Top seed Caroline Wozniacki bowed out of BMW Malaysian Open 2013

Top seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark bowed out of the BMW Malaysian Open 2013 when she lost to China’s Qiang Wang in the first round


Kuala Lumpur – February 27, 2013 – Top seed and world No. 10 Caroline Wozniacki was sensationally knocked out of the first round of the BMW Malaysian Open 2013 this evening when she went down to China’s Qiang Wang in three sets at The Royal Selangor Golf Club.

Wang’s movement around the court was brisk and intelligent, and grew in confidence as the match wore on. Commenting on her first win over a world top-10 player, Wang said she suspected that Woznacki was either fatigued or injured, and just took it from there. In reference to how she approached the match, the Shenzhen-based Wang said she came out just to “play my game”.


The shy lass started playing tennis at age nine. That year, she was chosen as the Tianjing National Tennis Center player promotion course. For two years consecutively (2006–07), she won the junior’s tennis championship in China. She officially started touring the ITF in Japan as of 2007.

With a solitary career win at an ITF event in Beijing last August, Wang added that this victory would give her a lift going forward, but added that she would still “take it one game at a time”.

The 21-year-old qualifier capitalized on what Wozniacki said in a statement was “heat illness” to triumph 2-6, 7-6, 6-1 in the $235,000 WTA International event. The Danish star, who comfortably won the first set, battled through the second before losing the tie-break and then succumbed in the third without much of a fight.

Wozniacki, meanwhile, said: “I tried my best but I didn’t have much energy.” In reference to the trainer and doctor coming on court to treat her during the match, she said that “there wasn’t much they could do” in the circumstances.

She added: “For the fans, I am sorry to lose, but that’s how it is sometimes. But I’ll be looking to come back here again.”

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