Caroline Wozniacki opens Tournament of Champions campaign with victory
Last Updated: 01/11/12 9:58pm
Caroline Wozniacki: Easily dispatched Su-Wei Hsieh in Sofia
Caroline Wozniacki started her Tournament of Champions campaign in Sofia with a 6-2 6-2 victory over Taiwan's Su-Wei Hsieh on Tuesday.
Wozniacki, the top seed at the WTA event, needed just 60 minutes to dispatch her sixth seeded opponent, converting all five of her break point opportunities.
The Dane is in the Serdika group of the tournament, along with fourth seed Roberta Vinci of Italy, who beat seventh seed Daniela Hantuchova 6-1 6-2 on the day.
The Italian was equally dominant in her match, needing 65 minutes to complete the win as she dropped just one service game and converted five of her eight break points.
Wozniacki will face Vinci on Wednesday, with the winner taking a big step toward qualifying for Saturday's semifinals. The top two finishers in each group advance.
In Group Sredets, eighth seeded home favourite Tsvetana Pironkova held on for a 2-6 6-4 7-6 (7/4) win over sixth seed Jie Zheng.