Australian Open

Wozniacki battles into 2nd rd

2015-01-20 07:36
Caroline Wozniacki (AFP)

Melbourne - Eighth seed Caroline Wozniacki battled her way into the Australian Open second round on Monday, setting up an enticing clash with unseeded two-tme champion Victoria Azarenka.

The Danish 24-year-old advanced in straight sets but American teenager Taylor Townsend made her work hard for a 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 victory over 92 minutes.

Former world number one Wozniacki had her best result at Melbourne Park in 2011, when she reached the semi-finals.

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