Caroline Wozniacki v Kim Clijsters

Image courtesy of perthnow.com.au, Picture: Michael Klein
Caroline Wozniacki is looking to break her Grand Slam hoodoo. Image courtesy of perthnow.com.au/Picture: Michael Klein
World number one Caroline Wozniaki  will continue her quest for an elusive Grand Slam when she faces reigning Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters  at Melbourne Park this afternoon. The Dane has been the top ranked woman in the world for a long time but is yet to produce her best at the main events, with her best showing here being a semi-final appearance last year. Ironically, she has been to a Grand Slam final only once, at the 2009 US Open, where she was upstaged by today’s opponent in straight sets .

While Wozniacki is yet to drop a set at the event, Kim Clijsters was forced to come through an epic match in the fourth round just to get to this stage. In a rematch of last year’s final, she staved off four match points before defeating Li Na in a match lasting just under two and a half hours.

The pair have met twice before, with Clijsters winning on both occasions.

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