Caroline Wozniacki continues Australian Open defence with comfortable win
Caroline Wozniacki cruised into the third round of the Australian Open after easily beating Johanna Larsson.
The defending champion lost just four games in a hugely one-sided match, eventually seeing out a 6-1 6-3 win.
However, her path to a second successive Australian Open final gets a lot tougher now, with Maria Sharpova then Sloane Stephens likely to stand in her way next.
Wozniacki, though, is not concerned.
“I was trying to stay consistent and as aggressive as I could and I think I served well too,” she said after the match.
“If I play my best I’m hard to beat. If they do then, just well done.”
Eleventh seed Aryna Sabalenka also safely advanced, overcoming Katie Boulter 6-3 6-4.
She will now face American teen sensation Amanda Anisimova after the stunned Lesia Tsurenko 6-0 6-2.
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