Li & Wozniacki First Into Quarterfinals
Published January 23, 2011 12:00
World No.1 Wozniacki was the first to move through, starting slowly - she lost three of the first four games - but settling in nicely for a 63 64 victory against Anastasija Sevastova, who was playing her first Grand Slam second week.
"She was playing pretty flat and deep with her forehand, then she was spinning it up quite a bit with her backhand. It was tough to get a rhythm," Wozniacki said. "I'm happy I was able to fight and get a lot of balls back and get through."
Also moving into the quarterfinals was No.9 seed Li Na, who fired 27 winners - including 13 off of her deadly forehand wing - to pull off a minor upset over No.8 seed Victoria Azarenka, 63 63. Both Li and Azarenka had lost to Serena Williams here a year ago, Azarenka in the quarterfinals and Li in the semis.
"This is a dream for me. Until now I've just been following the dream," Li said. "Last year I needed two more steps. Hopefully this year I can do better."