Wozniacki wins 18th straight at New Haven

20 Aug 2012
17h30
updated at 20h26
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Caroline Wozniacki beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-3 Monday in the first round of the New Haven Open, her 18th consecutive victory at the tournament.

Caroline Wozniacki won her 18th straight match at the New Haven Open Monday.
Caroline Wozniacki won her 18th straight match at the New Haven Open Monday.
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Wozniacki, the four-time defending champion, didn't get a bye this year after being seeded third behind Agnieszka Radwanska and Petra Kvitova .

She will face Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden in the second round. Arvidsson beat Melanie Oudin 6-4, 6-1.

Sara Errani struggled in the second set, but rallied for a 6-4, 7-5 win Monday over Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the first round of the New Haven Open, the final hardcourt event before the U.S. Open.

The French Open finalist and fourth seed won her first set 6-4, then rallied from a 2-5 deficit to win five consecutive games,

Maria Kirilenko of Russia had an easier time, winning her first-round match 6-2, 6-2 over Shahar Peer of Israel.

Playing in only the third WTA main draw of her career, reigning NCAA champion Nicole Gibbs also won, beating fellow qualifier Alexa Glatch 6-4, 1-6, 6-4.

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