Four-Time Champion Wozniacki Ousted by Giorgi


(UPDATED 2:42 pm | Above photo: Billie Weiss/Connecticut Open)

Caroline Wozniacki, the four-time champion at the Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies fell short in her Round of 16 tilt on Wednesday, beaten by Italian Camila Giorgi on Stadium Court.

“My head was saying ‘go for it’, but my legs were moving a little bit too late, said Wozniacki. “I just didn’t move as well as I usually do. I felt a little tired out there, and that doesn’t help when you play somebody where you really have to be ready from the first point.”

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Wozniacki, the four-seed and World No. 11, came into today’s match-up boasting a 25-2 overall record in New Haven, but Giorgi has been known to pull such theatrics before. Beating the world’s elite is nothing new for the hard-hitting Italian, securing wins over Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Dominika Cibulkova and Andrea Petkovic in 2014. She upset Wozniacki at the US Open a year ago before the Dane avenged that loss in Birmingham in June.

“I think today the serve was the key and was really consistent,” said Giorgi. “I played my type of game.”

Giorgi, the World No. 38, advances to face the winner of Peng Shuai and Garbine Muguruza in the quarterfinals.

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