DOHA, Qatar - Caroline Wozniacki has revealed she is planning on taking up triathlon after her tennis career finishes. The Dane who won her first Grand Slam last month in taking the Australian Open in Melbourne, ran the New York marathon in 2014 and intends to continue with the running theme at the conclusion of her time in tennis.
“I don't know if I would be good at it, but I think I will try to do a triathlon eventually, after I’m done playing,” the re-installed World No.1 said. “Mostly to keep in shape so I can still eat whatever I want. That's the main motivation. After doing a marathon, I did a pretty decent time. So I think triathlon would be fun to do.”
The 27-year-old has taken a keen interest in the Winter Olympics, currently taking place in PyeongChang, South Korea, having previously been a keen participant of winter sports.
“I used to ski all the time. We used to ski at least a month [every] year,” she added.
“I'm a pretty decent skier and snowboarder. But no way could I be an Olympic skier because I'm a little bit too nervous when it goes too quickly. When I was a kid I wasn't afraid of anything. I would do jumps and all sorts. But now I'm more conservative.
“If anything, if there was a sport [I would try], it would probably be curling because Denmark - one of the only Olympic medals we've ever won is curling. And I feel with a good team around me and a little bit of good hand-eye coordination I could do probably maybe do that.
“I was trying to see what sports were on and I saw some ski jumping because there was a couple of Polish people in there. And then I watched luge, but it wasn't really that interesting to me because I didn't understand it. Then I watched curling. But I'm waiting for the downhill. Lindsey Vonn is one of my good friends, so I'm excited to watch her and support her."