"She's confident and does not miss so many balls", said Vinci. After impressing everyone in Paris with the French Open title, she has failed to back her incredible feat and has only extended her Grand Slam woes.
Caroline Wozniacki's fairytale in NY continued with a 6-0, 6-2 quarterfinal win over Anastasija Sevastova at the US Open. "After Paris I was telling myself actually, Okay, you know how the feeling is to win a Grand Slam than to lose in the first round, so just trying to get used to everything around and trying to find the middle". During the next changeover, she received a 10-minute injury timeout to wrap the ankle.
It was the first time in 89 years that three French men had reached the quarter-finals of the USA championships.
Wozniacki, twice the runner-up at Flushing Meadows, will meet No. 2 Angelique Kerber in Thursdays semifinals.
Caroline Wozniacki refused to discuss questions about her possible retirement from tennis after reaching the semi-finals of the US Open on Tuesday.
Her mother cooks and does laundry for Wozniacki while she's here, too.
Madison Keys and Caroline Wozniacki are both into the fourth round at the 2016 US Open. But against Sevastova - and eight-seeded Madison Keys and Svetlana Kuznetsova in this tournament before that - Wozniacki was the aggressor. Wozniacki also was a finalist in NY in 2009, losing to Kim Clijsters.
Wozniacki was in two semi-finals (2010, 2011) and two finals (2009, 2014).
Well she had it easy so far at the 2016 US Open. Wozniacki needs the win to prove that she's a force once again on tour, not to mention that her ranking needs the points that come with making a Grand Slam quarterfinal. I was depressed and it just wasn't fun anymore.
She returned to the sport in January 2015 and that decision has been fully vindicated by her stunning run to the last-eight in NY. By match point, Wozniacki committed five unforced errors. She kept Sevastova pinned deep behind the baseline, often finishing her off with smashes, same as she'd done against Keys in the previous round. The former world No. 1, Wozniacki has continued her resurgence in the Big Apple by defeating a top-10 opponent for almost a year, bouncing back from a horrendous start to beat 2004 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Kerber beat Williams in the Australian Open final in January, then lost to Williams in the Wimbledon final in July.
"I'm so happy to win it in two sets". I'm sure that she is going to do everything to get that ranking.
"What can I say more", he said.
Wozniacki also had to deal with the much publicized end of her engagement to golfer Rory McIlroy in 2014.
The match ended fittingly, with Wozniacki serving it out confidently.
In the second set, Vinci won only 10 points.
Vinci has been dealing with an injured left Achilles tendon - she wore black tape in the shape of a "V" that framed her left calf - and a bad back. Sevastova never fully recovered, hobbling to a 6-0, 6-2 loss.
"It's nice to have mom around", the 26-year-old Dane said.
"I never wrote a message to anybody during a match before, but I thought, why not?" he said. "I want to continue".
These two have met 12 times in the past and Kerber has won seven of those meetings.
And in the final match played on the famous court, men's doubles third seeds and 16-time Grand slam champions Bob and Mike Bryan were knocked out by Spanish duo Marc Lopez and Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (7-2) 4-6 6-3 in the fourth round. "I always play so good here - maybe it's the crowd, the atmosphere, the food. everything".