Wozniacki crushes Razzano

2011-06-24 14:44
Caroline Wozniacki (AP)

London - World number one Caroline Wozniacki ignored her exile on Court Two to power into the Wimbledon third round with a 6-1, 6-3 win over France's Virginie Razzano on Friday.

Wozniacki was the latest female star to be scheduled away from the All England Club's two main show courts while lower ranked players like Feliciano Lopez and Daniela Huntuchova were placed on Centre Court.

Defending women's champion Serena Williams launched a scathing attack on club officials, effectively accusing them of sexism, after she and sister Venus - who have nine Wimbledon titles between - were both sent to play on Court Two this week.

But Wozniacki didn't seem too vexed by her time on one of Wimbledon's less glamourous courts and she cruised through to a last 32 meeting with Australian 27th seed Jarmila Gajdosova.

The Dane lost her only Grand Slam final against Kim Clijsters at the 2009 US Open and many pundits insist her presence at number one is down to the Williams sisters' injury problems rather than her excellence.

Wozniacki has also failed to make it past the Wimbledon fourth round in four attempts. But the 20-year-old needed 59 minutes to win her first round match and she made short work of dispatching Razzano in just over an hour.

Razzano played the recent French Open in honour of her fiance and coach Stephane Vidal, who died from a brain tumour last month.

The world number 96 is determined not to let the tragedy ruin her career and she enjoyed a gritty three-set victory over India's Sania Mirza in the first round.

But she never looked likely to shock Wozniacki after losing the first set in emphatic fashion.

Wozniacki's power and precision was too much for Razzano to handle and the Dane broke for a 3-1 lead in the second set before serving out the match.

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