Wozniacki down Stosur to win sixth straight at Wuhan Open

Updated: 2016-09-27 09:39


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WUHAN - Former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki extended her winning streak to six matches with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. 16 seed Samantha Stosur at the WTA Wuhan Open.

Wozniacki down Stosur to win sixth straight at Wuhan Open

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reacts as she competes against Samantha Stosur of Australia in their women's singles first round match during the WTA Wuhan Open 2016 tennis tournament in Wuhan city, central China's Hubei province, 26 September 2016.  [Photo/IC]

Just over 48 hours after winning her first title of 2016 at the Toray Pan Pacific Open, Wozniacki was back on court in Wuhan taking on former US Open champion Stosur, who had reached the French Open semifinals earlier this year.

Still, the Dane looked sharp against Stosur, winning 73% of her first serves and converting five of six break point opportunities. Even against the Aussie's formidable serves, the Dane won half of her first serve points on return, following an aggressive pattern observed last week in Tokyo.

Wozniacki has shaken off the rusty form at the beginning of the season to embrace a hardcourt resurgence recently which saw her reach the US Open semifinal.

Up next for Wozniacki is Czech youngster Katerina Siniakova.