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Caroline Wozniacki Survives at Indian Wells Marathon

No. 10 seed Caroline Wozniacki hits a backhand shot during her match, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (Credit: Jessica E. Davis)
No. 10 seed Caroline Wozniacki hits a backhand shot during her match, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (Credit: Jessica E. Davis)
It took two-and-a-half hours, but No. 10 seed Caroline Wozniacki battled her way through to the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open Sunday.

The 2010 Indian Wells champion beat qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova 7-6(7), 3-6, 6-1.

"Playing her is always tricky, especially here because the ball bounces so high - her serves were bouncing way over my head and I had a really tough time getting into the rhythm at the start of the match," Wozniacki said. "I managed to fight through and win that first set. I'm not sure how, I guess my running really got me through that."

Wozniacki had lost her only previous meeting against Shvedova at Madrid last year.

After the match, the Dane said her preparation has been great. 

"I always go for a morning jog," Wozniacki said. "You know, the air is so fresh, it's in the morning. It's not too warm; it' not too cold. You look around and you have like lemon trees, orange trees, and it's just so nice. Sometimes I stop up and I grab a lemon or an orange. I probably shouldn't say that here."

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