Caroline Wozniacki dumped out on new ‘graveyard court’ as Maria Sharapova survives

Caroline Wozniacki upset

The top two seeds are both out of the US Open after Caroline Wozniacki was sent packing in the second round.

World No 1 and top-ranked Simona Halep was a shock first-round casualty at Flushing Meadows on Monday and Wozniacki followed her out on Thursday as the second seed lost against Lesia Tsurenko.

The Australian Open champion suffered a 6-4, 6-2 defeat at the hands of the world No 36 on the Louis Armstrong Stadium.

There were five breaks of serve in the first set with Tsurenko edging the breaks 3-2, and the Ukrainian ran away with things in the second set with two breaks.

Halep and two-time Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza also lost on the same Louis Armstrong Stadium earlier in the week.

“Guess Wimbledon used to have a ‘Graveyard Court’,” Wozniacki said. “Maybe that is going to be the new ‘graveyard court’. I think it’s a little too early to tell.”

Former US Open champion Maria Sharapova is still alive though as she beat Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 7-5.

The 22nd seeded Sharapova found herself 2-4 down in the second set, but she broke back to level it at 4-4.

The duo then traded another couple of breaks before Sharapova claimed the decisive break in game 13.

Next up for the Russian is a clash against former French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko.

“It only gets tougher from here,” she said. “Being seeded in the 20s means you’re going to get Grand Slam winners in the third round, as I have. But I’m looking forward to it.”

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