Paszek perfection

Caroline Wozniacki, News, Players, Tamira Paszek

By Neil-Monticelli Harley-Rudd at Wimbledon

2012champpaszekTamira Paszek, the shock Eastbourne 2012 winner, continued her incredible form on grass by disposing of Caroline Wozniacki at Wimbledon.

The Austrian ace, who had won just two matches all year prior to Devonshire Park -including 11 1st Round exits on the WTA Tour -saved two match points against former world no1 Wozniacki.

But Paszek won their Centre Court 1st Round clash 5-7 7-6 (4) 6-4 in three hours and 12 minutes.

In a topsy-turvy decisive set, ex-Eastbourne champion Wozniacki moved into a 30-0 3-2 lead only for her tenacious 22-year-old opponent to claw her way back.

After Paszek’s killer baseline strokes destroyed the Dane’s serve to break, the battling Austrian stuttered on her own serve for the match to slip from 5-3 to 5-4.

Wozniacki was hard pushed on her own service game with long rallies, and she unsuccessfully challenged a clearly wayward shot to move to match point against her – and Paszek passed her with a powerful precise drive to take the match.

And to really rub the salt in the wounds, this was the very first time that Wozniacki had suffered an opening round defeat at a Grand Slam.

 

 

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