Caroline Wozniacki Wins On Grand Slam Comeback At US Open
Caroline Wozniacki won her opening match in her first Grand Slam appearance in over three years on Monday, beating Russian qualifier Tatiana Prozorova
Caroline Wozniacki won her opening match in her first Grand Slam appearance in over three years on Monday, beating Russian qualifier Tatiana Prozorova 6-3, 6-2 at the US Open. The former world number one from Denmark returned to tennis earlier this month, having retired after the 2020 Australian Open to start a family, and giving birth to two children. Wozniacki broke three times in the first set against her 227th-ranked opponent who was making her Grand Slam main draw debut and playing just her third tour-level event.
Prozorova required treatment for a leg injury between sets before Wozniacki, the US Open runner-up in 2009 and 2014, wrapped up victory and set up a meeting with another former Grand Slam champion, Petra Kvitova.
"It feels amazing to be back," said the 33-year-old Wozniacki, who was handed a wild card entry for the tournament.
"Obviously I was very nervous to be out here having not been out here since 2019."
"It's amazing to get another chance. To get a win under my belt, it feels so special," she added.
"I love playing out here. It's just so electric, there's such a buzz coming out here in New York to play."
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