Remarkably, however, Konta — who could be heard saying her heart rate increased and suggested her vision was blurred after she had dropped to the court — recovered to join Wozniacki in the third round in New York.
Wozniacki — whose season has been blighted by ankle and arm injuries — achieved her best grand slam showing of 2016 by winning a round and the former No. 1 went one better Wednesday by defeating 2004 U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 6-4.
Wozniacki, now ranked 74th, lost to Kuznetsova in the first round at Wimbledon but improved to 3-0 against the world No. 10 at the U.S. Open after a shaky start: Kuznetsova led 4-0 in the opening set.
Indeed Wozniacki wasn’t about to throw in the towel in the city she loves and owns an apartment in.
The U.S. Open has also been Wozniacki’s most successful major.
Two years ago, after a much publicized split from golfer Rory…