Top seed Wozniacki seems to justify current elevated status

Caroline Wozniacki looked every inch the world No1 as she comfortably dismissed Virginie Razzano in their second-round match on Court Two.

The 20-year-old Dane, looking to dispel the theory that the top-ranked woman rarely challenges at a grand slam, needed just an hour and 11 minutes to gain an impressive 6-1 6-3 victory.

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Her serve worked well throughout but it was the quality of Wozniacki’s groundstrokes – in particular her backhand – that caught the eye and she only made one unforced error on her way to the win.

No 9 seed Marion Bartoli avoided an upset as she came from a set down to see off Lourdes Dominguez Lino.

Other notable names to fall yesterday were Svetlana Kuznetsova, the 19th seed, who was beaten by Yanina Wickmayer, and Andrea Petkovic, who was beaten by Ksenia Pervak. Title dark horse Petra Kvitova swept past Roberta Vinci, while Nadia Petrova beat Kateryna Bondarenko.