Four-time winner Wozniacki ousted at New Haven

August 22, 2014 - 12:00:00 am
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reacts to a lost point in the second set against Camila Giorgi of Italy during a match of the Connecticut Open in New Haven on Wednesday. Giorgi upset four-time champion Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the WTA Connecticut Open, a final US Open warm-up hard court event. Giorgi dispatched 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. Giorgi, ranked 38th, 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 2008-2011, but saw her record at the Yale University event dip to 24-3. “I knew I was going to get limited break chances and when I did get them, I didn’t convert,” Wozniacki said. “I knew I had to be aggressive out there and try to push her back, but I didn’t manage to do that. She played well and I didn’t.”