Wozniacki expects tough Robson rematch
Originally published on: 18/06/13 00:00
The No.5 seed, who lost to the Austrian in the first round at Wimbledon last year, led 6-2 2-2 when Paszek retired with a left thigh injury.
Playing in her first match on grass this season, Wozniacki looked comfortable on the surface as she broke in the fifth game before claiming a second break to take the opening set.
Paszek, chasing her first tour-level win since January, broke early in the second set but was unable to continue after receiving treatment to her injured leg.
“I'm feeling great. I love the grass. It's so much fun to play on,” Wozniacki said. “The clay season is over, which I'm happy about.
“But Paszek, I lost to her last year at Wimbledon after having match points. I knew it wasn't going to be easy. I think I played a really good first set. I felt really good and comfortable out there. It was unfortunate that she got an injury and had to retire in the second one.”
Next up for the 2009 champion is home favourite Laura Robson, who defeated Ukrainian Yuliya Beygelzimer 6-3 6-2 at Devonshire Park.
Wozniacki beat Robson in straight sets at Roland Garros last month, but the Dane is expecting a much tougher match on grass against the British No.1.
“Obviously it's a different match,” Wozniacki said. “I'm sure she likes the grass better than the clay. She can serve very well, and she's going for it from the first ball. So definitely, you know, it would be a different match-up.”