Caroline Wozniacki was forced to contest one of the toughest opening sets in the first round of the ladies singles draw at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships, yet she was able to work her way through the match to set up a second round encounter against Denisa Allertova. This will mark the first time that the two competitors will cross paths on the professional tour.
In a surprising display on court, Caroline Wozniacki, the fifth seed at Wimbledon, found herself in a fight on Tuesday night, as she was forced to work her way down from a double break deficit in the opening set to beat Zheng Saisai. From there, te Dane found her confidence and stormed to a bagel set in the second to close out the contest 7-5 6-0.
“I’m just happy to be out there on Centre Court,” Wozniacki said. “It was a bit of a shaky start – it was tough to see with the sun coming down – and that didn’t help with the nerves. But I managed to fight for every point and in the end I played well.
“You just want to make a good start to Wimbledon, it’s always tricky in the first round, so I’m happy with how I turned it around and really stepped it up in the second set.”
Wozniacki will come up against Denisa Allertova, who needed three sets to defeat Siniakova. She won the match 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in one hour and 56 minutes, which included 22 winners and 37 unforced errors.
This will mark the first time that the two competitors will cross paths on the professional tour. While anything is possible in a match, Wozniacki proved that she is capable to dealing with trouble in a contest and should be able to find her way into the third round of the Championships.
Prediction: Caroline Wozniacki in Straight Sets