Svetlana Kuznetsova has defeated Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the second round match of Apia International Sydney Tennis tournament. Kuznetsova won the match by 7-6(4), 1-6, 6-2. This was a very tight match and went on for 3 hours and 47 minutes. But, at the end, Kuznetsova’s tremendous power hitting proved to be too much for Wozniacki.

Kuznetsova started well in the opening set. She broke Wozniacki’s service in the third game and then, enhanced her lead with a serve hold in the next game. At the end of the fourth game, Kuznetsova was ahead by 3-1.

Kuznetsova’s lead didn’t last long. Her service was broken in the 8th game and the scores got levelled. The next four games went with the serve and the set went into the tie breaker. Wozniacki managed to grab just four points in the tie breaker and lost the first set.

But, in the second set, the Danish superstar bounced back brilliantly. In the first two games, both the players held their service. But, after that, Wozniacki went berserk. She got three consecutive breakthroughs and won the last five games in a row to win the second set by 6-1.

In the final set, Kuznetsova gave Wozniacki the first blow in the very first game. Both the players held their service in the next five games and at the end of the sixth game; the score was 4-2 in the favour of Kuznetsova. The Russian player broke Wozniacki’s service for the second time in the set in the seventh game and then, finished off the encounter with an easy serve hold in the 8th game.

In the post match interview, Kuznetsova said, “The way Wozniacki played in the second set, I thought it was going to be tough work for me in the final set, but, all of a sudden, she lost her concentration which allowed me to run away with the match.”