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US Open: Caroline Wozniacki rises and shines in New York

New York: After the trauma of her split with fiance Rory McIlroy, New York is proving the perfect pick-me-up for rejuvenated Caroline Wozniacki as she targets a place in the US Open semis.

Caroline Wozniacki hits some balls into the crowd as she celebrates beating Sara Errani
Caroline Wozniacki hits some balls into the crowd as she celebrates beating Sara Errani 

The 24-year-old enjoyed her best Grand Slam performance at Flushing Meadows in 2009 when she made the final. Such is her affection for the city that she has even signed up for the New York City Marathon in November.

She will also remain in Manhattan — win or lose when she faces Sara Errani on Tuesday — to attend New York Fashion Week where World No 1 and close friend Serena Williams will have a show. Williams was a shoulder to cry on — via Twitter at least — when Wozniacki was dumped by McIlroy in May. Just don't ask the blonde Dane to talk about her former boyfriend.

"To be honest, I don't think that's a relevant question. I'm here to play tennis. I'm just happy to be here. Whatever is happening off the court is not relevant here," she said.

Since the end of her romance, Wozniacki has been steadily rebuilding her game and a win on Tuesday will be her best run in New York since making the semis in 2011.

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