Listener Supported Public Media from Fordham University

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tunein
  • YouTube
  • Flickr
  • RSS

Wozniacki Exits while Djokovic and Williams Sisters Advance

by Kenny Ducey
Irina-CamelIa Begu

Injured 8 seed falls to Irina-Camelia Begu on Day 2

Caroline Wozniacki didn't expect to leave New York in less than a week, much less without a win.

The eight seed on the Women's side was upset 6-2, 6-2 by Irina-Camelia Begu, who's ranked 96th in the world.

"You know, you always want to go in and do your best no matter what's happening out there. I tried. I didn't succeed to play well."

What happened out there at Louis Armstrong wasn't just a devastating loss for her confidence, but also a paniful one. She went down in the second set with a right knee injury, which she hurt just 4 days ago in New Haven.  "You try not to think about it at all and just play, fight, do what you can out there."

Other top seeds, such as Novak Djokovic [1], Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [5], Agnieska Radwanska [2], and Serena Williams [4] had more positive outcomes, winning their opening round matches in straight sets.

The biggest question of the day was whether or not American Andy Roddick [20] would win his first round match, since he's had his fair share of early exits. He crusied by Rhyne Williams 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, and said afterwards he's not ready to be complacent with leaving Queens with just a second-round win in his pocket. "There is no acceptable result. You play your second round, try to win your second round. You go as far as you want. Or as far as you can."

Top seed Victoria Azarenka, as well as Maria Sharapova [3], Andy Murray [3], David Ferrer [4], and John Isner [9] are in action tomorrow, starting at 11 AM.



Wozniacki on playing injured Djokovic on his net game Serena on her consistency