Melbourne, Australia , Jan 20: Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki has advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a near-flawless 6-2, 6-2 win Friday over Monica Niculescu of Romania.
Wozniacki, who needs to advance to the quarterfinals to have any chance of retaining the No. 1 ranking, is still aiming for her first Grand Slam singles title.
One of her only glitches in Friday's match came when she was serving for the match, wasting one match point and losing her serve on Niculescu's fourth break point.
But Wozniacki came back to break the Romanian player in the next game to clinch the match.