Tennis: Wozniacki, Kerber Put Friendship Aside At US Open

Tennis: Wozniacki, Kerber put friendship aside at US Open

NEW YORK, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -7th Sept,2016) - Caroline Wozniacki and Angelique Kerber are joined by friendship, Polish roots and cosy coffee chats, but on Thursday they'll be ruthless in pursuit of a place in the US Open final.

It's an intriguing semi-final clash between a former world number one who has never won a Grand Slam title and the current number two who claimed a first major at the Australian Open in January.

"We are similar in that we are both hard working. I think that hard work pays off. She's obviously very passionate," said Wozniacki. "Angie's had a great year and I'm happy for her." The two friends' paths have been heading in dramatically different directions this year.

A right ankle injury sidelined 26-year-old Wozniacki for the best part of three months and her enforced absence from the French Open ended a streak of 36 successive appearances at the majors. He ranking coming into New York was 74.