MELBOURNE (Ekstra Bladet): Caroline Wozniacki launched her title defense at the Australian Open with a win at 6-3, 6-4 against belgian Alison van Uytvank in a nice game of tennis.
the Dane was back on Rod Laver Arena, where she was a year ago, brought his first grand slam, and she came immediately from the start of the work and had to show his whole repertoire against an opponent who in the summer processed Wimbledonmesteren out, and which is in the possession of an atypical and difficult to read games.
But Caroline read it fine most of the time, and last week's injury in the abdominal area was not to see, when she spill, for which she did firmly.
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the First batch was close, and the belgian threw a few successful stopbolde. One of them gave a breakbold, as Wozniacki had to back and flush away. Her second ace paved the way for the decisive ball as her opponent hit the net.
In the next round, it was dane's turn to have breakbold, and she had a fine opening, as van Uytvanck stood at the net, but her pre-passerslag went outside, and the belgian closed with an ace for 1-1.
It was 2-1 on a good førsteserv from Wozniacki and 2-2 on yet another ace from the accomplished belgian, which did not work the farthest affected by nerves.
Caroline held her head cold, and in the next party gave she two final winners down the line to a clean party.
The sixth party, in turn, both close and well played. Van Uytvanck answered well on the two Danish breakbolde, and when Wozniacki made another with a squeal of forhåndsvinder eliminated, she is also the with a baghåndsvinder.
On the fourth it went wrong on a double faults.
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Caroline came down with a breakbold in the next batch, and the belgian could go back to a short ball in the middle of the pitch in order to convert it to a win. She flapped hopelessly in the net, and shortly after closed Caroline with an ace for 5-2.
After a belgian reduction she opened the next batch with another ace, and she closed the set at 6-3 after a 48-minute game.
the Second set was initiated in earnest from 1-1. Van Uytvanck spill and getting ahead 40-15, but Caroline fought on the straight, and completely awesome tilspillede she a breakbold, when she beat versus from an impossible defensive, where she eventually had to run across the field and beat the only possible blow, a forhåndsvinder down along the line.
She was duly rewarded from the stands.
the Belgian reduced to 2-3, but Caroline Wozniacki kept still serve, and shortly after she stood with a breakbold. Here she came, however, to tack afterwards, and so was reduced to 3-4.
In the next batch came the dane in trouble, but down 0-30, she was tightened up, and she closed with two large førsteserver to 5-3.
the Belgian, reduced cleanly with a final ace, and then it was closing time in the private serv for the defending champion.
It was a little nervously, and the first match point was lost in a duel on the slice, while the next was knocked to the outside with the usually so confident backhand.
Alison Van Uytvanck was never really close to threaten Caroline. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
On the third she got a short ball, which she slapped away with the forehand.
In the second round on Wednesday, she met Swedish Johanna Larsson.
The two have never met each other before.
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