Caroline Wozniacki one win away from third title at New Haven

Caroline WozniackiThis is the third time Caroline Wozniacki is playing at New Haven and she still hasn’t lost a match here, improving to 12-0 with a 1-6 6-3 7-6(5) triumph over Elena Dementieva in this year’s semifinals.

The top-seeded Wozniacki will play eighth seed Nadia Petrova in the final of the Pilot Pen Tennis at Yale. Wozniacki is 2-1 lifetime against Petrova, with both the wins coming this season, at Indian Wells and Charleston. The one encounter Wozniacki lost was two years ago and she had to retire.

Wozniacki is occupying the top spot in the final Olympus US Open Series standings for 2010, meaning that the US Open title would bring her an additional $1 million. Wozniacki was runner-up at last year’s US Open, and this time she’ll be No.1 seed.

Additional info: A couple of days ago Wozniacki said how she would like to take a class or two at Yale, probably online. It would be a nice addition to her life, so that not everything revolves around tennis. She wanted to carry that idea out this year, but her professional obligations prevented her from doing so. (photo: Ralf Reinecke)

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4 thoughts on “Caroline Wozniacki one win away from third title at New Haven

  1. marine

    Wow, Caro won this one as well. I think she can have a pretty good shot at US Open title. Go Caroline!

  2. Milano

    I don't know about her USO chances.She has played way too many matches coming to the Open so i'm not sure if her body will endure.
    BTW she sooooooo reminds me of Jankovic from 07.Playing in so many tournaments(too many?) and winning so many matches.

  3. Marija Post author

    The good thing is that Caroline is very relaxed about being the top seed and everything. If her body endures, and for now there are no concerns, she could be considered a favorite.

    Yes, her and Jankovic's career do resemble. Hopefully Caroline's won't shatter as quickly as Jankovic's did. Ok, it's not shattered but it's considerably less successful.

  4. marine

    I think if one is to be considered as a top player they should be able to win a lot of tournaments.

    In the past grand slam champions used to be a force won a lot of other tournaments,too. At present there is not many people in WTA who are like that.
    In my opinion the most impressive person on tour now is Kim Clijsters. She's got a family to look after but still she is one of the best on the tour. I mean, to get to no 3 in a year – that's something few other players did.

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