Wozniacki wins Nottingham opener, 1st match in 10 weeks
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Caroline Wozniacki's first match in more than two months ended in victory as she beat Cagla Buyukakcay of Turkey 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the Nottingham Open on Tuesday.
Wozniacki rolled her right ankle while practicing for the Fed Cup in early April and she missed the European clay-court swing. She'd last played in late March in Miami.
''It's just great to be back,'' she said. ''You feel a bit rusty out there but at the same time it could have been a lot worse.''
It was worse for two other seeds: No. 5 Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium lost to Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic 7-5, 7-6 (7), and No. 7 Mona Barthel of Germany fell to Alison Riske of the United States 6-2, 6-1.
Hlavackova was a lucky loser from qualifying who was promoted late into the main draw. Three qualifiers also won their openers: Ashleigh Barty of Australia, Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal, and Tara Moore of Britain, who was making her main draw debut on tour.