Tennis: Wozniacki bundled out of Brisbane International
Published on Dec 31, 2012 6:03 PM
BRISBANE (REUTERS) - Caroline Wozniacki's preparations for the Australian Open were in tatters on Monday after she was bundled out of the Brisbane International by Kazakhstan's world No. 103 Ksenia Pervak.
Wozniacki's defeat completed a disastrous 12 months in which the Dane relinquished the No. 1 ranking and failed to threaten at any of the Major championships.
The world No. 10 started strongly but wilted as Pervak, a 21-year-old qualifier on the comeback trail from a serious pelvic injury, committed 61 unforced errors but still completed a 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-1) victory for her first win against a top 10 player.
"Had a lot of long rallies and a lot of even games, and it just didn't go my way," she said.
To continue reading, log in if you are a subscriber
Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!