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Tennis: Four-time winner Wozniacki ousted at New Haven

Published on Aug 21, 2014 11:22 AM
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reacts to a lost point in the second set against Camila Giorgi of Italy during the Connecticut Open at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale in New Haven, Connecticut on Aug 20, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

NEW HAVEN, United States (AFP) - Camila Giorgi sprang an upset to defeat four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday and reach the quarter-finals of the WTA Connecticut Open, a final warm-up for the US Open.

The Italian saw off the former world number one in 78 minutes to book a last-eight date with Spain's Garbine Muguruza, who eliminated Chinese qualifier Peng Shuai 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in another second-round match.

The unseeded Giorgi also ousted Wozniacki in last year's US Open, but lost their only other meeting this year at Eastbourne.

Wozniacki, whose best Grand Slam showing was a 2009 US Open runner-up effort, won the title at New Haven from 2008 to 2011, but saw her record at the Yale University event dip to 24-3.

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