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FISHER ISLAND, Fla. (March 22, 2018) – Fresh off her first Grand Slam title in Melbourne at the Australian Open where she defeated Simona Halep in an exciting three set final, 7-6, 3-6, 6-4, Danish tennis champion and World Tennis Association’s current No. 2 ladies player Caroline Wozniacki, was feted at a private champagne reception on March 19th at Fisher Island Club’s world-class Tennis Center.
During the intimate ceremony, which was attended by Wozniacki and her family, the Club permanently dedicated hard courts 5-6 in honor of the Fisher Island resident. Wozniacki is the second tennis star to have a court at Fisher Island Club named after her. She joins Gardnar Mulloy, the legendary former U.S. No. 1 Men’s doubles player best known for his Davis Cup and Wimbledon championships, who was honored with a court named after him last year.
“We are thrilled for Caroline and her father, Piotr, who has served as her coach since joining the WTA tour at age 15, for this amazing accomplishment. The Fisher Island community is excited to welcome her home and be able to honor her at Fisher Island Club with this court dedication,” said Bernard Lackner, Club President & CEO.
Throughout the more than 30-year history of Fisher Island Club’s Tennis Center, some of the biggest names in tennis have trained on its courts in preparation for major tournaments. Acclaimed by professionals and amateurs alike, Fisher Island Club is one of the few tennis facilities in the world to offer all four “Grand Slam” surfaces: 2 grass, 2 hard, 5 European red clay, and 9 Har-Tru green clay courts. The Club prides itself on ensuring that each tennis court looks and plays exactly as those the touringprofessionals compete on at each Grand Slam venue. Today, more than 25 touring pros—both men and women—ranked in the top 100 worldwide, train at the Club each the year in preparation for major tournaments such as the Miami Open and Wimbledon. Some of the tennis greats that have played at the world-class Tennis Center over the years include: Boris Becker, Jim Courier, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Bob and Mike Bryan, Andy Murray, Feliciano Lopez, Fernando Verdasco, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Michael Chang, Steffi Graff, Andy Roddick, Anna Kournikova, and Mats Wilander.
Located off the tip of South Beach, Fisher Island Club is a private luxury community made up of 216 acres and approximately 650 residences representing 37 countries. Accessible only by ferryboat or private yacht, and consistently ranked as one of the most expensive zip codes in the U.S., the private membership-only club boasts a Beach Club with one of the country’s only truly private beaches, a 15-room all suite luxury hotel, The Links – a 9-hole, award-winning P.B. Dye championship golf course, 18 tennis courts including all four “Grand Slam” playing surfaces, two deep-water marinas, a variety of casual and formal dining venues, a full-service spa, salon and fitness center, the Vanderbilt Theater, an aviary with dozens of exotic birds, and an observatory for stargazing.
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Images from the Caroline Wozniacki Tennis Court Dedication HERE.
Photos should be credited to World Red Eye.