Caroline Wozniacki, Elena Dementieva into Tokyo final

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Caroline Wozniacki is closing in on the No.1 ranking by reaching the final of the $2 million Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo where she will face Elena Dementieva.

The top-seeded Wozniacki advanced to the final with a 6-2 6-7(3) 6-4 victory over Victoria Azarenka, No.8 seed. Wozniacki stormed through the first set, before losing the second set which featured eight breaks of serve. In the final set, the second-ranked Dane won five straight games for a 5-0 lead, but Azarenka managed to take the score to 5-4, winning 16 of 19 points. However, Wozniacki held serve in the sixth game and won the match of the young stars.

The other semifinal was seventh-seeded Elena Dementieva vs. fifth-seeded Francesca Schiavone. Dementieva won the match 6-4 7-5 even though she started it by winning only two of the first ten points.

Wozniacki and Dementieva are tied at 3-3 in their head-to-head record. However, Wozniacki won three of their last four meetings, including a close semifinal this year en route to New Haven title. (photo: © Neal Trousdale)


  1. Fair play to Caroline, she’s playing really well right now. You have to admire her consistency. I thought before this match that Vika would beat her, but she was the better player today.

    Marija, do you know when that photo of Caroline is from? I really like that particular outfit and I can’t remember seeing it.

  2. I know she wore it at the ASB Classic in January 2008 and she probably wore it to the lead up tournaments to the AO of the same year, possibly she wore it at the AO 08 too?

    Hope this helps. I go to the ASB Classic annually and remember seeing her in the yellow top and brown skirt.


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