Wuhan, China, Sep 23 : World No 18 Caroline Wozniacki crashed out of the 2019 Dongfeng Motors Wuhan Open in the round of 64 here on Monday, falling to No 32 Hsieh Su Wei of Chinese Taipei in three sets 7-6 (2), 1-6, 2-6.
Hsieh looked down and out at the end of the first set, with Wozniacki breaking twice and firing off five aces on her way to serving for it at 5-1, only to watch that lead evaporate as her opponent responded with two breaks of her own to level it 5-all.
Hsieh then held serve for the rest of the set to force a tiebreak, which Wozniacki was able to win with ease. But things went only downhill for the Dane from there. Hsieh's forehand shots from the baseline started finding their marks in a big way on return.
Wozniacki was broken twice on the way to Hsieh sealing the second set in just 32 minutes, and it was a similar story in the third; she faced two breaks while never taking her opponent to break point in a meltdown that left her visibly rattled.Up next for Hsieh is Russian qualifier Svetlana Kuznetsova, who moved to the second round due to opponent Yulia Putinseva retiring after one set. (Xinhua)