It’s the battle of the Caroline’s in the final quarterfinal of the day where one tried to continue her quest to be champion again while the other planned to do it for the first time. I’ve been working and training on a few things that I really wanted to do out there today. “So I don’t want to feel like I’m the favorite because she’s playing really solid, no mistakes from baseline, quite a good serve”.
“She made it tricky out there with her slice and her flat forehand and mixing up the serve and stuff”, Wozniacki said. “Garcia is a young, good player”.
Meanwhile, according to Page Six, waiting players on Manhattan’s West Side Highway public courts got a special treat on Monday when Caroline Wozniacki put on a show with her hitting coach.
Vinci’s steady, defensive backhand kept Wozniacki on her toes throughout the match.
“She’s a smart player”, Kvitova said. I was really happy, because the last match in the (qualifier) was not a great match for me, and I felt like I am not really ready to play matches like I am out of shape.
Second-seeded defending champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat seventh-seeded Agnieska Radwanska of Poland 7-5, 6-4 on Thurday night to reach the Connecticut Open semifinals.
Cornet made things interesting in the second set, pushing Radwanska to deuce in two straight games, winning both to push the score to 4-2. “She knows where the ball will go probably before I know where it’s going to be”.
Wozniacki, seeded third in a tournament where she has enjoyed great success, prevailed 6-4 6-7 (6/8) 7-6 (9/7) in a contest which lasted just shy of three hours in New Haven. She won 87 percent of her first-serve points for the match.
“Everybody was asking me questions and expecting me to say something”. “I always have tough matches against her. She’s playing well”.
Kvitova bounced back with a strong second set, but was tested early in the third by Keys. It came down to a lobbed shot that Garcia set up only to watch Wozniacki respond well and have her medicine fed to her. After yet another talk with her father, Wozniacki continued to dominate out on court leading 4-0 while as Garcia continued to struggle against the tough Dane. Savchuk managed to play even with Pliskova until she was broken in the fifth game, thanks in part to a pair of double faults.
World number 46 Tsurenko was thrashed in the final round of qualifying by Yulia Putintseva 6-1 6-0, but earned a reprieve into the main draw via Simona Halep’s injury withdrawal. “We’re very excited to support Caroline as she competes next week, and look forward to sharing a cool treat with her after the U.S. Open to celebrate”.