Caroline Wozniacki can be considered quite satisfied with the journey undertaken at the WTA 1000 in Montreal. The Dane hadn't played an official match for more than three years, but she conquered a very good success against Kimberly Birrell, before surrendered to the champion of the last edition of Wimbledon, Marketa Vondrousova.
The Czech didn't let herself be influenced by the particular atmosphere and dismissed her rival with a score of 6-2, 7-5. Vondrousova will give life to a super challenge with Coco Gauff in the round of 16. Below the highlights of the match:
The other challenge in Montreal and Toronto
In Montreal, after a hard-fought first set, Iga Swiatek beat Karolina Pliskova with a score of 7-6(6) , 6-2.
The Pole didn't confirm the lead break twice and she risked ruining her plans at the tie-break by wasting a precious set point on serve. It took Elena Rybakina almost three hours to get rid of Jennifer Brady. The American came close to the sensational success and, even after losing the tie-break of the second set 5-7, she didn't give up.
In the eighth game, Rybakina raised the level and snatched the serve to zero from the opponent. Jannik Sinner took care of winning the long-awaited Italian challenge in the decisive stages of the match. Matteo Berrettini showed excellent tennis and assumed a positive attitude from the first 15, but it wasn't enough.
Sinner knew how to suffer and defeated his compatriot with a score of 6-4, 6-3. On the day of the big surprises (Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev were eliminated) Alejandro Davidovich Fokina found a way to reverse the trend in the head-to-heads played with Alexander Zverev.
Daniil Medvedev will challenge Lorenzo Musetti in the round of 16. The Russian eliminated Matteo Arnaldi 6-2, 7-5. Carlos Alcaraz passed the 2nd round in the ATP Masters 1000 in Toronto. The Spanish tennis player number 1 in the ATP ranking is the most eagerly awaited man in the Canadian tournament, especially after his recent victory at Wimbledon and is now leaving to overtake his great rival Novak Djokovic in the men's world ranking, with Nole who was absent for this occasion.
In the first round Carlos suffered but settled the young Ben Shelton in straight sets, defeated with the result of 6-3 7-6.