NEW YORK — Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki came back from a set and a break down Monday night to beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-1 in a U.S. Open match that lasted 3 hours, 2 minutes.
Wozniacki was trailing 4-1 in the second set when she began her comeback and kept alive her hopes of winning her first Grand Slam title.
She did it in her typical fashion, by chasing down balls, making fewer mistakes and winning lots of long points. She finished with 26 unforced errors compared to 78 for the 17th-seeded Kuznetsova, a two-time major champion.
With Roger Federer and Juan Monaco waiting for the women's match to end before they could start theirs, Wozniacki capitalized on her fifth match point at 11:29 p.m.
Wozniacki plays No. 10 Andrea Petkovic in the quartrfinals.