"I Had One Foot Out Of The Australian Open" - Wozniacki

Lynette Rowe
January 18, 2018

Bencic, who defeated Williams 6-3, 7-5, started out flatly and never recovered in losing to qualifier Luksika Kumkhum 6-1, 6-3 in a match on Melbourne Park's third show court.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga came from 5-2 down in the fifth set to beat Denis Shapovalov 3-6, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 in a second-round match on Margaret Court Arena.

epa06445319 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates her win against Jana Fett of Croatia during the second round on day three of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 17 January 2018.

Marta Kostyuk, a 15-year-old qualifier from Ukraine who beat 25th-seeded Peng Shuai in the first round, has advanced to the third with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Olivia Rogowska, a wild-card entry from Australia.

She reeled off 10 points in a row from two match-points down to ignite her recovery.

But Wozniacki dug deep, first saving the match points and then charging back into the match.

"We know each other very well as we played each other like a million times in the juniors", she said of Buzarnescu, who made her first WTA final appearance last week in Hobart.

"She served a great serve down the "T", as well".

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"I'm happy with the way I'm playing and will hopefully play well every match and that will be good enough", she said.

Once, though, the newly engaged Dane saved that seventh game she barely put a foot wrong against her now rattled 21-year-old foe, dropping a mere seven points the rest of the way.

"That was insane, I don't how I got back in the match", said Wozniacki, adding that "experience was crucial".

"Well, honestly, I've been very busy today", the 27-year-old said, per The Metro, but went on to explain how a new rule to deter players changing their grunts would be a useful addition to the sport. "I was kind of lucky".

"Fett twice served for the match but nerves got the better of her both times and Wozniacki took full advantage to set up a third-round meeting with Belgian Kiki Bertens". It's the first time that the French woman has ever beaten the German in her career. "I don't think I played a bad match. maybe I had a few too many unforced errors". "He played an unbelievable game".

Things will get harder for her now, against fellow Ukrainian and No. 4-seeded Elina Svitolina, who had a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over Katerina Siniakova. I'm just relieved to be through.

"I played a little bit to careful and safe". Alize Cornet upset No. 12 Julia Goerges 6-4, 6-3, while Jelena Ostapenko needed three sets to defeat Duan Yingying 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.

Among the seeded men advancing were No. 6 Marin Cilic, who beat Joao Sousa 6-1, 7-5, 6-2, and No. 10 Pablo Carreno Busta, No. 23 Gilles Muller and No. 28 Damir Dzumhur.

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