Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates defeating Danielle Collins of the USA during a match on the fourth day of the US Open. Photo: EPA/Jason Szenes
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates defeating Danielle Collins of the USA during a match on the fourth day of the US Open. Photo: EPA/Jason Szenes

Wozniacki safely into third round with win over Collins

Time of article published Aug 30, 2019

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NEW YORK โ€“ Former Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki rallied back to beat American Danielle Collins 4-6 6-3 6-4 on Thursday to secure a spot in the third round of the U.S. Open.

The Danish 19th seed, who has not been past the second round in New York since her run to the semi-finals in 2016, secured the victory when she served out to love in the final game.

Collins, who reached the Australian Open semi-finals this year, did well to grab the first set but lost her way in the second when Wozniacki made the necessary adjustments and raced out to a 5-0 lead.

โ€œShe started off very aggressively and I couldn't really find any rhythm,โ€ Wozniacki said in her on-court interview.

โ€œI just stayed determined and tried to take the ball earlier in the second and third sets ... so she didn't have any opportunity to attack.โ€

Up next for two-times U.S. Open finalist Wozniacki will be in-form Canadian Bianca Andreescu, who beat Belgian qualifier Kirsten Flipkens earlier on Thursday to advance.

Reuters


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