Wozniacki upsets Pliskova for first win over a world number one

In the first quarterfinal on Friday at the Rogers Cup, Caroline Wozniacki recorded an epic victory over Karolina Pliskova and earned her first win over a world number one in a spectacular fashion.

The sixth-seeded Wozniacki was 5-1 down in the first set and 4-2 down in the third but came back to defeat Pliskova in almost three hours, after multiple rain delays, 7-5 6-7(5) 6-4. In as many as 222 points, Wozniacki recorded just 15 unforced errors and she even hit more aces than the ace-machine Pliskova, eight to five.

“Almost every tournament I’ve played this year there has been a rain delay, so at this point I just have to laugh because I feel like it is following me,” said Wozniacki, who then added that wet weather must be bringing her luck as she’s had success at all her rain-affected tournaments this year.

Prior to today’s match, Wozniacki’s record against top-ranked WTA players had been 0-6, with five losses to Serena Williams and one to Dinara Safina.

In the semifinals, Wozniacki will face Sloane Stephens, who defeated Lucie Safarova 6-2 1-6 7-5.

Additional info: I hope you enjoyed my photographer‘s coverage of the Rogers Cup leading up to the quarterfinals. Today he went to Cincinnati, where he’ll photograph the Western & Southern Open for the first time.

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4 thoughts on “Wozniacki upsets Pliskova for first win over a world number one

  1. C

    Caroline’s won more of their meetings so I’m not surprised. If she makes the final it would be great to see her win.

  2. Emman Damian

    I’m surprise it’s her first win ever. Too bad she can’t convert it on Finals Day! She’s a nice girl and I was so sad seeing her cry during the speech. Hope she wins her first title. Hopefully on her 7th final this year.

  3. Marija Post author

    And she lost the final big time, getting bageled in the 2nd set. Must be devastating to lose all of your SIX finals in one year.

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