Caroline Wozniacki beat Sara Errani 6-4 6-2 in the second round of the China Open and if she wins her third round match against Petra Kvitova she will become the first Danish player to reach the No.1 ranking. By overtaking Serena Williams at the top position, Wozniacki would become the 20th WTA player ever to raise to the highest spot in the rankings.
Wozniacki and Kvitova have faced each other three times, but never on hardcourts. The 35th-ranked Czech allowed Wozniacki to win only two games in their last meeting, this year on Wimbledon grass.
The victory over Errani was the world No.2 Wozniacki’s first win at the China Open in four attempts, and let’s see if she’ll pull off the crucial second one. (photo: Ralf Reinecke)