Top seed and world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the third round of Roland Garros, but the match was much tougher than her 6-0 6-2 opener against Kimiko Date Krumm. In the second-round encounter with Canada’s world No.162 Aleksandra Wozniack, the second set lasted 76 minutes and Wozniack had three set points in the tiebreak which the top-ranked Dane eventually won 8-6 for a 6-3 7-6 victory.
Just a day before Roland Garros Wozniacki won the Brussels Ladies Open. In the final there she had treatment for her left thigh, and she’s still wearing a bandage.
Wozniacki’s next opponent will be world No.29 Daniela Hantuchova, who defeated Sara Errani 6-1 6-2.
Samantha Stosur, last year’s beaten finalist, crushed Romania’s Simona Halep 6-0 6-2 and set up a meeting with Argentina’s Gisela Dulko in the third round. Julia Goerges came back from a 2-6 2-4 deficit to overcome Lucie Safarova 2-6 7-5 6-2, while the 2009 French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Irina-Cameila Begu 6-1 6-1 in just 47 minutes. (photo courtesy of Tony)
Here’s a great piece in today’s Forbes
The Search For Serena Williams http://blogs.forbes.com/bluecarreon/2011/05/25/the-search-for-serena-williams-3/
If they want to find her maybe they should try twitter. LOL.
did anyone see the wozniaki match yesterday? HOw she had argued with the chair umpire in the tie-breaks? it really made me wonder what game she was playing? and that paid off when wozniak lost her concentration and made unforced errors to hand over the match to wozniaki. Wozniak never argued with the chair-umpire when her shot was called out at the deuce, while caroline was serving (that point would have given her the set-point) but wozniaki kept on arguing with the chair-umpire when her shot was called out… i dint like her attitude.
Agree with you, Omair….
This is not the first time that C.Woz has engaged in this type of behaviour… I recall her match against Goerges in Copenhagen…pivotal time in that match, she argued a ball which was clearly in by Goerges. After that, Goerges was on the receiving end of a terrible line call.
Also, C.Woz was writhing on the court in agony with a supposed ankle injury against Ivanovic in 2010. She distracted Ivanovic, won the match, and I recall Ana barely shaking her hand.
Woz definitely employs gamesmanship when she feels insecure on court.
SOme rules should detfinitely be made about it. That really spoils the match and thats not fair to the other player. I clearly felt like she should be awarded point penalty or at least a warning for arguing so long with the char umpire but she was not…
But the way she played yesterday, shes definitely not going to walk past hantuchkova, and if she does walk past her, she will be facing kuznetsova, most probably and then either georges or stousr.
Lets see what comes out.
They need a hawk eye. Plain and simple.
Yup you are right. Hawk eye should be introduced. I wonder why it has not been introduced so far at the roland garros.