Wozniacki rocked in French Open 1st round by 22yo Russian underdog Kudermetova
A clear underdog in the clash, Kudermetova performed a truly great sports feat on the clay court, winning a three-set thriller which lasted more than two hours.
Australian Open 2018 winner Wozniacki got off to a brilliant start, confidently taking the first set with a bagel score of 6-0. However, a more than impressive beginning seemed to produce a calming effect on the 13th-seed Dane who sensationally lost her next two sets to her less experienced opponent.
The 22-year-old Kazan native, who was playing in her second Grand Slam main draw, won two straight sets with a twin score of 6-3 to knock Wozniacki out.
Wozniacki, a two-time quarter-finalist at Roland Garros, has been plagued with injuries this spring, winning just four matches on clay before competing in Paris.
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Viktoria Kudermetova élimine Caroline Wozniacki après avoir perdu le premier set 6-0, sa plus importante victoire en carrière.
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Kudermetova’s stunning victory came just one day after another young Russian player, Anastasia Potapova, beat Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-2.