Puig rallies to beat Wozniacki in Eastbourne
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Former champion Caroline Wozniacki was upset by Monica Puig at the Eastbourne International on Wednesday as the Puerto Rican qualifier rallied to win their third-round match 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Wozniacki, who won the title in 2009, is struggling to regain form after missing the entire clay-court season with a right ankle injury. The Dane has managed just three wins in three tournaments since her return.
Although Wozniacki fought off four break points that would have given Puig a 4-2 lead in the opening set, she was unable to seriously pressure a confident opponent who recently reached the Nottingham semifinals.
Twelfth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova also reached the quarterfinals of the grass-court tournament by overcoming Ukrainian qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko 7-6 (3), 6-3.