Caroline Wozniacki revealed she and Petra Kvitova bumped into each other on Sunday but seemingly neither of them knew there was a possibility they could meet in the US Open second round. On Monday, former world No 1 Wozniacki clinched her first Grand Slam win since coming back as the Dane ousted Tatiana Prozorova 6-3 6-2.
In her next match, Wozniacki will be taking on her old rival Kvitova. When Wozniacki and Kvitova met in New York over the weekend, they talked about their first-round matchups. On Monday, both Wozniacki and Kvitova got the job done and now they are set to clash at Flushing Meadows.
Wozniacki on meeting Kvitova prior to the start of the US Open
"Absolutely, yeah, I talked to Petra yesterday, the day before. I bumped into her in the city. I actually didn't know that I had the potential of playing her in the second round.
I don't think she knew it either. We were talking yesterday in the locker room. She was like, When are you playing? Tomorrow night. She is goes, Yeah, me too. I play tomorrow night. We talked about each other's opponents. Yeah, she was like, It's so cool to see you back.
Just kind of talking about family. I think she didn't have any idea that she was potentially playing against me either. I think we've been around for a long time. We've played each other many times. I think at the end of the day we're just out there to do our best and compete.
Hopefully it's going to be a great match," Wozniacki said. When Wozniacki and Kvitova meet at the US Open, it will be their first meeting since 2018 and overall their 15th meeting. Going into the match, Kvitova leads the head-to-head 8-6 against Wozniacki. It remains to be seen if Wozniacki can beat Kvitova and clinch her second Grand Slam win since returning to tennis.