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Video: Caroline Wozniacki hits a very, very bad serve

Caroline Wozniacki Caroline Wozniacki advanced in the Australian Open, but not after hitting an awful serve. (Aaron Favila/AP)

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Caroline Wozniacki took the long way to the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday. She bageled Christina McHale in the first set only to lose the second set easily. But the Dane recovered in the third to pull out a 6-0, 1-6, 6-2 victory. Wozniacki will face Garbine Muguruza next.

So how did things slip away so quickly for Wozniacki in that second set? You could say it's because McHale, who had won two of their three previous meetings, simply knows how to exploit her defensive weaknesses. Or you can say it was because of serves like this:

http://youtu.be/Y9dT8az6wCk

What is it about Wozniacki and Melbourne? Here's an even worse mishit in 2012:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6lMXRowvnk
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