FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY: The 2010 U.S. Open is in full swing and we couldn’t be happier. Venus Williams’ magenta ensemble wowed us yesterday as did Andy Murray’s early exit when he lost against Stanislas Wawrinka.
But one heavily hyped match has our attention for today. Maria Sharapova faces number one seed Caroline Wozniacki in what will most likely be an all out battle in this fourth round match. Having easily beaten their third round opponents (Sharapova owned Beatrice Capra, the 18-year-old wildcard, 6-0 6-0, and Wozniacki sent Yung-Jan Chan packing, 6-1 6-0), both women are psyched for what lies ahead.
Wozniacki said, “I think I’ve shown I belong where I am and I’m just happy to be through to the fourth round. For me, it’s just about winning the matches. I think it’s up to everyone else to judge what I’ve shown or not shown. For me it’s just important that I’ve won these three matches pretty comfortably.”
Having won three of her last four tournaments with a win-loss record of 17-1 since Wimbledon, Caroline Wozniacki says she doesn’t feel the pressure and knows that her “time (to win) will come.”
Maria Sharapova knows what kind of player she’s up against and explains, “When you play someone on a good run who is young and eager it’s always challenging because they go out and have nothing to lose. Sometimes they are the most dangerous opponents.”
Who do you think will advance tonight?