Caroline Wozniacki, Madison Keys to play clay-court final in Charleston

WTA Charleston: Madison Keys beats Caroline Wozniacki for title number four

WTA Charleston: Madison Keys beats Caroline Wozniacki for title number four

Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday maintained her dominance over Croatia's Petra Martic to move into the final of the Charleston Open, where she is to face Madison Keys. Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki in action during the match against Sweden's Johanna Larsson.

Wozniacki grabbed another 4-2 lead in the second set but the 16th seeded Martic bounced back to level the set at 4-4.

Keys, seeded eighth and ranked 18th in the world, continually hit big serves - she reached 121 miles per hour - and overwhelming forehands to wear down the fifth-seeded Wozniacki of Denmark and win her fourth career WTA event.

"It's been a long time since I made this long run here", said the Dane who won the SC tournament in 2011.

"It's been a long time since I made this long run here", Wozniacki said after her match.

Break-point chances came for Wozniacki at 3-2 and 4-3, but Keys held firm to take the opener into a breaker.

Keys told wtatour.com: "It's definitely been a really great week for me, especially after having some really tough losses the last couple of weeks". "But many players feel this way against Caroline". "I hope we keep this up".

First Teaser Trailer for MGM's Animated 'The Addams Family' Movie
This morning, MGM released the first trailer for the upcoming animated reboot, and it is full of Addams' satirical gags. Judging by the trailer, Matt Lieberman's script doesn't shy from the Addams' trademark sly asides.

The eighth seed started the match strongly, holding her first two service games easily and then, after having two break points in Puig's opening service game, broke for a 3-1 lead after Puig fired a forehand wide on her second break point of that game.

A netcord earned her a break to go 4-2 up, and from there she was not going to surrender the initiative and duly closed out the set to complete the win.

Puig did not go quickly in the final game, though, saving three match points before Keys hit a big forehand return on a fourth match point to force an error from Puig.

"And I think the rain delay actually really helped because I got to refocus and kind of take a step back".

"Honestly, it was good", she said.

Keys was "just too good for me", said Wozniacki, who had beaten Keys in their only two previous meetings.

A costly double-fault at 4-3 was followed by Wozniacki allowing a Keys backhand to pass, only for the ball to land on the baseline, and there was no coming back from there for the former world number one.

Recommended News

  • Archer suspended 5 games; 2-game ban for Puig

    Archer suspended 5 games; 2-game ban for Puig

    Puig will begin to serve his suspension tonight, when the Reds are to host the Miami Marlins at Great American Ball Park. Bell interpreted Archer's suspension as confirmation that the pitch was purposely meant to hurt Dietrich.
    ISS is basically a bacteria-filled locker room, study finds

    ISS is basically a bacteria-filled locker room, study finds

    Just like any other communal space in which humans find themselves, it too could pose a threat to our health. In this handout image provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) ...
    Thousands turn out for Tiger Roll's homecoming

    Thousands turn out for Tiger Roll's homecoming

    To come here (and celebrate) two years in a row is great - this is a great community, everyone gets on well, so it's great to see a big crowd here.
  • Champions League: Allegri confirms Ronaldo's condition ahead of Juventus, Ajax clash

    Champions League: Allegri confirms Ronaldo's condition ahead of Juventus, Ajax clash

    Manager Erik ten Hag says his side are happy to be the "surprise" package in this season's Champions League quarter-final. Meanwhile, Ajax have no new injury concerns with Hassan Bande and Carel Eiting long term absentees.
    China to join FAA's review panel on Boeing's 737 MAX

    China to join FAA's review panel on Boeing's 737 MAX

    In the Q1 report, the company did not disclose how numerous 737s were the Max version that was grounded last month. Deliveries of the 737 planes fell to 89 in the first quarter from 132 a year earlier.
    They Set Out for a Romantic Vacation, Disappeared

    They Set Out for a Romantic Vacation, Disappeared

    The auto has not yet been located. 'He's not going to run off on a hiatus and don't tell his family and his daughter. "I'm scared. According to authorities, the pair had hired a rental vehicle and were driving themselves to the airport when they disappeared.
  • 41 confirmed cases of Measles in MI

    41 confirmed cases of Measles in MI

    A rash that is red, raised, blotchy; usually starts on face, spreads to trunk, arms, and legs 3-5 days after symptoms begin. March 29, 2019, 9:15 p.m. - 9:25 p.m., OC Transpo bus Route 12, Montreal Rd and North River Rd to Rideau St. and Sussex Dr.
    Virginia won the final few seconds of four straight games

    Virginia won the final few seconds of four straight games

    It's tempting to call Virginia a team of destiny, but that would undermine what the Cavaliers accomplished this season. Hunter quietly made his way through the tournament after leading the Cavaliers in scoring (15.6 points) in ACC play.
    PM meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel: 9 April 2019

    PM meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel: 9 April 2019

    A Day of Poll Order has been laid in Parliament, which is required by law for the vote to take place. There are some areas of common ground but there are also well-known areas of disagreement.
  • Why Modi is no longer certain to win India's mega-election

    Why Modi is no longer certain to win India's mega-election

    The Commission has sought a report from the Chief Election Officer of Maharashtra, where the Prime Minister was speaking. The pilot was released on March 1 as a gesture of peace by the Pakistani government.
    Joe Biden Fails Sensitivity Training on 'Saturday Night Live'

    Joe Biden Fails Sensitivity Training on 'Saturday Night Live'

    When told it's about his inappropriate physical contact with women, he added: "You guys know that I'm a tactile politician". In the hopes of reining in his behavior, the advisers bring in a sensitivity trainer named Gwen - played by Kate McKinnon .
    Fiat Chrysler to pay Tesla to pool Carbon dioxide  emissions, paper says

    Fiat Chrysler to pay Tesla to pool Carbon dioxide emissions, paper says

    Emissions pooling is allowed under European Union rules, if manufacturers follow the correct application procedure. Other vehicle companies teaming up for the sake of regulations include Mazda Motor Corp and Toyota Motor Corp.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.