Pan Pacific Open: Caroline Wozniacki title defense on track with win over Shelby Rogers; Johanna Konta outPosted On: September 22, 2017
Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki ripped at her way into the Pan Pacific Open quarter-finals on Thursday, barely maintaining a strategic distance from the destiny fourth seed Johanna Konta prior endured in Tokyo.
Previous World No 1 Wozniacki recuperated from a separate in the last set to beat American Shelby Rogers 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 subsequent to discovering her magic without a moment to spare
The third seed, a two-time Pan Pacific victor pursuing her 26th vocation title, raged during that time set to level the match with an expert before mysteriously enabling Rogers to open a 3-0 lead in the decider.
However, Wozniacki returned thundering, punching a strike profound into the corner to turn the tide and start a purple fix of frame where the Dane all of a sudden started crushing champs from all edges.
Konta, who slammed out in the first round of the US Open a month ago, again paid for her wickedness as she was vexed 7-5, 7-6 by Czech Barbora Strycova to end up plainly the main significant setback in Tokyo.
Konta likewise blew a few shots in the second, especially in the tiebreak, which she surrendered 7-5 in the wake of whiffing another forehand inefficiently long to give Strycova her initially prevail upon a main 10 adversary this year.
Somewhere else, ninth seed Caroline Garcia securely propelled, the Frenchwoman whipping Japan’s Kurumi Nara 6-1, 6-3 to set up a quarter-last with top seed Garbine Muguruza.
The Spaniard is playing her first competition since achieving the highest point of the ladies’ reality rankings.