Caroline Wozniacki is a 26 year old tennis pro from Denmark who will be serving as Denmark’s flag bearer during tonight’s Olympic Opening Ceremonies from Rio. She is a former #1 ranked player on the WTA Tour having held that position for over a year ending both the 2010 and 2011 seasons with that #1 ranking. She was the first woman from a Scandinavian country to hold the #1 distinction.
Despite her WTA ranking, Caroline has never won a Grand Slam event. Winning an Olympic title would be her most prestigious win yet. She is a two-time Olympian having represented Denmark in the 2012 Olympic games as the #8 seed. She lost to eventual champion Serena Williams in the quarterfinals.
In addition to her tennis playing skills, Caroline is also well known as golfer Rory McIlroy’s ex-girlfriend. For a while, both Caroline and Rory held the #1 ranking in their respective sports – they were truly the power couple in the sports and entertainment world.
2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition
2016 Sports Illustrated Body Painting
Tonight Caroline will be leading her countries athletes into the Rio Olympic stadium. Open ceremonies will be broadcast by NBC starting at 7 pm EDT (they will be on a one hour delay from Rio which is located in a time zone that’s one hour earlier than EDT).