Wozniacki, Jankovic move into round 2 at Flushing Meadows



by ABHIMANYU NAGPAL

Wozniacki, Jankovic move into round 2 at Flushing Meadows

Tennis - Former World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki opened her US Open 2014 campaign yesterday with a win over Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova who was forced to throw in the towel following an injury that she suffered from early in the third set.

It was heart-breaking not only for Rybarikova, but also for the capacity crowd who had got heavily involved in the contest as the 25 year-old underdog made a comeback into the match after dropping the opening set to one.

Of course, the momentum swing was also down to Wozniacki’s inability to take the chances presented to her in the second. The Dane missed out on as many as 5 break point opportunities, but suffered as she was outmuscled from the back of court with Rybarikova firing 15 more winners in the set alone.

The match, which was contested on Court Grandstand lasted an hour and 36 minutes with Wozniacki winning 6-1,3-6,2-0. In another contest involving another former World No.1, Jelena Jankovic registered a comfortable 6-2,6-3 win early Tuesday morning.

The Serb, who reached the final here at Flushing Meadows back in 2008, overwhelmed compatriot Bojana Jovonovski who was never allowed to settle down. Firing a total of 21 winners, Jankovic finished the match in an hour and 8 minutes.

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