After top seed Simona Halep’s exit on Tuesday afternoon, former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki followed in the Romanian’s footsteps and lost her second round match a the Connecticut Open to the unseeded Camila Giorgi.
It was a fairly one-sided battle, and even though Wozniacki has a 13-2 record heading into the match-up against the Italian, the Dane was simply unable to kick start her game and lost the match 6-4, 6-2.
“She hits every ball as hard as she can,” Wozniacki said. “She just went for it and the balls were going in. I felt a little tired and didn’t move as well as usual. That doesn’t help when you play somebody where you really have to be ready from the first point.
“I knew I was going to get limited break chances, and when I did get them, I didn’t convert. I knew I had to be aggressive out there and try to push her back, but I didn’t manage to do that today. She played well, and I didn’t. I would have loved to have been here longer, but it wasn’t to be this year. Now I just need to take the positives out of it. I get a few extra days to rest up and practice for the US Open.”
In other second round action, Garbine Muguruza defeated qualifier Shuai Peng 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the quarter-final round of the tournament. Kirsten Flipkens also scored a big three-set win over Andrea Petkovic, while Sam Stosur dominanted Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-2 en route to the final eight in New Haven.
The US Open is scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 25.