As of today it’s certain that women’s tennis will have a brand new world number one player when the rankings are refreshed on Monday, October 11th. As you must already know, it will be 20-year-old Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark.
The moment has been anticipated for a long time because of Wozniacki’s consistency, and especially after she won the Tokyo tournament last week, when it became a fact that she would reach the top of the rankings if she advances to the quarterfinals of the following event in Beijing. Well, that’s exactly what happened – Wozniacki beat Petra Kvitova 6-3 6-2 in the third round of the China Open, earning her impressive 56th match win in 2010.
Wozniacki, who started her professional career in 2005, will become the 20th player in the history of women’s tennis to reach the top position in the rankings and will end Serena Williams’ reign over the number one spot which will have lasted for 49 weeks, since November 2nd, 2009. The Dane has won 11 WTA singles titles, including five this season, and played the final of the 2009 US Open.
In the quarterfinals of the China Open Wozniacki will play former world number one Ana Ivanovic who won two tiebreaks to overcome seventh seed Elena Dementieva 7-6(2) 7-6(4). The two-set match featured a pair of tiebreaks even though Ivanovic served for the first set at 5-3, and even though Dementieva had a set point at 5-4 in the second set. (photo: Ralf Reinecke)