It’s been a tough year for Caroline Wozniacki who just hasn’t found any consistency throughout the year and it was a tough start to the match against Angelique Kerber who has been one of the inform players throughout the year.
Wozniacki needed to win to keep her hopes of qualifying for Singapore alive however being broken in her first service game of the match was not ideal as Kerber took quickly found herself 2-0 up in the Beijing. The Wozniacki serve came under big pressure again and despite the Dane seeing a couple of game points and saving one break point she just couldn’t hold onto her serve after about 10 minutes and Kerber quickly found herself 3-0 up and in cruise control. Just as Kerber looked in complete control the German number one was broken back by Wozniacki but could she hold serve for the first time in the match?
At 40-15 Wozniacki looked like holding serve easily but she ended up having to save a break point but did get the hold of serve for 2-3 and suddenly the pressure was on Kerber for the first time in the match to hold. Not only did Kerber hold serve but she dominated the set from then on in taking the set 6-2 winning three games in a row.
The second set could not have gone for worse for Wozniacki. The Dane found herself 5-0 down in the set and as Kerber was serving for the match she did manage to get one of the breaks back and got to 3-5 but just couldn’t find her way back into the match with Kerber winning 6-2 6-3.
This defeat has almost written off Wozniacki’s chances of getting to Singapore. She will need a big week or so to qualify now. Wozniacki is down at 16 on the Road to Singapore a good 1000 points of qualifying which will decrease next week so there is still an outside chance. Kerber is just 353 points from qualifying and faces Agnieszka Radwanska next who is also looking to qualify for the tour finals.