September 1, 2010 / 5:26 AM / in 8 years

Top seed Wozniacki breezes into second round

Number one seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark serves to Chelsey Gullickson of the U.S. during the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 31, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark made short work of American wildcard Chelsey Gullickson, breezing into the second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-1 6-1 victory to close out Tuesday’s programme.

Wozniacki, who has compiled a 14-1 record since Wimbledon and won four titles this season, had a light workout against Gullickson, a University of Georgia All-American playing in her first grand slam.

The 20-year-old Dane, runner-up to Belgian Kim Clijsters at last year’s U.S. championship, faced three break points in the match and never lost serve in the 61-minute rout.

“I love being back here, especially playing the night session,” she said, despite having to wait until nearly midnight to begin her first-round match after a series of long contests on Arthur Ashe center court.

“A win is a win,” said Wozniacki, aiming for her first grand slam title. “It doesn’t really matter what time I get on.

“It’s a great feeling. I was happy to be out there. I’m happy to be through to the second round.”

Wozniacki advanced to a second-round match against Chang Kai-chen of Taiwan, a straight sets winner over Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro.

Reporting by Larry Fine; Editing by John O'Brien

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