Caroline Wozniacki defeats Samantha Stosur to reach third at Eastbourne

The injury woes looks to have abated for Wozniacki as her impressive showing at Eastbourne is making people notice again.

Caroline Wozniacki defeats Samantha Stosur to reach third at Eastbourne
Wozniacki beat Stosur in straight sets / caughtoffside

After defeating Samantha Stosur at Eastbourne today it looks as though form might be clicking at just the right time for Caroline Wozniacki.

The world 37th beat the big serving Stosur in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1 which has all of a sudden swung the momentum in her favour as the Dane gears up for Wimbledon.

Admittedly it was Stosur’s first meaningful game on the grass this season; but you have to beat what is put in front of you, and Wozniacki did that with relative ease.

Stosur has an impressive CV; her win at the US Open in 2011 means she is well respected amongst her peers. But for Wozniacki it is all about building up to the biggest Grand Slam of them all, Wimbledon.

It hasn’t been the best of years for Wozniacki; her form has suffered because of injury, and going out early in Nottingham was another blow. But it looks as though the 25-year-old has put that disappointment behind her, as her Eastbourne showing has got off to a flyer.

Wozniacki says she ‘enjoys’ playing at Eastbourne

The former world no.1 has an affinity with the Eastbourne crowd, over the years Wozniacki has performed well, and last year she made it to the semi-finals but unfortunately had to withdraw because of injury.

But speaking after her second round win, Wozniacki said: “I feel very comfortable here, and I really enjoy playing here. I have always played well here.”

In Nottingham it was Wozniacki’s ankle which was troublesome: “I feel good. The ankle is feeling good, as long as I’m stable and moving well, it feels good,” said the 25-year-old.

Even though the victory looked fairly straightforward over Stosur; Wozniacki highlighted that there is no ‘easy’ game on grass.

“In the end of the day, you know, some results might look easy on the grass but it never is. You always have to focus and take advantage of the break points you get,” said the 25-year-old.