Following an impressive couple of days in Madrid, Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki are through to the third round of the Madrid Open, where they will meet to determine who will advance to the following stage. This marks the 12th time that the two competitors will cross paths on the WTA Tour, with Wozniacki leading the Head to Head series 7-4.
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Seeded ninth at this year’s event due to her drop in ranking, Radwanska scored her second straight sets victory in a row this week with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Casey Dellacqua. The Pole was not broken once in the match and showed positive signs in her service games and movement. She is clearly motivated to perform this week in Madrid and the stats in her second round match make this abundantly evident; Aga won 71% of her first service points, saved all six of the break points she faced and needed only 69 minutes to earn the victory.
Later on in the day, Wozniacki was faced with a tougher match-up against Christina McHale, who forced her to contest a marathon opening set that lasted nearly as long as several other matches that day. She rallied from a break down at 2-4 to snatch the set 7-5. From there she stormed to victory with a bagel set to finish 7-5, 6-0. Unlike the grueling opening set, the second lasted a total of 24 minutes. Overall, she struck five aces, won 74 percent of her first service points and converted six break points to earn the victory.
This is the 12th time that Radwanska and Wozniacki will meet on the professional circuit with the Dane leading the head-to-head series 6-4. After Aga had won three consecutive encounters between 2012-13, Wozniacki won their most recent two meetings, one at the Cincinnati Masters event, while the other was during the Round Robin stage of the WTA Championship. Given that Radwanska is yet to find consistency, it is difficult to pick against Wozniacki.
Prediction: Caroline Wozniacki in Three Sets