Dominant Wozniacki sets up Serena showdown

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Top-seed Caroline Wozniacki  overcame a late wobble to defeat German 10th seed Andrea  Petkovic 6-1 7-6 yesterday and set up a U.S. Open semi-final  showdown against her role model, Serena Williams.

The Danish world number one, who is aiming to win a maiden  major title, was serving for the match at 5-3 in the second but  lost three games in a row before recovering to break Petkovic in  the 12th game to force a tiebreaker, which she took 7-5. Coming off a titanic struggle against former U.S. Open  winner Svetlana Kuznetsova in the fourth round, Wozniacki  adjusted quickly after her match was shifted to Court 13 when a  wet patch on Louis Armstrong Stadium court would not dry.

The 21-year-old Dane was expecting to face another stern  test in the last four, where she will meet three-time U.S. Open  winner Williams, who beat 17th-seeded Russian Anastasia  Pavlyuchenkova 7-5 6-1.

“I’m looking forward to that match,” Wozniacki said about  the 29-year-old Williams, who has been sidelined most of the  year due to injuries and illness.

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