Top seed Wozniacki breezes into second round

Updated: Sep 01, 2010, 12:17 PM IST

New York: Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark made short work of American wildcard Chelsey Gullickson, breezing into the second round of the US Open with a 6-1, 6-1 victory to close out Tuesday`s programme.

Wozniacki, who has compiled a 14-1 record since Wimbledon and won four titles this season, had a light workout against Gullickson, a University of Georgia All-American playing in her first grand slam.

The 20-year-old Dane, runner-up to Belgian Kim Clijsters at last year`s US championship, faced three break points in the match and never lost serve in the 61-minute rout.

"I love being back here, especially playing the night session," she said, despite having to wait until nearly midnight to begin her first-round match after a series of long contests on Arthur Ashe center court.

"A win is a win," said Wozniacki, aiming for her first grand slam title. "It doesn`t really matter what time I get on.”

"It`s a great feeling. I was happy to be out there. I`m happy to be through to the second round."

Wozniacki advanced to a second-round match against Chang Kai-chen of Taiwan, a straight sets winner over Spain`s Carla Suarez Navarro.

Bureau Report