US Open: Camila Giorgi stuns sixth seed Caroline Wozniacki at Flushing Meadows
Last Updated: September 1, 2013 9:56pm
Caroline Wozniacki: Has not reached the last eight of any grand slam this year
Former finalist Caroline Wozniacki was sent crashing out of the US Open after Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi defeated her 4-6 6-4 6-3 in the third round at Flushing Meadows.
Giorgi, who reached the fourth round at Wimbledon last year, was rewarded for taking the game to Wozniacki, hitting 46 winners to her Danish opponent's 13.
The 21-year-old next plays 10th seed and compatriot Roberta Vinci, with the winner of that match to meet either Simona Halep or Flavia Pennetta, ensuring there will be a first-time grand slam semi-finalist from the third quarter of the draw.
Wozniacki rued letting her chance slip away in the second set but felt there was little she could have done in the decider.
"I had many break-point opportunities in the second I didn't take and all of a sudden she came into the rhythm and just started hitting everything and it was starting to go in," she said.
"She put me under pressure and I started to play a little short, and then all of a sudden she was all over the ball. She took very high-risk shots and things were going in for her.
"I was really trying to fight for every point and fight as much as I could, and it just wasn't enough today."
Wozniacki has shown encouraging form in patches this season but it is the first year since 2008 that she has not reached the quarter-finals in any grand slam.
She added: "It wasn't the best year for me at the majors but there is next year. Overall I feel the progress has been good. I have been hitting the ball well and playing well. I hope there will be more positives in the end of the season."
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