Wozniacki through to Indian Wells semifinals, but first reaches out to Japan


Quarterfinals of Indian Wells featured a clash between good friends Caroline Wozniacki and Victoria Azarenka, but before the coin toss preceding the match, the two players wanted to show their support for Japan, which has been devastated by the tremendous earthquake and its aftereffects. Wozniacki’s manager went two-hour drive away to get the Japanese flag, and the WTA stars meticulously wrote the following message on it: “Our Thoughts Are With You” and “Caroline & Victoria”. Their action caused a moment of silence on the court.

Let’s talk about the actual match now. Unfortunately, there’s not much to say, as Azarenka retired after just three games because of a left hip injury. “I took a ball on the run and slid a little bit, and that’s when I felt the pain. It’s just bad luck but I have some time to recover before Miami, so hopefully it won’t be too serious,” said the eighth-seeded Azarenka. World No.1 and top seed Wozniacki will play either Maria Sharapova or Peng Shuai in the semifinals.


  1. From Wozniacki interview:

    The quest for the flag wasn’t easy, either. “I asked my manager if he could find a Japanese flag somewhere and he told me it was two hours’ drive from here, and I said, ‘You better take your car and drive over there and get that flag for me!'” Wozniacki joked. “He got it and I talked to Victoria about it and she thought it was a great idea to do this. It puts everything in perspective. We were trying to think of what to write and wanted to keep it simple but still touching. “I wanted the writing so perfect my hand almost cramped when I was doing it.”

    Nothing more to say except respect!

  2. Actually, I’m not such a fan of these actions. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to make people (more) aware of recent happenings and to help, but there are a lot of I think more propriate places (and ways) to do that. Nothing against girls, just my opinion.


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