Tennis Star Wozniacki Putting Marathons on Hold
The tennis star ran a 3:26 on minimal training, but she's sticking with tennis.
The tennis star ran a 3:26 on minimal training, but she won’t be switching sports.
Just a month after a Boston-qualifying marathon debut at the New York City Marathon, tennis star Caroline Wozniacki said she won’t be running any more races until she retires from tennis.
“I have done one marathon and would definitely like to do another one. I actually qualified for the Boston Marathon, but we will be in the middle of our season,” Wozniacki told GulfNews.com before an event in Dubai.
She added that tennis is now her sole priority for the foreseeable future. Wozniacki is currently ranked 8th in the world by the Women’s Tennis Association and has earned $3.3 million in prize money in 2014.
“I am very happy to be playing tennis and I am focusing on that,” she said. “I’ve done one marathon and for now that’s enough.”
Wozniacki surprised many by running a 3:26:33 at the NYC Marathon on a cold, windy day last month. She admitted that due to her tennis schedule, her longest training run was 13 miles, leading to speculation on her potential with better training.
That won’t be happening, though—at least not yet.
“Maybe after my tennis career ends I might do another one or even try my hand at triathlons,” she told GulfNews.com. “That would be a really good challenge.”