Caroline Wozniacki Tops Prozorova at US Open in 1st Grand Slam Match Since Unretiring


NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 28: Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates a point against Tatiana Prozorova during their Women's Singles First Round match on Day One of the 2023 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2023 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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Competing in her very first significant given that ending her three-year retirement previously this summertime, previous world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki beat Tatiana Prozorova in straight sets in the preliminary of the U.S. Open on Monday night.

The two-time U.S. Open finalist won/lost by ratings of 6-3, 6-2. She is now 2-2 given that going back to competitors.

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Wozniacki left to an excellent start in the very first set. She broke Prozorova two times, consisting of for the set point.

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In the 2nd set, Wozniacki’s veteran experience continued to shine retreated from Prozorova. Wozniacki broke her twice prior to Prozorova made a break point of her own. The veteran closed things out with a 3rd break point to advance to the 2nd round.

A 30- time songs champ and 2018 Australian Open winner, Wozniacki stepped far from tennis in January2020 Throughout her time far from competitors, she brought to life 2 kids with her spouse, previous NBA gamer David Lee. She revealed her go back to the sport in June in an essay for Vogue

” Can I win the United States Open? I believe so,” she composed at the time. “Can I win the Australian Open? I believe so. That’s why I’m doing this. And I think we’ll see what takes place.”

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The 33- year-old made her return at the Canadian Open previously this month, winning her very first match versus qualifier Kimberly Birrell in straight sets prior to losing to 2023 Wimbledon champ Marketa Vondrousova in the 2nd round. She then lost in the preliminary of the Western & & Southern Open versus Varvara Gracheva, who was a late replacement for Elina Svitolina.

After going back to the triumph column on Monday, Wozniacki is now set to deal with No. 11 seed and two-time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova in the 2nd round. Kvitova beat Cristina Busca in straight sets on Monday.

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