MELBOURNE, Australia Caroline Wozniacki beat Dominika Cibulkova 6-4, 6-3 today to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open and avenge last weeks loss in a tuneup tournament.
Justine Henin was eliminated in the third round, losing 6-4, 7-6 (8) to Svetlana Kuznetsova just a year after reaching the final in her comeback to Grand Slam tennis.It was Henins first loss in a major to Kuznetsova, the former French and U.S. Open champion, and her worst run at a Grand Slam event since Wimbledon in 2005.
Wozniacki, playing her first Grand Slam as the world No. 1, advanced to the fourth round for the seventh consecutive major but has yet to win one of tennis marquee events. The 20-year-old Dane can hold onto the No. 1 ranking by reaching the semifinals.
French Open champion Francesca Schiavone also moved on, beating Monica Niculescu.