Tennis: Former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki survived a scare against Jarmila Gajdosova whereas another former world No.1 Jelena Jankovic was ousted by Garbine Muguruza in the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
Caroline Wozniacki was playing her first match since getting beaten by Serena Williams in the final of the 2014 US Open Championships. The Dane got off to a slow start and was broken in the first game of the match. She got the break back in the next game but she was broken again after a long ninth game.
Gajdosova broke her there and held her serve to take the first set 6-4. In the second set, Wozniacki broke the Australian at 0 in the second game but then gave the break away in the next game. Both kept holding their serves after that, until Gajdosova was broken in the 12th game and second set went 7-5 to Wozniacki.
In the third set, Wozniacki got a vital break in the 8th game to go 5-3 up and served out the match to go through to the Quarterfinals of Tokyo for the fourth time. She had won this title in 2010. Wozniacki was not good at all on her serve, as she broken 5 times in the match and served 4 double faults and not even a single ace.
Gajdosova served 6 aces and 3 double faults. Wozniacki has beaten Gajdosova for the third time in Tokyo and this was her seventh win against the Australian in the seventh meeting. Also Read: Caroline Wozniacki Gets A New Haircut Following Anna Wintour´s Advice Also Read: Sania Mirza And Caroline Wozniacki Discuss Love On Twitter Another former world No.1 and 2009 Tokyo finalist Jelena Jankovic, who was making her 10th appearance in Tokyo, succumbed to her 7th loss at Tokyo before the Quarterfinals stage as she was beaten by the 20-year-old Spaniard Garbine Muguruza in straight sets 7-6, 6-4.
Muguruza, who had surprised many by beating Serena Williams and almost shocking the eventual champion Maria Sharapova in the the Quarterfinals of the 2014 French Open, took revenge of last year's French Open loss against Jankovic.
Another Spaniard, this year's French Open Quarterfinalist, Carla Suarez Navarro also booked her spot in the Quarterfinals with a 7-6, 6-3 win over the Russian qualifier Daria Gavrilova. Australia's Casey Dellacqua also reached the Quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Marina Erakovic.