Serena Williams vs Caroline Wozniacki: The US Open

Rafael Nadal overcomes Fabio Fognini in four sets in US Open second round

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Serena Williams’s serve kept herself one set back from first set point against Caroline Wozniacki, but after a first career defeat to Radek Stepanek she had an opportunity to end her run of three-straight sets without even dropping a game.

The match went to a tiebreak when Williams was down a set to love, then served out in four sets (5-0, 6-0, 6-0, 6-1) after beating Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. It was Williams’s third victory in four US Open matches after falling to Venus Williams in 1998 and Lindsay Davenport in 2000, including that unforgettable match-winning five-setter against Monica Seles when Williams became only the third woman to win three Grand Slam singles titles.

Williams’s best return of the day came in the third set when she converted a short game to give herself a set point.

The two were just two down from the match point and served out the tiebreak, but the next two had more success than the first set.

Caroline Wozniacki would have loved to go up 4-0 by winning the game but was unable to break serve and was down two sets to love.

A second serve that went long and was held in the third game would have been nice for Wozniacki also.

She was down 5-1 and faced a break point when an edge-of-the-court lob down the line was set-up for a volley from the baseline that went long and was held. She was down two sets to love.

Williams served out the remaining two sets with her serve keeping her level, just.

Williams did serve it out with un

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