Tennis: Wozniacki enjoys easy ride into round three
PARIS (Reuters) – Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki was completed with hanging round on Wednesday as she walloped Georgina Garcia Perez 6-1 6-Zero in double fast time on Wednesday to achieve the French Open third spherical.
With the primary three matches scheduled on Court docket Philippe Chatrier on day 4 of the claycout main all going the gap – and lasting a mixed eight hours 46 minutes – Wozniacki didn’t even make it into the sector until shortly earlier than 7pm native time.
Fifty one minutes later the Danish second seed was providing Spain’s Garcia Perez a comfort handshake after she secured a spherical three assembly with French wildcard Pauline Parmentier.
Inside these 51 minutes, Wozniacki received 5 of seven break factors earned, belted seven winners, produced solely eight unforced errors and received 53 of 78 factors contested.
No marvel she was all smiles after extending her successful streak on the majors to 9 matches.
“It was positively a very good match. I neutralised her serve, which was the primary factor,” mentioned the 27-year-old, whose finest exhibiting in Paris is 2 quarter-final appearances from 10 earlier visits.
“After which from the baseline, I felt like I used to be in management for many of it. It felt good on the market.”
A 12 months in the past, Wozniacki routed Canadian qualifier Francoise Abanda 6-Zero 6-Zero within the second spherical. However that was the one straight-sets win she loved on the event the place she was crushed within the quarter-finals by eventual champion Jelena Ostapenko.
This 12 months, she will not be solely hoping to go a lot deeper within the event, but in addition desires to take pleasure in a neater trip at Roland Garros.
“There isn’t any actual simple matches ever, and particularly on clay. So I’m simply on the market attempting to maintain my rhythm and attempting to play my finest tennis,” she added.
“I want all my matches had been like this and I might win with this scoreline.”
Reporting by Pritha Sarkar, enhancing by Ed Osmond