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Kiki Bertens - Caroline Wozniacki
Australian Open women - 19 January 2018

Australian Open – Follow the Tennis match between Kiki Bertens and Caroline Wozniacki live with Eurosport. The match starts at 16:00 on 19 January 2018. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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GAME, SET AND MATCH! - WOZNIACKI 6-4 6-3 BERTENS. Wozniacki concludes a highly impressive display by saving four break points in a lengthy, incident-packed final game on her fourth match point. The world No.2 fumed at the chair umpire over a correction on a shot to her baseline and his decision to award a point to Bertens. She used her anger to good effect, biting back before throwing her racket to the floor when she felt Bertens' volley was out. It was a real rollercoaster, but Caro kept battling and eventually prevailed in one hour and 25 minutes. She will now meet No.20 seed from Slovakia, Magdalena Rybarikova in round four.

Caroline Wozniacki lors de l'Open d'Australie 2018
 

WOZNIACKI 6-4 5-3 BERTENS. An outstanding forehand winner and an ace to finish keep Bertens' hopes alive. Wozniacki will now serve for the match.

 

WOZNIACKI 6-4 5-2 BERTENS. A third ace and some typically resilient play helps Wozza fight back from 0-30 down. She reels off four points in a row and is now one game away from progressing to the last 16.

 

WOZNIACKI 6-4 4-2 BERTENS. Kiki hammers away at the Wozniacki defence. It's easy to see why the No.30 seed has leaked errors when the ball keeps coming back from potential winners. This time some big serves help her through as she pulls out a rare, solid hold to 15.

 

WOZNIACKI 6-4 4-1 BERTENS. Wozniacki's new-improved serve has added a new dimension to her game. She blitzes her way to a love hold and looks firmly on course for round four.

 

WOZNIACKI 6-4 3-1 BERTENS. Kiki keeps her fading hopes alive as she battles back from break point down. A strong overhead at the second attempt and an ace wrestle her on to the board from deuce.

 

WOZNIACKI 6-4 3-0 BERTENS. The presents keep coming from Bertens as a 23rd and 24th unforced error help Wozniacki consolidate to 30. It's looking like a much more routine round of action for the Dane this time around.

 

BREAK! - WOZNIACKI 6-4 2-0 BERTENS. Some sloppy hitting from Bertens - and it's deja vu as she's broken in her opening service game. She needs to be at the top of her level to have a chance here and that just isn't going to cut it against a fighter like Wozza.

 

WOZNIACKI 6-4 1-0 BERTENS. Wozza gets up and running in the second set with a hold to 30 after a woeful dropshot had threatened to give Kiki a look-in from 40-0.

 

SET! - WOZNIACKI 6-4 BERTENS. That's a shocker from Kiki. After working so hard to get back into the set, she falls apart to hand it to Caro in 41 minutes. The Dane benefits from a pair of errors and a double fault, but also produces a quite sublime lob in-between to break to love.

 

BREAK! - WOZNIACKI 5-4 BERTENS. Hold the phone! It seems as if Wozniacki gets away with one when Bertens blows an overhead at 15-15. However, the No.30 seed unloads a brilliant winner down the line and goes on to break back with a delicious volley at the net.

 

WOZNIACKI 5-3 BERTENS. Super play by both players sees Bertens eventually put Caro away at the net in one of the points of the match so far. It gives the Dutch hopeful a 40-15 lead that the world No.2 cuts by ending a pulsating rally with a stonking winner down the line. An ace via the middle T finishes it off for Kiki, who poses the serve-out question.

 

Elsewhere, a late shock in the women's draw over on Margaret Court Arena. Ostapenko is OUT!

 

WOZNIACKI 5-2 BERTENS. Wozniacki's in the zone on serve and seals another impressive hold for the loss of just one point. She's one away from taking the opening set.

 

WOZNIACKI 4-2 BERTENS. The No.30 seed can't put Caro away at 40-15 but re-focuses to stay in touch from deuce. Wozniacki is producing some real quality at times, but Bertens' power means she is capable of doing some damage if she can put a run together.

 

Elsewhere....

 

WOZNIACKI 4-1 BERTENS. Too good from the Dane. She eases to a love hold to maintain her advantage. Confident display so far from the No.2 seed.

 

WOZNIACKI 3-1 BERTENS. Kiki gets on the board as she survives some exquisite approach from Wozniacki to come good from 30-30 with a well-angled volley at the net.

 

WOZNIACKI 3-0 BERTENS. Wozniacki shows Bertens how to execute a disguised drop shot as she turns a 15-30 frown into a smile of consolidation.

 

BREAK! - WOZNIACKI 2-0 BERTENS. Caro races onto an ill-timed drop shot from Bertens to sweep a pass into the empty court and claim a breakthrough at the first time of asking. Most points have been keenly contested, but it's the 2017 WTA finals winner who is winning the key ones at present.

 

WOZNIACKI 1-0 BERTENS. The former world No.1 finds herself on the back foot for much of the game as Bertens' power proves tough to combat. The Dane saves break point with a big serve and goes on to pull off the hold with the help of a luscious crosscourt backhand winner.

 

Wozniacki to serve first...

 

Bertens is the world No.30 and is enjoying her best ever run in Melbourne having reached round three for the first time. She previously made this stage at Wimbledon in 2016 and was a semi finalist at Roland Garros the same year. Can she spring an upset today against the 2011 semi finalist from Denmark?

Netherland's Kiki Bertens was the highest seed to be knocked out of the Luxembourg Open quarter-finals
 

Highlights: Brilliant comeback seals Wozniacki’s progress.

 

HEAD-TO-HEAD: This is their third meeting. Wozniacki has won the previous two, including a straight sets success in Doha last year.

Caroline Wozniacki
 

Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the third round encounter between No.2 seed, Caroline Wozniacki and Holland's Kiki Bertens. The players are due on Rod Laver Arena shortly.

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki reacts after beating Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu during their women's singles first round match on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 15, 2018.