Tired Wozniacki sneaks into semis


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:54

The number four seed looked lacklustre as she was beaten 6-2 6-2 in 68 minutes – the day after she had overcome injury and cramp to outlast Vera Zvonareva in a match which went to three sets. On Wednesday, she also needed three sets to see off Victoria Azarenka.

Number eight seed Jankovic looked fresher than Wozniacki, who made 22 unforced errors, including two wild groundstroke misses on the last two points of the match.

The Dane told “I didn’t have anything left. I couldn’t play like I wanted to.

“I definitely feel like I deserve to make it to the semis, but I did everything I could, and I fought the best I could. If I don’t get there, it’s just bad luck. It’s the way it’s supposed to be. I still have many more years in front of me.”

Jankovic added: “I didn’t know what to expect from Caroline. I watched her play on Thursday and saw what happened.

“I just knew I had to win this one in order to get to the semi-finals. I wanted to play aggressively and dictate the points, and not get into the long points, which I know she’s really good at.”

Azarenka also appeared to pay the price for here earlier exertions, having to retire 4-1 down in the deciding set of her match against Agnieszka Radwanska – a result which ensured Wozniacki progressed after all.

Wozniacki will play Serena Williams in the last four, and Jankovic will face Venus Williams.


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