Wozniacki breezes into second round

‘I will do my best to win a nice coloured medal at Tokyo 2020’ – Nishikori

Third seed Caroline Wozniacki had little trouble advancing to the second round of the Connecticut Open as she cruised past wildcard Alison Riske 6-0, 6-2 on Tuesday. 

Riske barely put up a fight in the first set as Wozniacki broke her three times, with the Dane winning 81 percent of her points on her first serve.

Riske put up slightly more resistance early in second set, holding serve in the second game to get on the scoreboard. However, it would only be a temporary reprieve as Wozniacki broke the American in the fourth game before extending her advantage to 4-1.

The 25-year-old wildcard managed to hold serve in the sixth game, but that was the last game she was able to muster as Wozniacki held serve before breaking Riske in the eighth game to complete her victory in 58 minutes. 

Fourth seed Lucie Safarova also booked her spot in the third round after beating Irina-Camelia Begu 6-3, 6-4. 

Lesia Tsurenko, Caroline Garcia and Dominika Cibulkova also progressed to the third round after beating Barbora Strycova, Magdalena Rybarikova and Kristina Mladenovic respectively.