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Caroline Wozniacki Opens in Style, Defeats Timea Bacsinszky at Indian Wells

Sergey ZikovSenior Analyst IMarch 13, 2009

It only took Danish phenom Caroline Wozniacki 68 minutes to punch her ticket into the third round at the BNP Paribas Open. She disposed of Swiss teen Timea Bacsinszky in straight sets again, 6-1, 6-1.

Wozniacki, playing in Stadium Three, produced the exact result the crowd was expecting. Just not the result they were hoping for, as the match was over incredibly quickly.

Caroline took the ball first to start out the match, and held fairly easily. Bacsinszky, despite double faulting on a chance to even the match, would overcome a couple break points to hold. Wozniacki, again dominating play with her first serve, held easily for a 2-1 lead.

Caroline continued to pressure Bacsinszky's serve, creating more break point chances. This time, the Swiss teen's shaky service broke and Wozniacki took a 3-1 lead. For the third time in the first set, Caroline's first serve dictated points for 4-1.

Nothing new, Caroline continued to harass Timea's serve, creating even more break points. Wozniacki would take the first set minutes later, without facing a single break point chance in the set. She won all but three points off her first serve despite not hitting any aces.

Bacsinszky made a few basic changes in her serve for the second set, but none that made a difference. Wozniacki was all over her and got a third consecutive break.

However, the next game was not expected. Caroline began taking more chances on her second serve. It lead to her first double fault and break point allowed, which Bacsinszky cashed in on to even the set.

Caroline broke back immediately in the next game for the fourth consecutive. She then cut out the extra chances on her serve and saw results, holding at love for a 3-1 lead.

It was routine for Wozniacki from there on out, as she bagged two more breaks and held serve for the 6-1 set win.

 

WOZNIACKI MATCH STATS

  • Aces: 0
  • Double Faults: 2
  • First Serve: 68%
  • 1st Serve Points Won: 27/32 (84%)
  • 2nd Serve Points Won: 3/15 (20%)
  • Break Points Saved: 2/3 (67%)
  • Break Points Won: 6/15 (40%)
  • Service Games Played: 7
  • Return Games Played: 7
  • Total Points Won: 64/104 (62%)

Caroline will take on the winner of 18th-seed Kaia Kanepi of Estonia and Virginie Razzano of France, which will be played later today on Court Four.

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