Indian Wells Quarterfinal: Caroline Wozniacki vs. Vera Zvonareva

Sergey ZikovSenior Analyst IMarch 17, 2009

Caroline Wozniacki just keeps winning at Indian Wells. After defeating long-time friend Urszula Radwanska in straight sets, she already knew whom her next opponent would be.

It wasn't much of a surprise either.

Tournament No. 4 Vera Zvonareva was looming ahead. Zvonareva defeated Li Na of China earlier, 6-4, 6-4. She hasn't fell under the upset bug like many other top seeds so far in the desert.

She just keeps plowing ahead. Vera has not dropped a set yet, but also has not faced a ranked opponent. 

Zvonareva's serve has been either hit-or-miss all tournament. Her aces have been higher than normal, but she has also double faulted more. She has also been extremely opportunistic thus far, converting a very high percentage of her break point chances.

She has had a few areas of concern though. Six double faults in a 98 minute match is enough to make anyone nauseous. Her second serve has also been poor, but it hasn't made a big difference. The ground strokes are money.

  • Caroline is again 0-0 lifetime against Zvonareva.
  • Caroline is 15-5 in 2009. Zvonareva is 15-2, with a title at Pattaya City last month.
  • Caroline is now 7-2 lifetime at Indian Wells.
  • Coming off her victory at Pattaya City, Zvonareva lost in straight sets to Virginie Razzano in Dubai. Razzano retired to Kaia Kanepi at Indian Wells.

Fearless Projection: Wozniacki 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

 

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