CAROLINE WOZNIACKI REACHES FIRST FINAL OF 2019 AT VOLVO CAR OPENPUBLISHED April 8, 2019
(April 8, 2019) – After struggling with a viral infection that kept her out of action in February, Caroline Wozniacki returned to form and reached her first final of 2019 at the Volvo Car Open. It was also the third time Wozniacki reached the final of the Charleston, South Carolina event, winning the championship in 2011.
Prior to reaching the Final, Caroline defeated Laura Siegemund in Round of 32 (6-2, 6-2) then earned another victory over Mihaela Buzarnescu in Round of 16 (6-4, 3-6, 6-3). Caroline had momentum and followed up R32 and R16 with two consecutive straight-set victories. Wozniacki defeated Maria Sakkari (6-2, 6-2) in the quarterfinals and proceeded to get a 6-3, 6-4 win over Petra Martic in the semifinals.
“I think I served well in most of the match and I think I returned really well most of the match as well, and I just tried to stay aggressive as much as I could and tried to make her run and make her move,” Wozniacki said after her victory over Martic. “It’s been a long time since I made this long run here, so I’m just really happy to be through to the finals once again, and I’ve been feeling great this week.”
Awaiting Caroline in the final was Madison Keys, whom Wozniacki is 2-0 against head to head. Wozniacki was aiming for her second Volvo Car Open title, but would ultimately be denied by Keys who earned the 7-5(5), 6-3 victory over the Dane.