June 22, 2017

Wozniacki Ends Five-Match Skid with Win over Robson in Paris


"Austin Powers" and Caroline Wozniacki

“Austin Powers” and Caroline Wozniacki

By Ros Satar

(May 27, 2013) PARIS – Caroline Wozniacki booked her place into the second round with a straight sets win over British No. 1 Laura Robson 6-3, 6-2.


Despite having early round exits in the clay tournaments preceding the French Open, the Dane seemed to settle into her rhythm earlier than Robson.


Had Robson made more of the three break point opportunities, things may have been a different story.


Robson said: “If I had taken those, maybe it would have been a different match.


“After that, I kind of was just going for a little bit too much.


“She moves so well, so I was just trying to get her out of the court.”


Wozniacki broke first, thanks to two Robson double faults, and although she was able to break back, she could not keep a handle on the errors.


Things did not improve for her in the second set, with two breaks for the Dane.


A late break back for Robson was not enough to stop the 10th seed as she progresses to the second round.


Wozniacki had an indifferent clay campaign preceding the French Open, and was happy to get the win.


She said: “I went into the match believing in myself and believing that, you know, I was going out there to win, of course.


“I knew it was going to be a tough match because Laura is a great player.”


She also shed some light about what her new coach should be able to provide, in light of her father, Piotr’s announcement that he would be taking a back seat in terms of his daughter’s career.


“It’s important to find the balance between someone who is really good and can push you on the court but also lets you live your life off the court.”


Wozniacki will meet Serbia’s Jovanovski in the second round.