Jovanovski upsets Azarenka at Wimbledon, Cibulkova and Wozniacki win

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 Caroline Wozniacki


8th seeded Vika Azarenka, back after having taken an injury break since March, took on the 45th ranked Serb, Bojana Jovanovski who had never been further than the 2nd round at Wimbledon. The hard hitting Jovanovski made a great start and took the first set 6-3 in 33 minutes, but Vika hung on in the tight second set and after a hard fought 5th game, led 4-1 and advantage, but the Serb saved the game to hold for 2-4. Azarenka took the next game easily to force Jovanovski to serve to stay in the set. The Serb came back from 0-40 to win the game on her first ad point, but Vika served out the set to love. Jovanovski took the first two games of the decider before Vika held. She then broke and held again to lead 4-1. In typical Vika style, she broke back to level at 4-4 and 5-5. In the 10th game the Serb finally hung on to her serve with massive serves and came from 0-40 to take the set at 7-5 after 2 hours and 3 minutes on court for the biggest women’s upset of the day.

16th seeded Caroline Wozniacki took on home hope Naomi Broady, ranked at 163. The Brit had never made it past the 1st round and the Dane made sure that she would not do so in 2014 either. She took the first set 6-3 and broke immediately in the second set. Body got on the scoreboard in the 3rd game and continued to get points in each game, but Wozniacki served out the set at 6-2.

10th seed Dominika Cibulkova took on 89th ranked Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium. In her first Wimbledon, the Belgian defeated the experienced Monica Niculescu to make the second round. She showed her mettle again in taking the first set against the Slovak 6-3. Cibulkova got an early break to lead 3-1 in the second set before the Belgian levelled. Cibulkova got to 5-3 and served for the set – and took it 6-3 after a very long game. It was the Belgian who broke first in the decider and went 4-1 up, but the Slovak battled back to 6-6 and take the last two games for an 8-6 set.

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