Caroline Wozniacki was stunned in the first round of the Italian Open, furthering her struggles on clay.
Caroline Wozniacki was stunned in the first round of the Italian Open, furthering her struggles on clay.
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ROME (AP) Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki was upset in the first round of the Italian Open by 48th-ranked Bojana Jovanovski 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) Tuesday.

Wozniacki wasted a 5-2 lead in the third-set tiebreaker. The Dane has struggled on clay this season, losing to Yaroslava Shvedova in the first round of last week's Madrid Open and to Carla Suarez Navarro in her first match in Stuttgart, Germany, last month.

Also, Mikhail Youzhny comfortably beat 13th-seeded Tommy Haas 6-4, 6-3 and former top-10 player Fernando Verdasco outlasted Horacio Zeballos 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Later, top-ranked players Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, plus second-seeded Roger Federer, were in action.

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