AUCKLAND: Caroline Wozniacki coasted into the quarter-finals of the WTA Auckland Classic on Wednesday, declaring herself satisfied with the way she is fine-tuning ahead of the Australian Open.
The tournament top seed and world number three took less than an hour to dismiss Croatian Petra Martic 6-2, 6-2 with only a slight blip when she dropped her serve at the start of the second set. The Danish star promptly responded by breaking Martic’s next three service games to take a match she described as a balancing act between a desire to win and preparation for the opening Grand Slam of the year.
“It’s a bit of both. You’ve worked on everything you need to work on in your (off) season and right now it’s trying to incorporate that into your match,” she said.“I’m trying to stay aggressive, I’m trying to get some good first serves in. I still made some unforced errors. It’s just taking a few matches to feel 100 percent but I think I played pretty well today.”