Caroline Wozniacki went on to a resounding straight-sets victory over challenger Chanelle Scheepers in the second round of the 2013 U.S Open on Thursday, 6-1, 6-2.
Scheepers actually won the first game of the match, as Wozniacki lost a 30-15 advantage. Scheepers won the game with a backhand volley to go up in the first set, 1-0.
But the world No. 8 got it going after that, while Scheepers faltered. Scheepers lost the second game off a backhand unforced error, the third game off a backhand forced error, the fourth game off a forehand unforced error, the fifth game off a forehand forced error and the sixth game off a forehand forced error.
In the midst of all of this, the two treated spectators to a 30-shot rally.
The official Twitter account of the U.S. Open hit us with the highlight:
It took Wozniacki a mere 28 minutes to capture the first set, 6-1, despite losing the first game.
Scheepers committed 15 unforced errors in the first set, while Wozniacki committed six, per USOpen.org. Wozniacki won 69 percent of first-serve points and 68 percent of return points in the first set.
It didn't get much easier for Scheepers from there. The 29-year-old South African didn't earn a single point in the first two games of the second set, losing the first game on a backhand forced error and the second game on a forehand forced error.
At this point, she had committed 18 unforced errors.
Scheepers bounced back, though, winning a back-and-forth third game to close the distance. Wozniacki lost the third game of the set with a backhand unforced error.
But Scheepers' "comeback" was short-lived. Wozniacki won the next two games of the set, with Scheepers only capturing a combined three points during that span. Wozniacki had widened the lead in the second set, 4-1.
Wozniacki went on to win the set, 6-2, to advance to the third round.
Scheepers committed 27 unforced errors in the match. Wozniacki won 71 percent of first-serve points, 60 percent of second-serve points, 100 percent of net points, 67 percent of break points and 64 percent of return points, via USOpen.org. She posted 14 winners in the match.
Wozniacki has won the matches she has been expected to win thus far in the 2013 U.S. Open after coming into the major with a 27-19 singles record this year.
Wozniacki plays Italian Camila Giorgi in the third round.
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