For the first time in her career, at the Sony Ericsson Open, Caroline Wozniacki defeated Serena Williams, and it happened now that Wozniacki is not No.1 any more. To make the quarterfinal victory greater, it came in straight sets, 6-4 6-4. Interestingly, their winners-to-errors differentials were practically the same – Wozniacki 12/13, Williams 34/36.
Wozniacki thinks that her success lies in the fact that she made Williams run and restricted her own unforced errors, while Williams believes she played just 20% of her full potential and made a lot of unforced errors. I especially love this quote of Serena: “Everyone I play always plays the match of the year”.
Wozniacki’s plan for the upcoming semifinal against Maria Sharapova is also to make her move. Sharapova has a 3-2 record against Wozniacki, although it was the Dane who won their last two hardcourt meetings, in straight sets. Sharapova advanced to the Sony Ericson Open semifinals with a 6-3 6-0 win over Li Na. (photo: © Neal Trousdale)