Wozniacki powers into US Open semi-finals

Caroline Wozniacki showed no mercy to an injured Anastasija Sevastova as she hammered the Latvian 6-0, 6-2 to book her spot in the semi-finals of the US Open on Tuesday. 

Sevastova was hampered by a right ankle injury, which she suffered after falling awkwardly in the second game of the match, leaving her short of answers to an on-form Wozniacki.

Wozniacki is looking to turn a dismal year around, having been knocked out in the first round at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, while missing Roland Garros due to an ankle injury. The former world number one hasn't won a title since March last year, but is now just two wins away from a maiden grand slam title.

The Dane looked at her best in the first set as she broke Sevastova in the first game before the Latvian injured her ankle on the opening point of the second game and was forced to take a medical timeout in order to have her ankle heavily strapped during the changeover after the third game. 

Wozniacki took full advantage of her opponent’s injury and broke the 26-year-old twice more en route to clinching the set in just 31 minutes. 

Heading into the second set, the Dane quickly surged ahead 4-0, and even though Sevastova managed to get on the board, she was unable to stop Wozniacki from cruising to victory in just over an hour. 

Wozniacki will be in for a tough battle in the semi-finals where will face second seed Angelique Kerber, who downed seventh seed Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-0 earlier in the day. 

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