"I didn't feel like she's been away": Kvitova full of praise for Wozniacki after thrilling US Open battle

Former world number two Petra Kvitova has stated that she got what she expected while playing against Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki.

The two came face-to-face in the second-round fixture of the US Open 2023 where the former world number one came out on top in straight sets with a score of 7-5, 7-6.

Kvitova, while talking to the media after the match, stated that she expected a tough outing against Wozniacki and that’s exactly what she got.

“It’s always tough to play Caro,” she said. “Even though she didn’t play for a few years, it didn’t feel like she’s been away. It was a big fight tonight. She played good tennis. That’s what I expected. That’s what she showed.”

Wozniacki has recently come out of retirement after a break of more than three years and therefore, this result was truly a special one for her.

She will be hoping to continue winning the run and claim her first major title after a gap of more than five years.

The fourth and final Grand Slam of the year is moving towards the business end as players are battling it out to secure the ultimate glory.

Wozniacki will now face America’s Jennifer Brady in the round of 32 clash on Friday.

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