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Fri Apr 18 05:01:45 SAST 2014

Wozniacki slips to shock defeat in Malaysia

Reuters | 27 February, 2013 16:460 Comments
WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship - Day Five
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in action in her semifinal against Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic during the Dubai Tennis Championship on February 22, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Image by: Julian Finney / Getty Images

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki suffered one of her worst career defeats when she bowed out of the Malaysia Open to 186th-ranked Chinese qualifier Qiang Wang on Wednesday.

The Dane, top seed at the event in Kuala Lumpur, cruised through the opening set of her first round clash and had a match point in the second before going down 2-6 7-6 6-1.

Qualifier Wang, 21, allowed Wozniacki only one point in the second set tiebreak as she levelled the match and rolled through the decider to claim her biggest career win.

Wozniacki, a semi-finalist last week in Dubai, has slipped to 10th in the world rankings.

Wang will face Austrian Patricia Mayr-Achleitner next.

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