Australian Open 2013: Caroline Wozniacki wins in first round

Caroline overcomes slow start to ensure double success for Wozzilroy after Rory's Nike deal

By
Steven Donaldson

PUBLISHED:

02:20 GMT, 15 January 2013

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UPDATED:

03:47 GMT, 15 January 2013

Former world No 1 Caroline Wozniacki rallied from a set and 3-0 down in the decider to win her first-round match at the Australian Open 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 against Sabine Lisicki of Germany.

The 10th-seeded Danish player only hit 12 winners to 45 for Lisicki, but the big-hitting German also made 57 unforced errors to just eight for Wozniacki.

Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki

In the hunt: Caroline Wozniacki was made to fight against Sabine Lisicki

Wozniacki's form coming into the Australian Open wasn't encouraging – losing in the first round at the Brisbane International and the second round at Sydney.

She was the top-seeded player last year at Melbourne Park before losing in the quarter-finals.

On Monday, her golfer boyfriend Rory McIlroy signed a lucrative multi-year contract with Nike.

Tough: Wozniacki was forced to come from behind against Lisicki

Tough: Wozniacki was forced to come from behind against Lisicki