Caroline Wozniacki ousted Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open

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Caroline Wozniacki ousts Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open
World number one Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark continued her sublime form to beat the 43rd ranked American, Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open at Miami, Florida on Thursday night. The
20-year-old top seed secured the straight sets victory at 6-2, 7-5, taking just one hour and twenty three minutes of play.
The Dane received a bye into the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open and advanced to the third round by winning her encounter with the American. Wozniacki displayed her prime form once again to register her 20th win
of the running WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) season. She improved her head-to-head record against Mattek-Sands to 2-0, previously defeating the American at Rome in 2009.
“Bethanie is a tough player to play,” said Wozniacki in her post match reviews, “You never know what to expect from her, and she’s going for her shots no matter where she’s standing on the court, and it’s difficult to get the rhythm.”
The top seed appeared in brilliant touch and carried on her winning momentum from her 14th career title victory at Indian Wells last Sunday. She faced no real challenge in the opening set of the match but had to manoeuvre
her way through to the second set to ensure victory. Wozniacki played with her typical aggression, giving away minimum opportunities to her opponent and crafting chaances of her own in the contest.
Mattek-Sands served decently in the game, delivering her first serve with 66 per cent accuracy and committing just one double fault. However her huge number of unforced errors wore her out in the contest against the top seed competitor.
The American spilled out 49 unforced errors in the matchup, in contrast to Wozniacki’s 15. Mattek-Sands received eight chances to hit a serve break in the game but the 26-year-old converted just three chances out of them.
The world number one took down her opponent in every segment of the game. She delivered 79 per cent of her first serve on target, without conceding a double fault and secured 40 out of 62 total serve points in the game. Wozniacki
crafted 10 chances to crack a serve break and cashed in eight out of them to come out as a winner.
Wozniacki broke her opponent three times in the opener and reeled off 30 out of 52 total serve points in the set. Her bleak opponent submitted the first set to the top seed Dane at 6-2 in the opening 40 minutes of play. A stiff
contest was witnessed in the following set, with Mattek-Sands cracking a serve break early but two break points from Wozniacki marked an end to the match at 7-5.
The Dane will take on the 29th seed Slovak, Dniela Hantuchova in the next round of the competition. Hantuchova outplayed Melanie Oudin of the United States in straight sets 6-1, 6-3, in the second round of the Sony Ericsson



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