I’m sure that Serena would breathe a sigh of relief, only if she wins her semi-final against Karolina Pliskova, but there’s more at stake for Wozniacki at this year’s US Open though.
The popular Danish player and former World No. 1, who has been sidelined due to injuries and a drop in form, has seen her rankings slip from No. 17 at the end of 2015 to No. 74 at the start of this year’s US Open Tennis Championships, so by just reaching today’s semi-final, it has already boosted her rankings, and judging by the way she is playing at the moment, she may well find herself back in the Top 10 again soon.
Her Dad, Piotr, sparked rumours of an early retirement, stating that as he understood it, his daughter would not have a long career, but Wozniacki was not saying too much about this and was just happy to be playing in this year’s tournament.
Wozniacki, who owns an apartment in Manhattan and has previously taken part in the New York Marathon, may well find herself the crowd favourite tonight, but her opponent, Kerber, has certainly been the most consistent player in 2016 and as neither of them has dropped a set yet during this year’s tournament, it may well, barring a Williams/Kerber final, be the match of the tournament.