ROME – The 28-year-old Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki , number 3 in the world, suffers from a form of rheumatoid arthritis that was diagnosed before the US Open. She said this herself after the end of the season, ended with the defeat by Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (5-7 7-5 6-3) in the last round robin match at the WTA Finals in Singapore.
"At the beginning it was a shock – the winner of the last Australian Open saw me at the press conference that you feel like the strongest athlete of all, or at least that's what's in my mind and that's what I'm famous, and suddenly you find yourself having to live with this problem. So you just have to be positive and face it, and there are ways in which you can feel better ".
Wozniacki explained that he began to feel tired after Wimbledon and woke up one morning in Montreal unable to lift his arms, having to retire in his debut match in Cincinnati. After talking with the doctors, the former world number was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that causes joint swelling and fatigue. The Danish player then added that she had taken drugs and received treatment to manage the disease, saying she was convinced that this would not have had a significant impact on her career.
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