Caroline Wozniacki Advances In Second Round Of 2013 AEGON International; Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber Fall

Caroline Wozniacki (click to enlarge)

Took a little blog break after the Wegmans LPGA Championship. Was going to wait until Wimbledon started to start posting again, but my Caroline Wozniacki fandom compelled me to come back early. I remain a believer in Caroline. Although getting to the 3rd round of the 2013 AEGON International seems underwhelming considering Wozniacki is a former world #1, I do think it’s a nice step forward. Laura Robson is a dangerous opponent. Getting by her 6-4 6-4 is a nice win for Caro. Even better would be if she can get by her next opponent, the similarly formidable Ekaterina Makarova. Usually, I would say the AEGON International isn’t really all that important to win for top players. I’d recommend getting a few grass court rounds in and then rest up for the real jewel next week, Wimbledon.

Petra Kvitova (click to enlarge)

That’s why I look at Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber and Samantha Stosur being upset with little alarm. I am not saying they were trying to tank the matches. 2011 Wimbledon champion Kvitova took Yanina Wickmayer to a 5-7 3rd set before bowing out, so I don’t think she was trying to lose. That said, I think it’s better for players who could contend to get some matches in on grass and then rest up for the fortnight.

 

singles – Second round
EKATERINA MAKAROVA (RUS) D [3] ANGELIQUE KERBER (GER) | 6 – 3 | 6 – 4 |  
[5] CAROLINE WOZNIACKI (DEN) D LAURA ROBSON (GBR) | 6 – 4 | 6 – 4 |  
[6] MARIA KIRILENKO (RUS) D ELENA BALTACHA (GBR) | 4 – 6 | 6 – 4 | 6 – 3 |  
YANINA WICKMAYER (BEL) D [4] PETRA KVITOVA (CZE) | 3 – 6 | 6 – 4 | 7 – 5 |  
ELENA VESNINA (RUS) D HEATHER WATSON (GBR) | 6 – 1 | 3 – 6 | 6 – 2 |  
[2/W] NA LI (CHN) D MARION BARTOLI (FRA) | 0 – 0 |  
LUCIE SAFAROVA (CZE) D SAMANTHA STOSUR (AUS) | 7 – 6 (5) | 6 – 3 |  
JAMIE HAMPTON (USA) D SU-WEI HSIEH (TPE) | 6 – 4 | 7 – 6 (2) |  

 

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MARIA KIRILENKO

 

 

ELENA VESNINA

 

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI

 

EKATERINA MAKAROVA

 

YANINA WICKMAYER

 

LUCIE SAFAROVA

 

JAMIE HAMPTON

 

PETRA KVITOVA

 

ANGELIQUE KERBER

 

 

LAURA ROBSON

 

 

HEATHER WATSON

 

SAMANTHA STOSUR

 

 

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