Wozniacki sees red as she bids Paris adieu
PARIS - Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki’s slide continued on Saturday when she was dumped out of the French Open third round by Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi, losing her temper in the process.
The Dane, seeded ninth, slumped to a 6-1, 6-7 and 6-3 defeat after a controversial line call went against her at 1-1 in the deciding set after she had battled back into the match.
Wozniacki, who finished each of the last two seasons on top of the rankings despite not having captured a grand slam, had a heated debate with chair umpire Poncho Ayala.
“When the ball is clearly out I don’t think there should be anything to argue about,” she told reporters. “If they cannot see, they should have other umpires on the lines or invent Hawk-Eye on these courts .?.?. It’s a disgrace that mistakes like this are made.”
Wozniacki won six titles in each of the 2010 and 2011 seasons but has struggled this year.
“I can’t really be happy about losing today but it’s sport and, at least looking ahead, you have big tournaments coming up,” she said. Reuters