Wozniacki rallies to beat Lucic-Baroni in Linz opener
LINZ, Austria (AP) Caroline Wozniacki was the only player among the top-five seeded women to reach the second round at the Generali Ladies, rallying to beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 on Wednesday.
The 11th-ranked Wozniacki, who is seeded second, went up 2-0 in the opening set but won only two points in the next five games. She missed a set point at 5-4 in the second set but turned the match around in the tiebreaker.
Also, Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia defeated third-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-1. The 99th-ranked Krunic had six aces and won 10 of the first 13 games.
Top-seeded Lucie Safarova and No. 4 Andrea Petkovic both lost on Tuesday, while fifth-seeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova withdrew because of illness.