Wozniacki rolls past Keys into U.S. Open quarters

Nick McCarvel, Special for USA TODAY Sports
3:34 p.m. EDT September 4, 2016

NEW YORK – Caroline Wozniacki is back in the business end of a Grand Slam.

For the second time in 18 major appearances, the former world No. 1 is into the final eight at a major.

Sunday afternoon at the U.S. Open, Wozniacki stopped American Madison Keys, the No. 8 seed, 6-3, 6-4 in an impressive display of consistency and power off the forehand wing from Wozniacki, who has made a point to be more aggressive this fortnight.

The last time Wozniacki was in this position was when she made the final here at the U.S. Open two years ago, losing to close friend Serena Williams.

It is an unexpected result from Wozniacki: She injured her ankle this spring, forcing her to miss the French Open, and has fallen to No. 74 in the world, her lowest ranking since 2007.

“This is crazy,” Wozniacki said on court. “After such a tough year, to be in the quarterfinals here, it’s amazing. I know I faced an American, but thank you for…

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