Australian Open 2011: Djokovic, Wozniacki Win; Henin Crashes Out
Third seed Novak Djokovic is through to the fourth round at the Australian Open after fellow Serbian Viktor Troicki retired due to stomach muscle strain.
Djokovic, who won his only Grand Slam title in Melbourne in 2008, had wrapped up the first set against his Davis Cup teammate, 6-2, when Troicki approached the net to signal the end of the third-round match. Djokovic, who next faces 14th seed Nicolas Almagro, said he knew before the match that his compatriot was not feeling well. “I knew before the match that he had a little trouble with his stomach,” Djokovic said.
Meanwhile, women’s top seed Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the fourth round with a hard-fought victory over Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova, 6-4, 6-3. It was a sort of payback for Wozniacki, who bowed to Cibulkova in a tune-up tournament last week. While current world no. 1 Wozniacki survived a tough challenge, former top-ranked player Justine Henin was not as lucky as she was bundled out by 24th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-4, 7-6. It was a disappointing loss for Henin, who reached the final here last year after coming out of retirement.