Wozniacki ousted from French Open in first round
Caroline Wozniacki appeared to be ready to shake a three-match losing streak before unraveling against 68th-ranked Russian Veronika Kudermetova in the first round of the French Open on Monday.
Wozniacki breezed to a 6-0 opener before 3-6, 3-6 defeats sent the former World No. 1 home from Paris. It was the fourth straight defeat for Wozniacki, whose last victory was in the semifinals at Charleston, South Carolina.
Kudermetova, 22, was in her Roland Garros main draw debut and moves to the second round of a Grand Slam for the first time. She hit 40 winners, to just 15 for Wozniacki.
"I think I played really well in the first set. I played aggressive. I played the way I wanted to play," Wozniacki said. "And then I think she got very lucky in the start of the second set and kind of, you know, took advantage of the opportunities she got. And then, yeah, I think I just lost a little steam in the end and I made some unforced errors that I normally don't do, so that was very frustrating. And, yeah, it is what it is. I haven't had the best lead-up to this tournament, which also has been frustrating."
--Field Level Media
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