• All Share : 47759.55
    DOWN -0.16%
    Top 40 : 3876.75
    DOWN -0.49%
    Financial 15 : 13937.22
    UP 0.15%
    Industrial 25 : 56949.12
    DOWN -0.03%

  • ZAR/USD : 11.0497
    DOWN -0.28%
    ZAR/GBP : 17.8244
    UP 0.01%
    ZAR/EUR : 14.1278
    UP 0.06%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1034
    DOWN -0.07%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.6866
    DOWN -0.09%

  • Gold : 1243.9550
    UP 0.63%
    Platinum : 1272.0000
    UP 1.44%
    Silver : 17.4250
    UP 0.86%
    Palladium : 758.2500
    UP 1.10%
    Brent Crude Oil : 85.770
    DOWN -0.65%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by I-Net Bridge
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Mon Oct 20 13:23:51 SAST 2014

Williams and Wozniacki confront former major winners

Julian Linden, Reuters | 05 September, 2011 07:26
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark serves to Vania King of the United States during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark serves to Vania King of the United States during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, September 3, 2011
Image by: JESSICA RINALDI / REUTERS

American Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki both face former grand slam title winners at the US Open on Monday as the last major of the year enters the second week.

Williams will play Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic, the 2008 French Open champion, while Wozniacki meets Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova, who has won both the US and French Open singles titles.     

    Williams and Wozniacki are overwhelming favourites to win their fourth round matches and eventually clash in the semi-finals but neither player is taking anything for granted.

    “She’s playing well,” Williams said of Ivanovic. “She’s incredibly fit right now. She was number one, right, at one point.”     

    Wozniacki, the current world number one, said she was expecting a tough battle against Kuznetsova.

    “I haven’t thought about how I’d play her,” said the Dane.

“She’s a tough competitor. She can play very aggressive.     

    “It’s a match that definitely would need me to play on my best.”     

    Novak Djokovic has been almost invincible this year, losing just two matches all season and winning the Australian Open and Wimbledon titles along the way.     

    The Serbian has not dropped a set in his first three matches and is brimming with confidence ahead of his fourth round clash with Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine.

    “He’s a tough player (but) now we are in the second week and we are (all) expecting tough matches,” Djokovic said.     

    Roger Federer dropped a set in his last match against Croatia’s Marin Cilic but was happy just to get past a tough and experienced opponent.     

    “The Swiss master next plays Argentine Juan Monaco, one of four unseeded men through to the last 16.     

    “Monaco is a tough customer,” Federer said.

    “He works the ball like all South Americans do, and he’s got good grit and battling on every single point. It’s always physical against these kind of players.”

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.
Mon Oct 20 13:23:52 SAST 2014 ::