(ISN) – Montreal, June 19, 2014 – Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, QC) qualified for the main
draw at Wimbledon on Thursday thanks to a 6-4. 6-3 win over American Melanie Oudin.
Wozniak jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the opening set only to see Oudin get back on
level terms. The Canadian was able to break her opponent’s serve in the final game
of the set to secure the early advantage. Wozniak, ranked no. 118 in the world,
carried her momentum into the second set to earn the victory in straight sets on her
first match point. The 26-year-old qualifies for her second consecutive Grand Slam
main draw after also coming through qualifying at Roland-Garros a few weeks ago.
“This match was important for me psychologically,” Wozniak said after the match. “I
played well and I did what I had to do to qualify for Wimbledon. It feels good to
play a lot of matches, it helps to polish my game.”
Wozniak had lost her two previous meetings against Oudin. The last time they were
scheduled to meet, at the Bell Challenge in 2012, Wozniak was unable to start the
match because of a shoulder injury. She will now get at least three days off before
her first round match. The singles main draws will be made tomorrow.
On the men’s side, Frank Dancevic (Niagara Falls, ON) was unable to join his
compatriots in the main draw as he fell 2-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 to Jimmy Wang of the
Chinese Taipei. Dancevic has played a lot recently. The Canadian was coming into the
match on an eight match winning streak after capturing the title at the Kosice Open
in Slovakia over the weekend as a qualifier.