Woz­ni­acki farewell match against Wil­liams sold out

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for Caro­line Woz­ni­acki’s farewell match in her na­tive Den­mark have sold out af­ter what has been de­scribed as “over­whelm­ing” de­mand from the public.

Woz­ni­acki, a for­mer World No.1 and Aus­tralian Open cham­pion an­nounced re­cently that she would end her ca­reer af­ter the 2020 edi­tion of the tour­na­ment in Melbourne, the scene of her great­est tri­umph, where she beat Si­mona Halep in a grip­ping fi­nal in 2018.

She will play against Ser­ena Wil­liams in a Copen­hagen ex­hi­bi­tion in May dubbed “The Fi­nal One” and Mads

Fred­erik­sen, the direc­tor of the or­gan­is­ing com­pany, says de­mand was so high that the 11,500 tick­ets could have been sold twice over.

“The spec­ta­tor in­ter­est is over­whelm­ing,” he said.

“Ticket sales were started on Tues­day morn­ing. Al­ready, there are only 1,600 tick­ets left and they are sold today. We have VIP tick­ets back to com­pa­nies, and here we are also very in­ter­ested.

“It is my clear opin­ion that we could have sold the dou­ble num­ber of tick­ets. No doubt it will be the huge trib­ute of Caro­line we had hoped for.”

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