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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark plays a forehand in her second round match against Julia Goerges of Germany during day four of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
This was a first-round match so important for Caroline Wozniacki that it kept her boyfriend, Rory McIlroy, awake at night. The former No. 1-ranked Wozniacki came back from 3-0 down in the final set to win the last six games of the match against big-hitting German Sabine Lisicki 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Tuesday at the Australian Open. McIlroy got up at 3 a.m. to watch from Abu Dhabi, where he's preparing to play in this weekend's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championships. He was coming off a busy day himself after the announcement of his lucrative multi-year contract with Nike. Of course, the multimillion dollar golf contract became a topic of conversation. ''It wasn't really a big surprise to me. I kind of knew,'' she said to laughter in the interview room. ''I felt bad for him because I think he went to bed at midnight their time and woke up at 3 and watched me and then back to sleep for a couple of hours. That's a true fan.'' And perhaps it was just the win Wozniacki needed to battle her way back...
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