American Keys overpowers Wozniacki to win Volvo Car Open

Arnold Nichols
April 10, 2019

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.

Wozniacki will face eighth seed Madison Keys of the United States in Sunday's final.

Her win also completed a superb week in SC, where she defeated three Grand Slam champions - Jelena Ostapenko, Stephens and Wozniacki - to take the title.

The fifth-seeded Wozniacki advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 16 seed Petra Martic of Croatia.

"I just think I've had a positive attitude this week, and I think I've played some smart tennis", Wozniacki said in her news conference.

"I was really frustrated because I felt like I can't keep up with her physically, and it's not even about tennis anymore, and that's the worst feeling you can get on the court", Martic said to media.


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

Keys overcame Puerto Rico's Monica Puig 6-4 6-0 in a rain-interrupted contest.

Saving three out of four break points, Keys took away probably the most potent weapon that Caroline displayed this week, stealing two return games and prevailing in the crucial moments to wrap up the win in straight sets.

"Definitely going to look at how she's been playing and just try to have a really great game plan", the 2017 U. S. Open finalist said". "I think I did well today".

Seizing the opportunity, Azarenka consolidated the break in the next game before cruising to the finish line to reach her first final in more than three years.

Keys is into her second Volvo final, losing the 2015 championship against Angelique Kerber. "I had just gotten broken and I got to go inside and reset".

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