Danish number one Caroline Wozniacki stays on track to capture her fifth New Haven Open title – Tennis News
Four times defending champion, Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark trashed the Swedish challenger, Sofia Arvidsson, in straight sets at the New Haven Open at Yale 2012 on Wednesday. She notched up a 7-6(4), 6-2 victory against the world number 51 to cruise into
the quarter-finals at this WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) Premier event held in Connecticut, United States.
The Former world number one displayed flawless performance to outfox Arvidsson in their eighth meeting. As a result, she not only improved to a 6-2 lifetime in the head-to-head series against the Swede but also breezed into the final eight at this Emirates
Airline US Open series event.
Currently ranked eighth in the WTA Premier Rankings, Wozniacki lost her serve twice but capitalised on four out of five break chances to carve out the victory in one hour and 25 minutes. She produced a better first serve share of 62 per cent as opposed to
her rival’s 58 per cent and impressively availed 30 out of 40 points on it.
Next up for Wozniacki is the Slovakian beauty, Dominika Cibulkova, who ended comeback run of Andrea Petkovic to set up this battle.
"We know each other really well," Cibulkova said of her next match-up against the Dane. "She’s a year younger but we travelled to all the same junior tournaments and played many matches against each other. I know the way she’s playing, and she knows how
I’m playing. It’s two different styles as well – she’s the defensive player and I’m the offensive player going for my shots. It’s going to be a really good match."
Wozniacki leads the head-to-head series by 7-3 against the Slovak and is 19-0 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale.