Former finalist Wozniacki defeated in first round at US Open

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki has been defeated in the first round of the US Open at Flushing Meadows in New York.

Irina-Camelia Begu, rated 96th in the world, beat the eighth seed in straight sets 6-2 6-2 and will now take her place in the second round of the year’s final grand slam.

Wozniacki has had a disappointing year having gone out in the first round at Wimbledon as well; for the Dane 2013 can’t come quickly enough.

Having won a Wimbledon single’s title as a girl Wozniacki had been tipped for the top, but so far a women’s grand slam title has eluded her.

However, the 22 year old has had a tough time lately with an injury which contributed to the loss against the un-seeded Romanian Begu.
Wozniacki had her right leg heavily strapped during the match in New York and she was not moving freely enough to ever mount a challenge against Begu.

The Dane sustained the injury at New Haven last week, a tournament she has won for the last four meetings, and had to pull out of her semi-final there against Maria Kirilenko.

Incidentally, Kirilenko had a comfortable win over South African Chanelle Scheepers in New York, coming out on top in a 6-2 6-1 victory.

Elsewhere there was also first round victories for Venus and Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber, Agnieszka Radwanska, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic and Sara Errani.

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