Wozniacki rallies to overcome Kuznetsova

New York: World number one Caroline Wozniacki was two games away from being dismissed by former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets before roaring back to reach the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open on Monday.

The 15th-seeded Kuznetsova, the 2004 winner, won six of the last seven points of their first-set tiebreaker and led 4-1 in the second set before the Danish top seed recovered for a 6-7 7-5 6-1 win under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Wozniacki broke the 26-year-old Russian`s serve four times in a row to charge back in the second set and claim a 2-0 lead in the third on her way to a victory that kept alive her hopes of claiming a first major title.

The victory put 21-year-old Wozniacki, winner of six tournaments this year, into the last eight against Germany`s Andrea Petkovic, a 6-1 6-4 winner against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in her fourth-round match.

Bureau Report

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