Auckland: Caroline Wozniacki sees off Lauren Davis in three gutsy sets



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Auckland: Caroline Wozniacki sees off Lauren Davis in three gutsy sets

Fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki weathered the Lauren Davis storm to reach the quarter-finals of the ASB Classic in Auckland on Thursday. Wozniacki, who played in the evening session, won 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 in two hours and 19 minutes.

The first set, as the score reads, was easy enough. The American made inroads into the match in the second set and it looked like she would carry the momentum throughout the match. But the 29-year-old Dane came from a break down in the third set to take her place in the last-eight.

In her post-match interaction, Wozniacki admitted that luck had played its part in helping her win. The former world no. 1 said, "I got a little lucky in the end and it could have gone both ways. She (Davis) is a great player and she fought very hard today but so did I.

When you’re playing well and your opponents played well, and you push each other to play at a high level. Those are the fun matches to play." Wozniacki will play Germany's fourth seed, Julia Georges, in the quarter-finals.

Georges had an easy match against Switzerland's Jil Teichmann, winning it 6-3, 6-2 in 78 minutes. Earlier, top-seed Serena Williams set a quarter-final clash against German Laura Siegemund. The other quarter-final matches will be played between third seed Amanda Anisimova of the United States and Canada's Eugenie Bouchard, and the USA's Jessica Pegula and Alize Cornet of France. Photo Credit: WTA Twitter