Caroline Wozniacki works fast to reach ASB Tennis Classic quarters

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the quarterfinals of the ASB Tennis Classic on Wednesday, beating Petra Martic of Croatia 6-2, 6-2.

After taking 58 minutes to beat American Madison Brengle in her first-round match Tuesday, Wozniacki needed only 53 minutes to beat the unseeded Martic despite dropping her serve in the first game of the second set.

Wozniacki served strongly to take early control, winning 89 percent of points on first serve and putting the 90th-ranked Martic under pressure with deep groundstrokes that forced errors.

"I'm trying to stay aggressive," Wozniacki said. "I still made some unforced errors. It's taking a few matches to play like 100 percent, but I still felt I played pretty well today."

Wozniacki broke Martic's serve in the second and eighth games to take the first set in 24 minutes. She quickly recovered after dropping serve to open the second set, breaking back in the fourth and sixth games.

"I've worked on everything I need to work on in the offseason," Wozniacki said. "Now it's just a matter of working out how to incorporate that into your match or into a situation where you maybe get nervous."

Third-seeded Barbora Strycova beat Johanna Larsson of Sweden 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-2.

Strycova took more than three hours to beat Italy's Sara Errani in her first-round match and needed almost 2½ hours to move past Larsson.

Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan beat qualifier Ysaline Bonaventure 6-4, 6-3, and Sofia Kenin beat Varvara Lepchenko in an all-American match-up.