Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki was boosted into the semi-finals of the 2016 US Open Tennis Championships. She breezed through an easy quarterfinal victory against an injured Anastasija Sevastova. Wozniacki will be facing Angelique Kerber in the semi-finals.
According to a match report by BBC, Latvian athlete Sevastova suffered a heavy fall as early as the second game of the match. She needed “heavy strapping” on her right ankle and was clearly having a difficult time keeping up with her opponent. The first set was concluded easily with a 6-0 scoreline.
Sevastova fought on to finish the match, but Wozniacki eventually took the second set 6-2. The victory gives the Dane her fifth US Open semi-final appearance. She was seeded fourth in the same event last year, but is currently unseeded. She has slipped down to 74th in the WTA rankings after an uneventful season.
Despite being practically gifted her spot in the semis, Caroline Wozniacki will have a tougher match to look forward to. She will be facing second seed Angelique Kerber in the next round. The German defeated Roberta Vinci in her quarterfinal match 7-5, 6-0. If Wozniacki plans to get back to her glory days, she will be needing to bring her A game against Kerber.
In the top half of the draw, top seed Serena Williams is facing Simona Halep. The other quarterfinal match features tenth seed Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic against Ana Konjuh of Croatia.
Serena Williams is the one to watch in the competition, after having just broken the record for most Grand Slam singles victories. On her way to the quarterfinals, she won her 308th match, a record previously held by Roger Federer. She will be looking to extend that record, with three more possible matches in the 2016 US Open.