Yastremska loses to Wozniacki in Round 2 of Australian Open

Wozniacki keeps Australian Open dream alive with big win over Yastremska

Wozniacki, however, wasn't amused with her opponent taking a break at a crucial juncture.

It had happened at the Hua Hin Open in 2019 as well, where Yastremska came back from 5-2 down in the final set to defeat Ajla Tomljanovic but not before she had taken a timeout.

Caroline Wozniacki refused to be rushed into retirement on Wednesday as the former world number one fought back from 5-1 down in the first set to beat Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska 7-5 7-5 in the second round of the Australian Open.

After the match, Yastremska was quick to dismiss those accusations and cited a left hip injury that she suffered in the Brisbane International recently, as well as right leg pain that had surfaced during this tournament, as her reasons.

Wozniacki is one of the very few who knows how, because she is one of the very few who can execute the strategy with regularity and precision.

"It's a bit emotional for me", said Wozniacki, victor of the 2018 Australian Open, who announced in December that this will be her final round.

"I took (the time-out) because I felt I needed it", she said. I had match point.

It could go down as one of the most grueling wins of the former world no. 1's career, after she claimed the opening set despite being down 5-1, and rallied again to claim the second set after dropping the opening three games.

And so out of all the things that she does discipline wise, and she's as disciplined as anyone on tour, I think she eats about a bag of candy a day.

"The crowd really got behind me so that was so special". She further said that at 5-4, she didn't think there was anything wrong and Yastremska was running just fine. And Wozniacki has proven over the last decade and a half that she's a master of it. But she lost six games in a row, and Wozniacki's comeback followed in the second set - after Yastremska's initial advantage of 3:0. Bertens won the match 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.

Caroline Wozniacki had tears in her eyes as she kept alive her dreams of a triumphant farewell to tennis at the Australian Open yesterday. "I'm not getting depth on the ball", Wozniacki told reporters. Wozniacki will next face World No. 78 Ons Jabeur in the third round.



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