CAROLINE WOZNIACKI has revealed all about her struggles with debilitating arthritis that pressured her to retire on the age of 29.
The Danish queen of the courtroom called time on her career after defeat in the third round of the Australian Open in January.
Caroline Wozniacki is married to former NBA star David LeeCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
She beforehand stated her choice to stroll away from tennis was to pursue exterior pursuits however admits she was in agony in the direction of the top of her taking part in days.
And Wozniacki even detailed how her husband, ex-NBA star David Lee, needed to drag her away from bed.
Wozniacki, 30, advised Bild: “I used to be on the peak of my profession in 2018 after I was recognized with rheumatoid arthritis.
“I had gained the Australian Open earlier that yr. It ought to have been my golden yr.
Caroline Wozniacki began experiencing joint ache in 2018Credit score: Instagram / @carowozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki needed to be dragged away from bed by her husbandCredit score: Instagram @carowozniacki
“Within the run-up to the US Open, I used to be experiencing joint ache, fixed fatigue and different unexplained signs. I misplaced video games that I ought to have gained.”
She added: “I could not carry my arms, and my shoulders, elbows, palms, and ft damage. I discovered it tough to brush my hair and get away from bed.
“Sooner or later, I awoke in such extreme ache that my husband needed to drag me away from bed. I simply couldn’t transfer my physique.
“I instantly sought medical remedy and that was the start of my journey to prognosis.”
Wozniacki, who gained 30 profession titles, revealed it took medical professionals a while earlier than they supplied a prognosis.
She stated: “It was a number of nerve-wracking months earlier than the physician came upon why I wasn’t feeling nicely.
“One of many causes I’ve develop into so obsessed with serving to ladies with persistent inflammatory ailments is that this: At the same time as a top-level athlete with direct entry to medical assist at tournaments, I had large problem getting the proper prognosis.”
Wozniacki has been having fun with retirement and was spotted relaxing on holiday in Italy in August.
Earlier in the summertime, she sent fans into meltdown on Instagram with stunning bikini pics.
Wozniacki was beforehand engaged to golf star Rory McIlroy. They cut up in 2014 after a three-year relationship.