The Danish Caroline Wozniacki (WTA 3) last Thursday, after her elimination in the group stage of the WTA Finals in Singapore (hardcourt/ $ 7 million) will be disclosed to contend with the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis. The 28-year-old Wozniacki, who takes medicine and treatment to the ailment under control, do not think that the disease her tennis career will influence.
Wozniacki got the diagnosis last August, before the start of the US Open. The Danish places on the website of WTA from how they are during the summer on a morning woke up and her arms over her head could lift. They went to see doctors in Montreal, where she came to know that she was suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease in which a swelling of the joints and fatigue can cause.
“In the beginning it was a real shock,” explains Wozniacki at the site of WTA. “You feel that you are the fittest athlete, and all of a sudden you have the disease to pay. But I had to stay positive, and there are ways to make you better feel. I visited the best doctor and started the treatment. I am glad that the season has now ended and I’m still better able to take care of. In some people it stops the ordinary, and at other evolves slowly. With me are going well. It is a disease where your days have you out of the bed, hit, and other times you do not feel anything. But the medications that I take are super and I’m not worried.”
At the beginning of this month wrote Wozniacki is still the China Open on her name. When she knew her diagnosis. “That victory meant a lot to me. You set yourself up of course, but the profit gave me the belief that nothing could slow down. There is nothing I can change and go work hard.”