"This might hurt tomorrow..."
She may have entered the US Open as the top seed but Caroline Wozniacki was still considered the underdog when faced with Maria Sharapova on the other side of the net in today's fourth round match. But by the end of her straight set win over the '06 champ, the Danish lady baller announced herself as a firm fave to earn her maiden major at the US Open.
Wozzi showcased some stellar defense and world class movement (not to mention yellow nails to match her undies) in taking down the Russian glamazon 6-3, 6-4, her first win over the 14th seed in three career meetings. Although Shrieka hit double the winners Wozzi did (32-16) she also littered her stat sheet with errors (36-10). The 3-time Grand Slammer was also undone by her serving woes, throwing in 9 DF's including three consecutive clunkers to get broken in the first set. Wozzi will face Dominika Cibulkova, who upset 11th seed ad '04 champ Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 7-6 (4), for a place in the final four.
Let's give props where props are due. This was a pressure match for the Dane being the top seed for the first time at a Slam facing off against a former US Open champ and No. 1. Moreover, Shrieka had been playing well and in good form. But Wozzi seems genuinely comfortable, dare I say HAPPY, to be in the top spot at Flushing Meadows, playing with confidence and closing out matches when the opportunity arises. She clearly enjoys the pressure and believes she belongs saying recently that she "deserves" the top seeding.