Wozniacki Rolls in Debut, Quarterfinal Tickets Punched

NEW HAVEN, CT: Caroline Wozniacki plays Alison Riske on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)

Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open

Wozniacki (DEN) def. Riske (USA) 6-0, 6-2

Four-time Connecticut Open Champion Caroline Wozniacki was sensational in her 2015 debut, bouncing American Alison Riske 6-0, 6-2 in 59 minutes. The Dane was dominant from the start, blanking the American in the second set. Wozniacki will take the court again on Wednesday against qualifier Roberta Vinci.

Safarova (CZE) def. Begu (ROU) 6-3, 6-4

No. 4 seed Lucie Safarova took down Irina-Camelia Begu 6-3, 6-4 in the final match of the night, advancing to the quarterfinals. The Czech faces a tough test in the quarterfinals, as 2014 Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkoba awaits.

Cibulkova (SVK) def. Mladenovic (FRA) 2-6, 7-6(1), 7-5

Dominika Cibulkova advanced through her second nail-biter of the tournament, bouncing back to defeat Kristina Mladenovic 2-6, 7-6(1), 7-5 to earn a quarterfinal appearance. The Slovak awaits the winner of Lucie Safarova and Irina-Camelia Begu

Tsurenko (UKR) def. Strycova (CZE) 6-3, 6-0

Lesia Tsurenko, a lucky loser, bounced Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-0 to become the first 2015 Connecticut Open quarter finalist. The Ukrainian joined the main draw following Simona Halep’s withdrawal, earning a bye into the second round. Tsurenko looked impressive in the opening match, making the most of her good fortune. She faces the winner of Olga Savchuk and fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova.

Garcia (FRA) def. Rybarikova (SVK) 7-6(5), 6-4

Caroline Garcia defeated 2014 Connecticut Open finalist 7-6(5), 6-4 on Tuesday afternoon, becoming the third woman to reach the quarterfinals. Garcia will face the winner of four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki and qualifier Roberta Vinci.

In doubles action, Hao-Ching Chan and Casey Dellacqua defeated Vania King and Olga Savchuk (6-1, 7-5), Julia Goerges and Lucie Hradecka bounced Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Raluca Olaru (6-2, 7-5), and Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Johanna Larsson toppled Oksana Kalashnikova and Alicja Rosolska (7-5, 7-5).

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