Danish tennis champion Caroline Wozniacki has a Grand Slam title under her belt and lives with the chronic inflammatory condition, rheumatoid arthritis.
In January, Wozniacki announced she was retiring from tennis at age 29 to focus on raising awareness for her condition, which she was diagnosed with in 2018 at the height of her tennis career.
Now, she has teamed up with UCB’s initiative, Advantage Hers, to inspire and support other women with chronic inflammatory diseases with her success story. The effort focuses on conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and axial spondyloarthritis.
Last week, Wozniacki teased an Instagram Live stream on Wednesday where she asked for questions from her followers about women with chronic inflammatory diseases.
Advantage Hers aims to inspire women and give them support to take an active role in their healthcare journey and become their own care advocates. Based on previous research, women with these chronic conditions often face health disparities like delayed diagnoses compared to men and physician knowledge gaps when it comes to family planning or other women’s health issues with these conditions.
Wozniacki will share her journey with rheumatoid arthritis on her social channels and encourage others to become a part of the conversation by using #AdvantageHers. She will also attend events to raise awareness for women’s unmet needs and these conditions.