Following a strong start to her 2015 campaign at the French Open, Caroline Wozniacki will move on to the second round at Roland Garros, where she will come up against Germany’s Julia Goerges. This marks the eighth time that these two competitors will cross paths on the tour and the second time this season. Wozniacki leads the competitive head-to-head series 4-3, including wins in their two most recent matches on the tour.
Wozniacki was another one of the players who was handed a tough opening match on the tour, yet she still managed to pass the opening test with flying colours. Faced with the task of beating Karin Knapp, who had won the Nurenberg title last week, Wozniacki managed to close out the match in straight sets. Knapp played great for the first four games but was clearly tired from her title win and struck 50 unforced errors to hand the match over to the Dane.
“Four games in or five games in we played like 40-something minutes. It’s ridiculous,” Wozniacki said. “It was really close from the beginning, a lot of deuces and advantages. She’s playing really well. She won last week. So it was a tough first round, but nothing unusual from my other draws this year. I was ready and kind of excited – I knew the longer we played the better for me, so I didn’t mind at all.”
Up next for Wozniacki is Julia Gorges, who defeated CoCo Vandeweghe in three sets 6-2, 5-7, 6-1.
“I have had a lot of tough matches against her in the past,” Wozniacki said of the German. “It’s never easy playing against her. I’m just going to be ready and competitive. It’s not going to be that much different from today’s match – big serve, big forehand. So yeah, I’m just excited for it.”
This marks the eighth time that these two competitors will cross paths on the tour and the second time this season. Woznaicki leads the competitive head-to-head series 4-3, including wins in their two most recent matches on the tour.
Prediction: Caroline Wozniacki in Three Sets