Injury and a poor start to this season, means that 25 year old Wozniacki is currently ranked 18 and still has some tough draws at the early stages of tournaments.

In her current tournament in Doha, Qatar she faced the potent Polish punisher - Agnieszka Radwanska in the second round.

Polaxing the Pole

Before today's match, many people still placed Radwanska ahead of Wozniacki in the race to win that coveted first Grand Slam title. The way in which Wozniacki, at times, seemed to match the Pole's aggression rather than solely relying on her stoic ability to keep the ball in play - made the straight sets: 7-5, 6-4, all the more breathtaking.

This result sends a message out to the other contenders that the amiable Dane's confidence and self-belief is growing even more than her off-court popularity.

Tight Schedule

Rain interruptions have often stinted the flow and rhythm of individual matches and the tournament as a whole. This was epitomised in the second round exit of the number 1 seed, Angelique Kerber at the hands of the Russian: Daria Kasatkina.

The reward for Wozniacki's encapsulating victory over Radwanska - was a scheduled, same day Quarter Final against the dark horse qualifier Lauren Davis. There have been no previous meetings between this pair and, the uncertainty factor and a bit of fatigue seemed to be tugging at Wozniacki, as she laboured through the first game on her serve, dropping two points in the process.

It was a though fate was smiling down on Wozniacki with the same warmth that the Dane greets most people (Rory McCillroy excluded), as the heavens opened and called a halt to play for today. They say that when it rains it's a time for reflection - it's to be hoped that Wozniacki now has the time to realise that she has suddenly found her form and her season can now begin in earnest.

The path to a 26th WTA title is becoming clearer

Kerber's early exit and the withdrawal of Kuznetsova and last year's winner Carla Suarez Navarro, means that this tournament can now be viewed as a cracking chance for Caroline to underline her Grand Slam credentials and seal her 26th career singles title. Karolina Pliskova and the "pocket rocket" Dominique Cibulkova are the main threats left in this tournament. They will both have to up their game to stop Wozniacki though and, she should have too much for Davis when their quarter final resumes.