Whoops: Caroline Wozniacki forgot to pick up her $1.45 million check at the U.S. Open
The Wall Street Journal recently posted a profile on Caroline Wozniacki that wasn’t completely centered on her broken engagement with golfer Rory McIlroy, speaking instead on rising tennis star and No. 7 player in the world’s ascending brand and her fluid relationship with money and fashion.
Turns out Wozniacki doesn’t concern herself with finances, barely keeping track of the nearly $10 million a year she earns in endorsement deals with companies like adidas and Rolex, among others.
"I never think about my brand," the 24-year-old Dane told WSJ. "I want to do well for myself and my sponsors…but I feel no pressure, because I don’t play for the money.
"I have enough to eat, buy nice shoes," Wozniacki said. "For me, it’s about the tennis and the trophies. I’m not motivated by money."
This could be evidenced by her $1.45 million lapse at the U.S. Open earlier this month. After falling short of winning her first Grand Slam title once again in her loss to good friend Serena Williams, the WSJ reports Wozniacki "accepted her trophy, talked to the press, gathered her belongings and zoomed off in a courtesy car bound for her apartment in Manhattan.
"About 30 minutes later, however, she arrived back at the tennis center, a look of mild panic on her face. ‘I forgot to pick up my prize money,’ she said."
For more fun tidbits on Wozniacki, like how she speaks eight languages and talked her way into an endorsement deal by calling adidas herself when she was 10, read the entire WSJ profile here.