Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki has announced her intention to return to tennis after a three-year retirement and is the latest athlete to plan a famous sporting comeback.
Wozniacki, who won the 2018 Australian Open and was runner-up in two US Open finals in 2009 and 2014, is targeting her grand slam return at Flushing Meadows later this year.
Plenty of stars before her have quit only to return so to celebrate the latest high-profile sporting comeback, we have looked back at 10 other top athletes who just could not stay away from the sport they loved.
Thanks to modern nutrition and exercise regimes, an increasing number of athletes are able to prolong their careers beyond what is normally considered possible, but time catches up with everyone eventually.
There remains a long list of decorated veterans who could call it a day soon – such as Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal and Frankie Dettori – but once retired, how many of them will be able to resist the urge to stand in the spotlight once more?
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