Wozniacki wins through in New Haven

Third seed Caroline Wozniacki survived a tough first set to beat Sofia Arvidsson 7-6(4) 6-2 and secure her place in the quarter-finals of WTA New Haven.

Wozniacki wins through in New Haven

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Caroline Wozniacki is congratulated by Sofia Arvidsson after their match at the New Haven Open at Yale (AFP)

The former world number one seemed on course to lose the opening set after falling behind in the tie-break, but she managed to pull through and take it under pressure.

Wozniacki did not give her Swedish opponent a glimmer of an opportunity to get back into the match in the second set as she broke with ease to take it for the loss of just two games.

The Dane will next take on Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia after she beat Andrea Petkovic 6-4 6-1 in their second-round match.

Cibulkova, like Wozniacki, had to battle through a tough opening set before managing to take the second in convincing fashion against the German.

Second seed Petra Kvitova posted a regulation 6-2 6-4 win over Nicole Gibbs of the US to advance into the last eight, where she will now meet eighth seed Lucie Safarova.

Safarova booked her place in the quarters with a comprehensive 6-4 6-0 victory over China’s Zheng Jie.

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