Caroline Wozniacki ace Danish tennis player and former world no 1 kept her hopes alive in the China Open after she beat CoCo Vandeweghe in a hard fought match which lasted three sets. The sets scores were 6-1, 2-6, 6-4. This leads Wozniacki to the second round of the tournament.
The former world no 1 was oozing with confidence after winning the first round. In a post-match press conference, Wozniacki said that she has been healthy. The combination of her effective training and her good performances were the keys to her recent success. She further added that with only a few tournaments left in this year she will try to do her best in them.
The Dane was ranked no 74 when she entered the US Open. After this, the former world no 1 lost only twice. She eased her way into the semi-finals of the US open following which she won her first title for the season at the Toray Pan Pacific Open.
In the final set of the first round at the China Open, Wozniacki was far ahead of her American opponent with a 5-1 lead. After which Vandeweghe did fight back and try to get the momentum in her favour. Commenting on the American’s serve the Dane said that Vandeweghe is a big server and even her second serve is big. Wozniacki said that a player cannot take a breather after a first serve fault by the American because her second serve is massive as well. Wozniacki considered Vandeweghe to be a tough opponent who didn’t allow her to get into any rhythm.
Wozniacki now faces 13 seed Roberta Vinci in the second round.
Wozniacki elaborating on her performance in the first round match said that she started off quite well. She was successful in returning few of her American opponent’s huge serves thus putting pressure on her. In the second set, Vandeweghe’s serve was even harder to attack and forced Wozniacki to be a bit more defensive than required. After this, the American broke Wozniacki ’s serve leaving Wozniacki in a tight spot to keep her hopes alive in the second set which was eventually won by Vandeweghe(2-6).
In the third set, Wozniacki was successful in returning the serves of the American and this turned the fortunes in her favour.
Wozniacki’s encounter with Roberta Vinci in the second round will be interesting as well. Vinci’s game is completely different from the American player who Wozniacki faced in the first round. The former world no 1 says that Vinci is yet another uncomfortable player for her. According to her Vinci mixes her games quite well. She has a flat forehand to her benefit .Vinci also has the ability to mix up the pace of the ball. Expressing her confidence for the upcoming 2nd round match she said that she is ready for it and will go out there and enjoy the match.