Caroline Wozniacki has bid an emotional farewell to tennis following a third-round Australian Open loss to Tunisian trailblazer Ons Jabeur.
A champion at Melbourne Park two years ago, Wozniacki choked back tears as she paid special tribute to her lifelong coach and father Piotr.
"I usually don't cry, so sorry, but these are the special memories that I will always cherish," said the former world number one.
"It's been a great ride. I'm ready for the next chapter. I'm really excited about what's next to come."
Revered as one of the fiercest fighters women's tennis has ever seen, Wozniacki landed her only Grand Slam crown in Melbourne with an epic victory over Simona Halep in 2018.
Before that, she had made the final of the US Open in 2009 and 2014, losing to Kim Clijsters and Serena Williams in respective years.