Denmark’s Wozniacki Wins On Grand Slam Comeback At US Open

Caroline Wozniacki won her first Grand Slam match in more than three years on Monday, defeating Russian qualifier Tatiana Prozorova 6-3, 6-2 at the US Open.

Denmark’s former world number one returned to tennis earlier this month after retiring following the 2020 Australian Open to create a family and give birth to two children.

Wozniacki broke her 227th-ranked opponent three times in the first set, who was making her Grand Slam main draw debut and only her third tour-level event.

Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki (R) greets Russia’s Tatiana Prozorova at the net following Wozniacki’s victory during the US Open tennis tournament women’s singles first round match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City, on August 28, 2023. (Photo by COREY SIPKIN / AFP)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 28: Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returns a shot against Tatiana Prozorova during their Women’s Singles First Round match on Day One of the 2023 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2023 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by CLIVE BRUNSKILL / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)


Prozorova required treatment for a leg injury between sets before Wozniacki, the US Open runner-up in 2009 and 2014, wrapped up victory and set up a meeting with another former Grand Slam champion, Petra Kvitova.

“It feels amazing to be back,” said the 33-year-old Wozniacki, who was handed a wild card entry for the tournament.

“Obviously I was very nervous to be out here having not been out here since 2019.”

“It’s amazing to get another chance. To get a win under my belt, it feels so special,” she added.

“I love playing out here. It’s just so electric, there’s such a buzz coming out here in New York to play.”

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