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Tennis: Wozniacki wallops Errani to reach US open semis

Published on Sep 3, 2014 7:25 PM
 
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates defeating Sara Errani of Italy in their women's quarter-finals singles match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, on Sep 2, 2014. Caroline Wozniacki used her aggressive groundstroke game to near perfection on Tuesday and pummeled Italy’s Sara Errani 6-0 6-1 to reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (REUTERS) – Caroline Wozniacki used her aggressive groundstroke game to near perfection on Tuesday and pummeled Italy’s Sara Errani 6-0 6-1 to reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open.

The 10th seed reached the last four at a grand slam for the first time since 2011 by beating Errani at her own strategy, engaging in long baseline rallies but using superior power to open the court and find lanes for winners.

Dane Wozniacki walloped winners of all varieties, belting 26 of them to just 12 for her Italian opponent, who looked dazed and confused at times on court.

The match ended when an Errani forehand hit the net tape and flopped back on her own side of the net and the strains of “Sweet Caroline” began to serenade Wozniacki over the loudspeaker.

 
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