Caroline Wozniacki is showing improved form this week as top seed in Seoul, reaching the semifinals with three straight-set wins, the last one, 6-2 6-3, coming in the quarters against seventh seed Klara Zakopalova, who stopped her five-match losing streak by beating Garbine Muguruza in the first round and then built on it by taking out Magdalena Rybarikova.
This is Wozniacki’s first time in three appearances at the Korea Open that she’s past the first round. Truth be told, those two appearances were five and six years ago, when the Dane was nowhere near her current top status.
Next for Wozniacki is eighth seed Ekaterina Makarova, whom she’s 4-0 against. Makarova confidently advanced to the semis, losing just 11 points on her serve en route to a 6-1 6-1 victory over defending champion Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez. The other semifinal will feature Varvara Lepchenko and Kaia Kanepi.
Meanwhile, a behind-the-scenes video of Wozniacki’s shoot, whose promotional photos we saw in June, is now available online. Wozniacki is proud to have her name on an underwear collection created in collaboration with Danish brand JBS. As you know, the 22-year-old is also involved in the design of her tennis dresses under the name of Adidas by Stella McCartney.