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Wozniacki roars into third round at U.S. Open

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki raced to a 6-1 6-2 win over South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers to reach the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday and put last year's struggles behind her. The sixth-seeded Dane, made to work hard for her first-round victory over Chinese qualifier Duan Yingying, dropped her first service game on Arthur Ashe Stadium court then never looked back in a 67-minute romp.

Tennis: Wozniacki advances, Errani upset at New Haven Open

Fourth seeded Caroline Wozniacki eased into the quarter-finals Wednesday while top seeded Sara Errani crashed out of the WTA Tour New Haven Open, the final tune-up for the US Open. Czech Petra Kvitova, who is seeded third, also booked her spot in the quarter-finals of the $690,000 hardcourt tournament. Four-time champion Wozniacki beat Italian qualifier Karin Knapp 6-1, 7-5 while 2012 French Open runner-up Errani was stunned by Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-1 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale University.

Tennis: Azarenka advances to Cincinnati semis

Victoria Azarenka defeated former number one Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) on Friday to reach the Cincinnati Masters semi-finals against Jelena Jankovic. Second seed Azarenka came from a break down in the second set before advancing on her third match point in the tiebreaker against her Danish opponent. The win was only the third in nine meetings for Azarenka against Wozniacki. Jankovic booked her spot as she beat Roberta Vinci 6-0, 6-4. afp

Tennis: Williams cruises in Toronto opener

Serena Williams, who captured the Rogers Cup in 2001 and 2011, easily won her opening match this year by beating former French Open champ Francesca Schiavone in straight sets Wednesday. The top seeded Williams eliminated Italy's Schiavone 6-3, 6-2 in the WTA Tour's $2.4 million hardcourt tournament. "She's a grand slam champion so I had to really focus," said Williams, who was the runner-up in Toronto in 2000. "I made a few errors but it's my first match on hard (courts) in a really long time."

Tennis: Injured Azarenka withdraws from Toronto

Two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka withdrew on Sunday from the WTA hardcourt tournament in Toronto with a lower back injury, shortly after losing a final in California. Azarenka, who will move from third to second in the world rankings on Monday, fell 6-2, 6-3 to Australian Samantha Stosur in the final Southern California Open final in Carlsbad. Toronto organizers, who gave Azarenka a wild card, received the news shortly afterward from the Los Angeles-based player, who met with doctors before making her announcement.

Injured Wozniacki tumbles out of Wimbledon

By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki was the latest player left spread-eagled on the slippery All England Club turf as she limped out of Wimbledon following a 6-2 6-2 second-round defeat by Czech Petra Cetkovska on Wednesday. On a day when women's second seed Victoria Azarenka was among five players to pull out injured, the Dane looked set to suffer the same fate as she took a tumble after skidding over while chasing down a backhand in the fourth game of the match.

Tennis: Eastbourne ATP-WTA results - 2nd update

Results from the fifth day of the ATP-WTA Eastbourne International on Friday (x denotes seeding): Men Semi-finals Feliciano Lopez (ESP) bt Ivan Dodig (CRO) 7-6 (7/3), 6-1 Women Jamie Hampton (USA) bt Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x5) 6-7 (8/10) 7-5, 6-3 Elena Vesnina (RUS) bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 6-2, 6-0 afp

Tennis: Qualifier Hampton to face Vesnina in Eastbourne final

American qualifier Jamie Hampton will line up in the first final of her career against Russian Elena Vesnina in a first-time meeting for the title at the pre-Wimbledon ATP-WTA Eastbourne International on Saturday. The 41st-ranked Hampton earned her place with a 6-7 (8/10) 7-5, 6-3 upset of former world number one Caroline Wozniacki on Friday, while Vesnina followed up her ouster of China's second seed Li Na in the quarter-finals by crushing Belgian Yanina Wickmayer 6-2, 6-0 in just 51 minutes.

Tennis: Hampton to face Vesnina in Eastbourne final

American qualifier Jamie Hampton will play her first career final on Saturday when she faces Russia's Elena Vesnina in the final of the Eastbourne International on Saturday. The 41st-ranked Hampton earned her place with a 6-7 (8/10) 7-5, 6-3 upset of former world number one Caroline Wozniacki on Friday, while Vesnina followed up her ouster of China's second seed Li Na in the quarter-finals by crushing Belgian Yanina Wickmayer 6-2, 6-0 in just 51 minutes. The men's final was also set with second seed Gilles Simon to take on Spain's Feliciano Lopez.

Tennis: Wozniacki falls to American qualifier in Eastbourne

American qualifier Jamie Hampton upset former world number one Caroline Wozniacki 6-7 (8/10) 7-5, 6-3 at the ATP-WTA Eastbourne International on Friday to reach the first final of her career. The 23-year-old Hampton, ranked 41st, will move into position as national number three behind Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens after the best week of her career. Hampton was the first US woman since Jennifer Capriati a decade ago to play the semis at Devonshire park and is the first qualifier on the WTA to reach a final this season.
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