Top two seeds Wozniacki and Schiavone crash out of AEGON International in round one


Caroline Wozniacki

Top seed and defending champion Caroline Wozniacki lost her first career encounter with Aravane Rezai 6-4 1-6 6-3 in the opening round of the AEGON International. Wozniacki was playing her first match on grass this year, and lost to Rezai who was coming off a semifinal appearance in Birmingham last week, where she pushed eventual champion Li Na to three sets.

Francesca Schiavone

Just like Wozniacki, second-seeded Francesca Schiavone was playing her first grass court match of the season and also said goodbye already in the beginning, falling to Sorana Cirstea 7-5 6-3. Playing her first tournament since winning the French Open, the 2009 Wimbledon quarterfinalist Schiavone fought hard to stay in both sets but lost her first match as a Top 10 player.

On the other hand, fifth seed Kim Clijsters was playing her first match on grass since 2006 and handily defeated fellow Belgian Yanina Wickmayer 6-1 6-1. (photos: Stephane Martinache, © Neal Trousdale)


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