Published: Fri, October 26, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Wozniacki struggles in WTA title defence

Wozniacki struggles in WTA title defence

Caroline Wozniacki overcame a mid-match wobble and withstood a barrage of big hitting to get her WTA Finals title defence back on track with a 7-5 3-6 6-2 victory over Petra Kvitova at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Tuesday.

Defending champion Wozniacki managed to beat her fourth-seeded opponent, the 2011 champion, after a marathon match that lasted almost two and a half hours, improving her chances of reaching the knockout stage, reports Efe.

"I played much better today", Wozniacki said on court after the match. I just tried to stay focused and get a lot of balls back.

The dynamic 26-year-old's easy 6-2, 6-4 triumph in Singapore was sweet revenge for Pliskova, who lost to Wozniacki in the semis at last year's WTA Finals.

Svitolina, who had defeated another Czech, Petra Kvitova, on Sunday 6-3 6-3, now needs to win just one more set against the Dane Caroline Wozniacki to reach the semifinals.

Sensing her title defence was in tatters, Wozniacki regrouped to break at the start of the decider when she put away a backhand to win the longest rally of the match, and ran away with the contest as Kvitova wilted in the final set.

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Wozniacki needed a medical timeout and the six-minute break seemingly halted Kvitova's momentum but the Czech regrouped and levelled it up emphatically with a sliced backhand victor.

Win of Elina Svitolina in three sets kept the chances for the semi-finals of all four participants in the White group.

Wozniacki needed a medical timeout and the six-minute break seemingly halted Kvitova's momentum but the Czech regrouped and levelled it up emphatically with a sliced backhand victor.

The Ukrainian sixth seed edged a tight first set, but was blown away in the second beofre clinching a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 win over Czech seventh seed Pliskova. "I am just going to recover and be ready for it".

Elina Svitolina plays Karolina Pliskova later on Tuesday.

"It was actually a very tough game, because we were both I think a little bit struggling with our nerves in the few opening games, a few opportunities here and there".

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