Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki who was eliminated from the ongoing US Open on Thursday night has challenged herself to regroup stronger before fighting for a major title next time.
Second seed Wozniacki was sent packing by by Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko 6-4 6-2, joining top seed Simona Halep on the side-lines.
Like Halep’s first-round loss to Kaia Kanepi, Wozniacki could have no complaints after being well beaten by Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko 6-4 6-2.
“I started off pretty well, then I think I played well in parts of the first set, just trying to stay aggressive. But she was playing smarter than me. She played the game that I was supposed to be playing,” Wozniacki told Sky Sports
After breaking her grand slam duck in Melbourne after so many years of trying, it has not been a great season for Wozniacki, barring a title in Eastbourne in June.
She has failed to go beyond the fourth round at any of the three slams since, with this defeat following a second-round loss against Ekaterina Makarova at Wimbledon.
Wozniacki said: “This part of the season is usually a part of the season I really look forward to, one I really play well. I definitely would have wished to have played more and gone further. All I can do now is regroup, think what I can do, and also just make sure my body is 100 per cent.
“I’m always going to say it’s a great season because I won my first major. If I hadn’t won in Australia, we would be talking differently. But I did. I’m very proud of that. It’s something that nobody can ever take away from me.”
Tsurenko will take on the Czech Republic’s Katerina Siniakova next.
Maria Sharapova battled past unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea 6-2 7-5 to set up a third-round clash with Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko.