Teary-eyed Serena greets Caroline Wozniacki at NY Marathon finish
Tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki was greeted at the finish line of Sunday's New York Marathon by friend and World No 1 Serena Williams
New York: Tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki was greeted at the finish line of Sunday's New York Marathon by friend and World No 1 Serena Williams.
I've done it: Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki (in pink) is all smiles as she approaches the finish line of the New York Marathon on Sunday. Wozniacki clocked three hours, 26 mins for the 42-km race. Pic/AFP
The American was in fact, in tears as her best mate crossed the finish. Williams later tweeted: "Is it normal to cry when someone finished marathon? I'm so proud of you caro @CaroWozniacki."
Wozniacki said she was pleased to beat her marathon goal, especially since her training routine included late nights and attending a sporting event on the eve of the run.
"I've done everything you are not supposed to do before a marathon," said the 24-year old Wozniacki. "I had a Halloween party three days ago and came back at like 4:00 in the morning.
"I've been really busy. Last night, I actually didn't have much of a dinner because I went to the (New York) Rangers game. You are supposed to load up on carbs, but I didn't have too much time for that."
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tennis star finished her first marathon Sunday in just under three hours, 27 minutes, saying she even had enough left in the tank to sprint the final few metres to the finish line.
Serena Williams with Wozniacki moments after the New York Marathon on Sunday. Pic/AFP
"It was incredible," said Wozniacki, who set a goal of three hours, 30 minutes. "I'm so happy to have done this. I'm so proud. Now I have this medal. I can say that I've done the New York City Marathon. I've even done it at a cool time. So I'm really, really happy.
"I've never tried anything this hard. This is like toughest physical test ever. It was so hard. You have to keep going."
The former World No 1 from Denmark qualified for the Boston Marathon with her time on Sunday, but said she would wait a few years before attempting a second marathon.