US Open Series: Caroline wozniacki uses boxing to knockout Edina Gallovits in New Heaven
Caroline Wozniacki crushed Edina Gallovits 6-0, 6-0 after 43 minutes of play at the Pilot Pen Tennis in New Heaven.
Wozniacki said her speed and fitness level began improving just after Wimbledon, when Mikkel Kessler suggested she take up boxing.
“You run a lot,” she said. “You get strength in your stomach, your back, your shoulders, your arms, all the things that you also need in tennis.”
So far, Wozniacki has hit mostly bags, sparring just once with her coach- and apologizing after she punched him.
“He started yelling at me, ‘Why are you saying sorry? It’s what the game is about. You have to hit me,”‘ she said. “It’s just fun to get some aggression out some times.”
In other matches, Samantha Stosur needed almost 3 hours to beat Alize Cornet 6-7 (8), 6-2, 6-4.
“It was a bit of a battle out there,” Stosur said. “I got through the second set pretty quick and then started to feel better about things. The third was pretty tight. I was pleased with the way I was able to get out of it and come back from a set down.”
Amelie Mauresmo also advanced with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Alona Bondarenko; Marion Bartoli defeated Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 4-6, 6-3, 6-1; and Flavia Pennetta defeated Ioana Raluca Olaru 6-1, 6-2.
Information from Yahoo