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- - WOZNIACKI 6-1 6-4 - GAME, SET & MATCH! In the blink of an eye Wozniacki is up 30-0. She is having trouble with her first serve too now, and her young opponent capitalises by coming into the net where she places two shots to perfection on either side at the baseline, before botching an easy tap into the empty left court that would have won her the point. With three match points in hand, Wozniacki surely has won this match. And one point later it's all over, Vekiv overcooking her return.
- - WOZNIACKI 6-1 5-4 - Vekic can’t seem to get her first serve in but she still goes up 40-0 courtesy of a few out-of-character erros from Caro and a beauty of a forehand down the line. Wozniacki dumps into the net again. She now has a chance to serve for the match. You could hear a pin drop in Hisense.
- - WOZNIACKI 6-1 5-3 - And she does just that. The pair trade points but the Dane reigns supreme in this battle at the baseline and Vekic is serving to stay in this match.
- - WOZNIACKI 6-1 4-3 - Well, well, well! Vekic serves out to love as she seems to benefit from a second wind! And this next game is very important for Wozniacki now, who needs to stem this little run from the Croat.
- - WOZNIACKI 6-1 4-2 - BREAK! Vekic stays alive as she breaks back and give Wozniacki something to think about! 'Wilting in the heat'? Maybe not yet, but the Dane needs to refocus now and get this one over with in two sets.
- - WOZNIACKI 6-1 4-1 - BREAK! Wozniacki races to a 40-0 lead on Vekic's serve as she threatens to run away with it. Credit to the youngster though, she claws back one point with a well-executed smash. But that's all she can muster as Caro goes a double-break ahead a point later as she delivers what could well be the nail in Vekic's coffin.
- - WOZNIACKI 6-1 3-1 - Wozniacki consolidates that break of serve to confirm her ascendency in this set. It's baking out there, but so far the former world number one is staying cool and she remains on course to reach the third round.
- - WOZNIACKI 6-1 2-1 - BREAK! Vekic, who is dressed in very similar garb as Wozniacki today - white and yellow shirt/skirt combo with a white cap - serves up her second double fault of the match so far to fall 0-30 down. She manages to pull back to level at 30-30, but then goes long to set up break point for the Dane, who muscles her way to the first break of the set.
- - WOZNIACKI 6-1 1-1 - The pair trade games at the beginning of the second set as the heat rises down there on court. It's stifling. Goodness knows what it's like to run about in.
- - WOZNIACKI 6-1 - SET! A neither-here-nor-there midcourt punt helps Wozniacki to expand her repertoire out wide and claw back from 15-30 to take a break point. A brilliant power drive to the back corner is all Vekic needs though to save it and she uses the momentum to take the deuce advantage. In retaliation, Wozniacki pulls out her big serve which she uses to control points and despite the youngster taking the advantage a couple of times, aces for the set.
- - WOZNIACKI 5-1 - BREAK! Three break points for the Dane, one of them cancelled out after Vekic smashes a fantastic ace right near the back corner of the service court. She overcooks her next big forehand though, leaving Wozniacki to serve for the set.
- - WOZNIACKI 4-1 - The Dane gifts Vekic one point but holds a firm service game.
- - WOZNIACKI 3-1 - BREAK! Back on Hisense Arena (where we will stay for the time being), Wozniacki is already making waves against 16-year-old Vekic, whoc has a striking presence at the baseline but has lost her foothold early against the 10th seed Dane.
- - Caroline Wozniacki is up next on Hisense Arena against Croatian Donna Vekic. But first, let's catch up on what else is happening at Melbourne Park.
|Date of Birth||11/07/1990|
|Date of Birth||28/06/1996|