Wozniacki survives Pennetta challenge to reach last eight

PARIS Sun May 30, 2010 8:23pm IST

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates after winning her match against Flavia Pennetta of Italy during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris May 30, 2010. REUTERS/Thierry Roge

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates after winning her match against Flavia Pennetta of Italy during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris May 30, 2010.

Credit: Reuters/Thierry Roge

PARIS (Reuters) - World number three Caroline Wozniacki came out on top in a three-hour tussle to down Italian Flavia Pennetta 7-6 6-7 6-2 in the fourth round of the French Open on Sunday.

The Dane, who reached the last eight of a grand slam on one previous occasion when she lost the U.S. Open final last year, had more fuel in the tank as the 14th-seeded Pennetta stalled in the decider.

Wozniacki, who broke Pennetta's serve 10 times, won the last four games and ended the contest on her third match point when Pennetta netted a forehand.

She will next face another Italian, 17th-seeded Francesca Schiavone, for a place in the last four. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; editing by Miles Evans; To query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)

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