniacki returned to the WTA Tour in 2023 and advanced to the fourth-round of the US Open where she fell to eventual champion Coco Gauff in three sets. “I would like to thank Tournament Director Ryan Redondo and the Cymbiotika San Diego Open for the main draw wild card,” Wozniacki said. “I have heard so many good things about the tournament and the venue at Barnes Tennis Center. I'm really looking forward to going to San Diego later this month.”For additional information on Wozniacki, click here.“We are looking forward to having a great champion like Caroline Wozniacki come to San Diego to play our tournament. She has been such a great ambassador for women’s tennis,” said Tournament Director Ryan Redondo. “She brings so much excitement to the court. Tennis fans are going to have a great opportunity to watch her compete for a title at Barnes Tennis Center.”The Cymbiotika San Diego Open, featuring the top women tennis professionals in the world, offers $922,573 in prize money and will 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 Main Draw matches starting Monday, February 26 and concluding with the singles and doubles finals on Sunday, March 3.The starting times for each day of the 2024 Cymbiotika San Diego Open will be as follows:Day 1 Qualifying – Saturday, February 24 – 10 a.m.Day 2 Qualifying – Sunday, February 25 –  11 a.m.Main Draw SessionsMonday, 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 times are PST)Tickets for the 2024 Cymbiotika San Diego Open are currently on sale. Ticket information is available on the official tournament website at /.Former French Open champion and current world No. 10 Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic swept the singles and doubles titles at the 2023 Cymbiotika San Diego Open. The 28-year-old Krejcikova overcame American Sofia Kenin 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in the singles final and then teamed with compatriot Katerina Siniakova for a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Americans Danielle Collins and Coco Vandeweghe in the doubles championship.World No. 1 Iga Swiatek of Poland captured the singles title at the inaugural Cymbiotika San Diego Open in 2022 with a thrilling 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 victory over Donna Vekic of Croatia. Coco Gauff and fellow American Jessica Pegula defeated Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski and Giuliana Olmos of Mexico 1-6, 7-5, 10-4 to win the doubles championship that year.  

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