Bouchard, Wozniacki upset at Connecticut Open

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 20, 2014 at 9:52 pm •  Published: August 20, 2014
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Third-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark both suffered straight-set upsets Wednesday in the second round of the Connecticut Open.

Bouchard lost 6-2, 6-2 to Australian Samantha Stosur. The Canadian, ranked No. 8 in the world, played with her left thigh wrapped after straining her hamstring in practice this week. The injury left her visibly struggling with her mobility throughout the match.

"It's obviously not ideal; I've had to cut back a little bit on practice time, but I should be good to go pretty soon," she said.

Bouchard said her personal trainer will join her in New York and said she does not expect the injury to have much of an impact on her performance at next week's U.S. Open.

Stosur, ranked No. 25 in the world, dominated the match, winning almost 70 percent of the points on her serve, while breaking Bouchard's serve twice in each set.

"My serve is a weapon, and sometimes it doesn't act like that, so it's important for me to really use that part of my game to my best advantage," said Stosur, who will play in her first quarterfinal since January.

Wozniacki, the fourth seed, was beaten 6-4, 6-2 by Camila Giorgi of Italy.

Giorgi, who also beat Wozniacki in last year's U.S. Open, faced just two break points. Her first serves reached 117 mph and her second serves hovered around 107 mph.

She consistently hit ground strokes at Wozniacki's feet, preventing her from moving laterally.

The 37th-ranked Giorgi broke Wozniacki's serve in the first game of the match and twice in the second set.

"I think today the serve was the key and really consistent," she said.

It was the earliest exit at this tournament for Wozniacki, who has appeared in New Haven seven times. She won in each of her first four trips and lost in the semifinals in 2012 and 2013.

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