Wozniacki moves into New Haven semifinals with revenge over McHale


World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki avenged her last week’s Cincinnati loss to Christina McHale with a 7-5 6-3 over the American in the quarterfinals of the New Haven Open where the Dane is now on a 15-0 winning streak including three straight titles. If Wozniacki manages to win four successive titles at a WTA event, she will be the tenth player in the Open Era to do so, and first since Venus Williams’ reign in New Haven from 1999 to 2002.

Wozniacki’s opponent in the semifinals will be third-seeded Francesca Schiavone, who received a walkover when Anabel Medina Garrigues withdrew with a knee injury. Wozniacki won the last four matches against Schiavone, but the last three went to three sets.

The other semifinal pair is Petra Cetkovska vs. second seed Li Na.

Coaching update: Wozniacki’s father Piotr is still by her side as a coach. He was advising her during the McHale match. The identity of Wozniacki’s new coach is kept a secret:

Well, you know, I don’t want to talk too much about it because the other coach I’ve been working with, he doesn’t want to have his name out. I have to respect that. But my dad is still there. He’s still my coach at these tournaments, still going to be out and coaching me and being my support. But I’m getting some help from the sideline as well.

(photo: © Neal Trousdale)


  1. Marija, are you going to be doing a poll and/or predictions for the US Open this year? 🙂 Would love to hear what you think! You are an expert after all! 😀

  2. Sam, poll is a good suggestion! 🙂 Thanks for reminding me! 🙂 Hm, maybe this time I can do it later, around the quarterfinals, what do you think? Or now, before the tournament starts?

    About the preview, I have just posted a preview, but it’s a guest post, by a tennis instructor Florian. I agree with his choices, though. Serena and Maria are definite favorites, and Caroline not so much, despite her top seeding and the New Haven title. What do you think?

  3. Personally, I would go from QFs now that you mention it! I think that would be a great idea, and leave a lower margin of error 😛

    I saw the new post, I agree with him as well! Caro has been very disappointing this US summer and her triumph at New Haven wasn’t too impressive IMO.


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