Perfect Returns Help Caroline Wozniacki Return to US Open Semi

Caroline Wozniacki defeated Sara Errani to storm into her first Grand Slam semifinal in three years.

updated: September 03, 2014 14:34 IST
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Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates after defeating Sara Errani of Italy in their women's singles quarterfinal match.


New York: Caroline Wozniacki knew, as anyone paying attention does, that the woman she played in the U.S. Open quarterfinals, Sara Errani, does not hit booming serves. (Complete coverage of US Open)

And after noticing that Errani's previous opponent, Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, tried unsuccessfully to pound those soft serves, Wozniacki decided the best course of action was simply to make sure she put those balls in play. (Also read: Wozniacki to face Shuai Peng in semis)

Getting all 34 of Errani's serves back over the net, and then claiming 26 of those points, Wozniacki parlayed six breaks and a 26-12 total edge in winners into a 6-0, 6-1 victory over the 13th-seeded Errani in a wind-whipped match Tuesday night.

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