Wozniacki Too Strong For Stephens

Caroline Wozniacki extended her unbeaten record over Sloane Stephens to reach the quarterfinals in Eastbourne.

Published June 18, 2014 12:13


Embedded code:

EASTBOURNE, England - Caroline Wozniacki continued her impressive start to the grass court season with a straight set win over Sloane Stephens in the second round of the Aegon International.

The Plot
In four previous meetings with Stephens, Wozniacki had never lost so much as a set, winning the most recent of these, 6-1, 6-0, earlier this year, in Miami. Following an early exit at the French Open, she warmed up for their latest encounter by overcoming Samantha Stosur in the opening round.

The Turning Point
Wozniacki was champion in Eastbourne five years ago and looked very much at home on the grass during her 6-3, 6-3 victory. A solitary break at the start of each set proved the difference between the two, as the Dane soaked up the best Stephens could throw at her.

As the match progressed, Wozniacki grew in confidence, mixing some more adventurous shotmaking into her usual consistent game. It proved too much for Stephens, who pushed a backhand wide to slip to defeat after just 66 minutes.

"I feel great - it's amazing to be playing out here and Sloane is a tough opponent so I'm really pleased about the way the match went," Wozniacki said. "I'm through to the next round and hopefully I can get at least one more match out here on the grass.

"I felt like I played very consistently. I ran down everything really well and I just tried to take the ball as early as possible."

What's Next
In the quarterfinals, Wozniacki faces Camila Giorgi, who came back from the brink to defeat wildcard Johanna Konta. Giorgi won the pair's previous meeting at last year's US Open.

Share this page!

Related news

  • Wozniacki On "Special" Singapore

    October 13, 2015
    Thinking of going to Singapore this year? Watch highlights from Caroline Wozniacki's recent visit to the beautiful island city-state right here on wtatennis.com.
  • WTA Star Wars At Linz Player Party

    October 13, 2015
    The WTA stars traded tennis racquets for lightsabers and ray guns at the Star Wars-themed player party at the Generali Ladies Linz. Who dressed up as Princess Leia?
  • Lucie Safarova On Her Scary Ordeal

    October 12, 2015
    Lucie Safarova makes her return to the tour this week from a bacterial infection that kept her out of the entire Asian swing. She describes her scary ordeal to wtatennis.com.
To The Top