Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Wozniacki beats Suárez Navarro for Semi

The second and final match on Night Nine on RLA was the quarter final between Caroline Wozniacki (2) and Carla Suárez Navarro.

Carla had played a great tournament and showed that she could well return to her previous top,ten ranking, given an injury free run.

Caroline had displayed the tennis which could justify a real chance of a first major.

The first set was a Wozniacki treat and a non stop frustration for Suárez Navarro.

Wozniacki hit two aces in holding serve and led 1-0.

A break of the Spanish serve and 2-0.

Wozniacki saved a break point and went to deuce four times before holding serve for 3-0.

Another service break and 4-0.

Carla served at 0-5 and didn’t want a love set against her name.

Wozniacki saved four game points before she converted the first set point to lead 6-0.

Wozniacki survived a break point and four deuces to lead 1-0 in set two.

Carla finally won a game, and it was to love, including an ace and a clean winner.

In the fifth game Suárez Navarro broke the Wozniacki serve to love, forcing the second seed into error. 3-2 to Carla who had changed her game plan successfully, the backhand now more potent.

3-4 Wozniacki after she saved a break point to hold serve.

Suárez Navarro lost serve from 30-15 after a series of unforced errors.

Wozniacki took a 5-4 lead after a love game on serve.

No more service breaks and this went to a tie break.

From 3-3 Carla won four straight points to win the tie break and the set 

A remarkable come back to level at 0-6 7-6(3).

Wozniacki broke early in the decider, and consolidated to lead 3-1.

A further break and Carla was under real pressure.

Serving at 5-2 for the match, Wozniacki had three match points and was successful on the second to fly into a semi final.

6-0 6-7(3) 6-2.

Wozniacki will play Elise Mertens for a spot in the final.

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