NEW YORK – Arthur Ashe Stadium was nearly empty by the time fourth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and Petra Cetkovska of the Czech Republic closed out the final match of day four, a three-hour marathon that lasted more than twice as long as Roger Federer's match before them.
Shortly after midnight, No. 149 Cetkovska completed a remarkable upset, defeating fourth-seed and 2014 runner-up Wozniacki, 6-4, 6-7, 7-6.
When Cetkovska built a 4-2 lead in the second set, the stadium started to clear out. That's when Wozniacki finally seemed to find her game.
She broke, held, and broke again to go up 5-4, then forced a third set. Those who stuck around were pulling for the comeback – and they nearly got it. Wozniacki had a break-point match-point opportunity at 5-4 in the third, but failed to convert. It was only her second missed break opportunity of the match.
At 12:05a.m., they went to a deciding tiebreak. And there, as in the first set, Cetkovska was lights out. Wozniacki only managedRead More »from Czech-mate: Wozniacki knocked out in second round; Federer, Murray advance