Svetlana Kuznetsova upset by Caroline Wozniacki at Eastbourne International Women’s Open


Top seed Svetlana Kuznetsova was defeated in the second round of the Eastbourne International Women’s Open by Danish teenager Caroline Wozniacki. Final score: 6-2 6-2.

It was Kuznetsova’s first and last match on grass prior to Wimbledon.

“At least I’ve played some and I have a few days to practice,” said the Russian. “I’m very disappointed because I hoped to play a few more matches, but this is tennis and it can happen.”

Kuznetsova never looked comfortable in the windy conditions at the Eastbourne International Women’s Open and was even trailing 4-0 to the 17-year-old Wozniacki in the second set.

“It was pretty disgusting being out there,” world No.4 Kuznetsova said. “I wish I could play better but the first match on grass I think is very hard. She had much more of an advantage because she was used to it. It was a weird situation and definitely not nice to be out there at all.”

The grass-court tournament in Eastbourne lost another top player when Amelie Mauresmo retired against Samantha Stosur.


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