24
Jun
11

Wozniacki & Sharapova cruise into the next round.

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Wozniacki looked every inch a world number one as she dismissed Razzano in an hour and 11 minutes, cruising to a 6-1 6-3 win. She made just one unforced error in a wonderful display of hitting, most notably on her backhand which kept Razzano pinned behind the baseline, often scrambling to recover the ball. Despite the recent trend of the top-ranked woman failing to deliver in grand slams, Wozniacki insists she is putting herself under no extra pressure to validate her position as the game’s leading lady. “I think I deserve to be where I am,” she said. “I’ve won so many tournaments, five already this year. I’m playing good tennis, I’m young, I’m competitive. My time will come. “Obviously you want to win them, but everybody else wants to be number one. Right now I have one of those two and I want to try to keep it as long as possible. I’m going to try to fight to win a grand slam as well.” Wozniacki will now play 27th seed Jarmila Gajdosova in the next round.

Laura Robson bowed out of Wimbledon – but only after giving former champion and this year’s title favourite Maria Sharapova a scare on Court One. Robson, 17, made the perfect start and raced into a 4-1 lead but Sharapova broke back to draw level before taking the set into a tie-break. Sharapova, who was Robson’s age when she won the title here in 2004, then had to come from a mini-break down to claim the opening set. The Russian stepped up a gear in the second set and opened a 5-1 lead but Robson showed real heart to keep battling and broke Sharapova’s serve to stay in the match. Eventually, Sharapova, the three-time grand slam champion, prevailed 7-6 (7/4) 6-3 and she will now face Klara Zakopalova.

 

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