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Wozniacki routs Parmentier 6-2, 6-1

AFP, Copenhagen

Top seed Caroline Wozniacki won her 12th match in 12 career outings at the Copenhagen Open on Thursday as she moved closer to a third title with a 6-2, 6-1 second-round rout of France’s Pauline Parmentier.

The home star’s win was in contrast to her opening-round struggle past Poland’s Urszula Radwanska.

“I got more used to the surface compared with the last match and that was definitely a difference,” said Wozniacki, who was scheduled to play another Frenchwoman, Alize Cornet, in yesterday’s quarter-finals.

“It was a very different match compared with the last one,” she said.

Wozniacki is now 12-0 at this event and has won 17 straight sets, the second set of her 2010 semi-final triumph over Anna Chakvetadze being the last one she lost.

Second seed Angelique Kerber of Germany had a much tougher path to the quarters, beating Britain’s Anna Keothavong 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, and will face compatriot Mona Barthel in the last eight.

Third-seeded Jelena Jankovic defeated Russia’s Yulia Putintseva 6-3, 6-1, while her fellow Serb Bojana Jovanovski pulled off the day’s lone upset, defeating fourth-seeded Romanian Monica Niculescu, 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 6-1.

Jankovic was to square off with Kaia Kanepi in yesterday’s quarter-finals, while Jovanovski was scheduled to take on Petra Martic.

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