It was an inspiring performance from Caroline Wozniacki, as the Dane showed her marathon skills, footwork and retrieving capacities to send home Maria Sharapova in the fourth round of the US Open. The match displayed women’s tennis at its best.
After splitting the first two sets, the tenth-seeded Dane recorded a crucial break in the fourth game of the decider to lead 3-1 and solidified the advantage by holding serve afterwards. The fifth-seeded Sharapova then won one game on her own serve, but Wozniacki stayed strong and eventually cut the long match short by breaking Sharapova again to close the deal, hitting a winner on her first match point. Sharapova was plain and simple defeated. Final score: 6-4 2-6 6-2 in 2 hours and 37 minutes.
Wozniacki’s quarterfinal opponent will be Sara Errani, who took out Simona Halep’s conqueror Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3 2-6 6-0. (photo: Omar Boraby)
So glad you fought a good fight to take out Sharapova, Caroline! It’s about time somebody other than Serena Williams stepped it up to do that. The rest of you gals have to realize you too can beat Sharapova. How about that Champ Serena…the only American left standing tall, as usual! You have lots to be proud of, and the American people should be proud of you for consistently holding it down for the USA. “Go, Serena! Bring that count up to 18, girl!”