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Caroline Wozniacki's 20-match winning streak in New Haven ended Friday when the four-time defending champion retired from her semifinal match with Maria Kirilenko with a knee injury.
Wozniacki, who injured the right knee in her quarterfinal win Thursday, called for the trainer right after dropping the first set of the semifinal 7-5 to the 25-year-old Russian.
''I could feel it from the start,'' she said. ''But, you know, it just started to get a bit worse. I decided to stop because if you don't feel a hundred percent, you can't compete at a hundred percent. It's better to let it rest. I wasn't going to win this match anyways if I'm not on a hundred percent fit level.''
The third-seeded Dane had won all 20 matches she played at the tournament since entering as a relatively unknown 18-year-old in 2008. She hadn't dropped a set here since the 2010 final.
Wozniacki was trying to join Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf and Chr...
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Caroline Wozniacki has retired from her semifinal match at the New Haven Open with a knee injury, her first loss at the tournament.
Wozniacki, who injured the knee in her quarterfinal win on Thursday, lost the first set of the semifinal to Maria Kirilenko, 7-5, when she called for the trainer.
It was the first set she had lost in New Haven since 2010. The four-time defending champion...
Caroline Wozniacki fought through an injury to her right knee Thursday to beat Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the New Haven Open.
The third-seeded Dane improved to 20-0 at the Connecticut Tennis Center where she is the four-time defending champion and looking to become just the fourth woman to win the same WTA event in five consecutive years.
It was unclear...
By Jack Cunniff
New Haven Open at Yale– Thursday, August 23, 2012
Summary of Thursday quarterfinal action at the Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven:
Quarterfinal: (3) Caroline Wozniacki def. (6) Dominika Cibulkova, 6-2, 6-1
In the day’s opening quarterfinal, the four-time defending champion Caroline Wozniacki renewed her rivalry with Dominika Cibulkova. With their...
By Jack Cunniff
New Haven Open at Yale– Friday, August 24, 2012
Summary of Friday semifinal action at the Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven:
Semifinal: (7) Maria Kirilenko def. (3) Caroline Wozniacki, 7-5, ret.
The Caroline Wozniacki winning streak at the New Haven Open ended Friday, through a combination of Maria Kirilenko and an injury to her right knee. Wozniacki...