Former No. 21 Wozniak looking to crowdfund career revival
The Canadians are making some news in tennis this week, notably with 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov as he rises quickly the ranks, and new No. 1 woman Françoise Abanda’s misadventures on social media.
But another Canadian, by far the best player of the previous generation, has had to go the crowd-funding route to try to keep her career going.
Aleksandra Wozniak reached a career high of No. 21 in the WTA Tour rankings in 2009. A decade ago, she won the tournament in Stanford out of the qualifying.
The next year, she reached the round of 16 at the French Open and the third round at Wimbledon.
Now, still only 30 but struggling after returning from shoulder surgery she had as a last resort, after several years of problems, she’s reached the end of the road financially.