World No.23 Andrea Petkovic recorded her first victory over a top-ranked player in her first meeting with Caroline Wozniacki, beating the Dane 7-5 3-6 6-3 in the fourth round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.
The 23-year-old Petkovic had a precise strategy for this encounter and she managed to stick to it. Also, the facts that Wozniacki wasted three set points at 5-4 in the first set, committed more than 50 unforced errors in the match and converted only 5 of 17 break points helped Petkovic become the first German woman since Steffi Graf in 1999 to beat a reigning No.1
“I didn’t try to overpower her because she’s so good at bringing the ball back, so I tried to mix it up a little bit,” Petkovic told Tennis Channel.
Wozniacki, who won her 14th career title a week ago at Indian Wells, will remain No. 1 through at least April 18.
On another note, here’s the latest video of Wozniacki answering fans’ Facebook questions, including the one about her fashion – Wozniacki describes her style as nice, feminine, with not too much going on, like classic, feminine and cute. Hm, classic? Not too much going on?
Let’s also mention that seed No.16 Maria Sharapova staged an upset of her own with a 6-4 6-1 defeat of fourth seed Samantha Stosur in the fourth round of the Sony Ericsson Open. (photo: sr_cranks)