Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki will team up to play in the doubles at the WTA Tour’s ASB Classic in Auckland, which starts on January 6.
Williams and Wozniacki long-time friends
The two have been close friends for a long time. Williams was Wozniacki’s bridesmaid at her wedding earlier this year and will play an exhibition in Copenhagen in May, Wozniacki’s final match before retirement.
This will be the first time the pair will play together, with Wozniacki not participating in doubles tournaments for more than three years. Williams has not played in doubles with anyone except her sister Venus since 2015 in the Fed Cup World Group playoff.
“We’ve been wanting to play doubles together for a long time but it just hasn’t worked out, so I’m really excited that it’s finally going to happen, especially at one of my favorite tournaments on tour. It’s going to be so much fun,” Wozniacki said.
“This is a pairing that I think tennis fans have been waiting to see for a long time,” tournament director Karl Budge said Tuesday.
“To have Serena and Caroline on the court together, on the same side of the net, is an amazing opportunity for tennis fans to see history being made.”