Tag: Wozniacki

Wozniacki, Sharapova off to winning starts

MIAMI - World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki, weekend winner of the Indian Wells WTA title, launched her bid for a second straight crown with a victory at the Miami WTA and ATP Masters tournament on Thursday. Wozniacki reached the third round of the $9 million event with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over American Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
"Especially in the first match you want to get going, you want to have the rallies," said the Dane, who like all the top seeds enjoyed a first-round bye. "But I

Wozniacki, Djokovic clinch Indian Wells titles

INDIAN WELLS - World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki claimed her 14th career title, outlasting France's Marion Bartoli 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 in the WTA Indian Wells final on Sunday. Meanwhile, Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic won the ATP title, rallying to beat world No. 1 Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and improve his record this season to 18-0. Denmark's Wozniacki captured her second title of 2011 and becomes the eighth different women's champion in eight years at the $4.5 million WTA hardcourt

Wozniacki crushes Sharapova to reach final

INDIAN WELLS - Top seed Caroline Wozniacki blasted her way into the Indian Wells final on Friday, allowing three-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova just one service hold in a ruthless display. World number one Wozniacki demolished her Russian opponent 6-1, 6-2 in front of a crowd of about 7,000 at the BNP Paribas Open to set up a clash with France's Marion Bartoli.
Speaking about her opponent in Sunday's final, the 20-year-old said of Bartoli, who beat Yanina Wickmayer of

Wozniacki, Sharapova reach last four

INDIAN WELLS - Top seed Caroline Wozniacki, whose opponent pulled out with a painful injury, eased into the Indian Wells semi-finals where she was joined by Maria Sharapova on Thursday. Wozniacki, of Denmark, was ahead 3-0 when Victoria Azarenka packed it in after taking a lengthy medical timeout to receive treatment for an injury to the left side of her hip. The eighth seed Azarenka suffered the setback just 10 minutes into the match on the second point of the third game while

Zvonareva topples Wozniacki in final

DOHA - Vera Zvonareva earned a straight-set win over world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki to capture the title at the Qatar Ladies Open. The second-seeded Zvonareva posted a 6-4, 6-4 victory for her first title of 2011 and the 11th of her career. This was the Russian's first final of the year after semifinal appearances at the Australian Open and Pattaya Open. She was also a third-round loser last week in Dubai.
Wozniacki was also a semifinalist at the Australian Open and won last

Wozniacki faces Bartoli in Qatar semis

DOHA - World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki stayed on course for her second straight title in the Gulf with a commanding win over Italian Flavia Pennetta in the quarterfinals of the WTA Qatar Open on Thursday. The 20-year-old Danish superstar posted a clinical 6-2, 6-0 victory over the 15th-ranked Italian to set up a semifinal clash with Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli, who earlier in the day thrashed China's Peng Shuai 6-2, 6-2.
Pennetta, who is playing in Qatar for the first time, began

Bartoli advances to quarters, Wozniacki follows suit

DOHA - The cull of seeded players continued in Doha with Francesca Schiavone and Shahar Peer crashing out of the WTA Qatar Open in one-sided matches here on Wednesday. Italian Schiavone, the third seed, became the biggest casualty yet at the tournament when she was ousted by China's Peng Shuai 7-5, 6-3 in the second round, while the eighth-seeded Peer, who had beaten two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kusnetsova on Tuesday, was thrashed by Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli 6-1, 6-0.

Wozniacki humbles media

MELBOURNE - World number one Caroline Wozniacki humbled media with a hilarious rebuke Friday after being told reporters thought she was "boring". Following her win over Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova in the Australian Open third round, the 20-year-old did not ask for questions but decided she would do the media's job for them. "Yesterday (I was told) my press conferences were kind of boring, that I always gave the same answers," she said. "I find it quite funny because I always get the

Still no grand slam for Caroline Wozniacki

MELBOURNE - Like a queen without a crown, new world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki is grabbing more attention entering the Australian Open for what she is missing than her lofty status. The 20-year-old Dane won more matches (62) and titles (six) than any other women's singles player last year. But Wozniacki will walk onto Rod Laver Arena to play Argentina's Gisela Dulko on Monday with a glaring gap in her otherwise impressive resume - no grand slam trophy.
Not that Wozniacki, the fifth

Wozniacki Slam quest faces Henin test

MELBOURNE - World number one Caroline Wozniacki faces a likely early test against seven-time majors champion Justine Henin if she is to go on to break her Grand Slam drought at the Australian Open. In the official draw made on Friday, Wozniacki is projected to meet the former world number one and last year's finalist in the quarter-finals.
The 20-year-old Dane reached the top ranking in October last year with the consistency of her performances outweighing her failure to win a

Wozniacki, Zvonareva in shock exit at Sydney

SYDNEY - Top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki and Vera Zvonareva crashed out of the Sydney International on Tuesday, leaving them short of vital match practice ahead of next week's Australian Open. Denmark's world number one Wozniacki was knocked out by Slovakia's 32nd-ranked Dominika Cibulkova 6-3, 6-3 in one hour 40 minutes and was followed out of the tournament by Russian Zvonareva on a rain-interrupted day. Second-ranked Zvonareva fell to Italian Flavia Pennetta 7-5 7-5, leaving US Open

Wozniacki, Rezai power into Hong Kong final

HONG KONG - Top seeds Europe powered into the final of Hong Kong's World Team Challenge Wednesday, with world number one Caroline Wozniacki and her teammate Aravane Rezai notching straight-sets singles wins.
Danish sensation Wozniacki, 20, dispatched China's top woman Li Na 6-4, 6-3 to help the Europeans to a 4-0 clean sweep in the semi-final clash with Asia-Pacific in the season-opening exhibition. World number 19 Rezai had dismissed Hong Kong's top-ranked player Zhang Ling

Wozniacki, Clijsters to clash in exhibition match

BANGKOK - World number one Caroline Wozniacki and Kim Clijsters will be seen sharing court space in Thailand. Come New Year's Day, the two will play an exhibition match in Hua Hin, Thailand. Immediately following their friendly match they will head off on short vacations with their families before the 2011 season kicks off in earnest.
The two leading ladies of tennis are currently on location with their families in Hua Hin, where the 84 World Tennis Invitation Hua Hin, is being

DOHA CHAMPIONSHIP – Wonderful Wozniacki secures year-end top spot

DOHA: Caroline Wozniacki secured the year-end number one spot in the world ranking Thursday, becoming the first ever Dane to do so, but only after suffering an early fright at the WTA Tour Championships here.
For an hour, the 20-year-old top seed seemed in danger of going out of the event, until she worked out the clever tactical patterns of Francesca Schiavone, the French Open champion from Italy, and triumphed 3-6, 6-1, 6-1.
Not until midway through the second set did

Wozniacki survives scare, Djokovic fights through haze

World number one Caroline Wozniacki began life at the top with an injury scare Friday, while champion Novak Djokovic said players should have access to oxygen tanks on court after yet another smoggy day in Beijing.
Ecstasy turned to agony for Wozniacki less than 24 hours after she was crowned world number one when she crumpled to the ground clutching her left knee in tears while leading Serbia's Ana Ivanovic 7-6 3-1.
The 20-year-old overstretched as she smashed a backhanded