Australian Open: Caroline Wozniacki annihilates Rybarikova

Updated: Jan 22, 2018, 09:39 IST | AFP

World No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki turned on the style in her match to take another step towards a maiden Grand Slam title

Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki

World No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki turned on the style in her match to take another step towards a maiden Grand Slam title. The assured Wozniacki, a semi-finalist in 2011 who has never quite lived up to the hype in the majors, annihilated 19th-seeded Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-0 in her most impressive performance to date.

"She really mixes up the pace, I just tried to calm down, get my returns in and wait for the opportunities to attack," she said after crushing the Slovak, who made the semi-finals at Wimbledon last year.

Her easy passage sets up a last-eight clash with gritty Spaniard Suarez Navarro, who battled back from a set and 4-1 down to shatter the hopes of 32nd seed Anett Kontaviet. The Estonian had been bubbling with confidence after dispatching French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the third round, but nerves got the better of her.

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