CAROLINE WOZNIACKI has revealed all about her struggles with debilitating arthritis that compelled her to retire on the age of 29.
The Danish queen of the court docket 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 Photos – Getty
She beforehand mentioned her determination to stroll away from tennis was to pursue outdoors pursuits however admits she was in agony in direction of the tip of her enjoying days.
And Wozniacki even detailed how her husband, ex-NBA star David Lee, needed to drag her off the bed.
Wozniacki, 30, advised Bild: “I used to be on the peak of my profession in 2018 once I was identified with rheumatoid arthritis.
“I had received the Australian Open earlier that 12 months. It ought to have been my golden 12 months.
Caroline Wozniacki began experiencing joint ache in 2018Credit score: Instagram / @carowozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki needed to be dragged off the 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 received.”
She added: “I could not raise my arms, and my shoulders, elbows, fingers, and toes harm. I discovered it troublesome to brush my hair and get off the bed.
“Someday, I awakened in such extreme ache that my husband needed to drag me off the bed. I simply couldn’t transfer my physique.
“I instantly sought medical remedy and that was the start of my journey to analysis.”
Wozniacki, who received 30 profession titles, revealed it took medical professionals a while earlier than they supplied a analysis.
She mentioned: “It was a number of nerve-wracking months earlier than the physician discovered why I wasn’t feeling effectively.
“One of many causes I’ve grow to be so keen about serving to ladies with persistent inflammatory illnesses is that this: At the same time as a top-level athlete with direct entry to medical assist at tournaments, I had great problem getting the proper analysis.”
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 break up in 2014 after a three-year relationship.