SYDNEY (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki lost her quarterfinal at the Sydney International on Wednesday, opening the way for Petra Kvitova to take over the No. 1 ranking before next week's Australian Open.
Wozniacki, who needed a medical timeout after the third game of the final set to have her left wrist taped, lost 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 to seventh-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland.
In the previous match at the Olympic Tennis Centre, Wimbledon champion and No. 2 Kvitova defeated Daniela Hantuchova 6-0, 6-4 to move into the semifinals against French Open winner Li Na.
No. 3-ranked Victoria Azarenka beat No. 9-ranked Marion Bartoli 7-5, 6-4 and will play Radwanska in the other semifinal.