Weather Updates

Caroline Wozniacki dumped in first round of French Open

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki wipes her face during first round match French Open tennis tournament against Belgium's YaninWickmayer RolGarros stadium Paris

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki wipes her face during the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

storyidforme: 66965300
tmspicid: 23872776
fileheaderid: 11727012
Article Extras
Story Image

PARIS — About a week after her engagement to two-time major golf champion Rory McIlroy was called off, Caroline Wozniacki exited the French Open in the first round.

The 13th-seeded Wozniacki lost 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-2 on Tuesday to 64th-ranked Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium.

It’s the first time Denmark’s Wozniacki was beaten in her opener at Roland Garros since 2007, her debut at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament.

Wozniacki was ranked No. 1 in 2010, a year after she reached the final of the U.S. Open. She’s been as far as the semifinals three other times at Grand Slam tournaments.

Last week, McIlroy announced he and Wozniacki mutually decided to split only days after sending out wedding invitations. They began dating in 2011.

On Sunday, McIlroy won a European Tour event in England.

© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit To order a reprint of this article, click here.