Caroline Wozniacki experienced no problems with the wrist injury which troubled her in the quarterfinal loss to Agnieszka Radwanska in Sydney, even though she did enter her opening match at the Australian Open nervously, not sure of how the injury would behave.
Still, it was all good for the world No.1 and she brushed aside Anastasia Rodionova of Australia 6-2 6-1. Rodionova made 36 unforced errors, three times more than Wozniacki, and converted zero break opportunities. World No.83 Anna Tatishvili of Georgia will be Wozniacki’s opponent in the second round.
Working the Tomato Adidas by Stella McCartney dress, Wozniacki is battling to retain her top ranking this fortnight. If she doesn’t manage to reach the fourth round, and seed No.13 Jelena Jankovic is her biggest opponent on that way, Wozniacki will not be No.1 any more.
Additional info: Over the weekend we had two tournament finishes, with Victoria Azarenka and Mona Barthel emerging as titlists, and on Monday at the Australian Open both the players advanced. Sydney champion Azarenka breezed past Heather Watson, while Barthel, who surprised in Hobart by going all the way to the title from qualifying, won the first set against Anne Keothavong 6-0 but then Keothavong retired because of food poisoning. (photo via Adidas)