Raonic, Pospisil fall while Wozniak moves on

Aleksandra Wozniak hits a return to Heather Watson during the first round of the WTA Aegon Classic...

Aleksandra Wozniak hits a return to Heather Watson during the first round of the WTA Aegon Classic at Edgbaston Priory Club, in Birmingham, England, June 10, 2014. (ANDREW YATES/AFP)

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, Last Updated: 10:34 PM ET

Milos Raonic's first foray on grass this season was short-lived Wednesday.

The third seed, making the transition from the clay courts of Roland Garros to grass, was upset 6-4, 6-4 by wild card Peter Gojowczyk in the second round of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany. It was Raonic's first match in the ATP 250 tournament after he received a first-round bye.

Raonic, a quarterfinalist at the French Open, was ousted by 120th-ranked Gojowczyk after just 72 minutes. Gojowczyk broke big-serving Raonic twice and won 73% of his service points to pull off the shocker.

"I love these hard-hitting guys and their service, because the return is my best hit," Gojowczyk said.

Gojowczyk will play Alejandro Falla of Colombia in the quarterfinals. Falla beat Robin Haase of the Netherlands 7-6 (1), 6-4.

WOZNIAK MOVES ON

Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak moved on to the third round of the Aegon Classic Wednesday in Birmingham, England.

Wozniak beat Johanna Konta of Britain 6-4, 6-2 to set up a meeting with fourth-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium.

The native of Blainville, Que., converted four of five break point opportunities and won 88% of her first-serve points to get past Konta, Britain's last hope in the Wimbledon warmup. Earlier in the tournament, Wozniak took down Heather Watson, the top-ranked Brit.

"I think (Wosniak) played a very good match overall," Konta said. "She was playing with a lot more confidence than yesterday, I felt. She was definitely a lot more solid. But then again, I felt I had a couple chances here and there, semi chances, which I didn't really feel like I capitalized on."

Wozniak needed to get through two rounds of qualifying just to get into the main draw at the tourney.

POSPISIL OUT, TOO

Vasek Pospisil lost twice Wednesday at the Aegon Championships in London.

Pospisil, seeded 11th at the Queen's Club, lost 6-4, 6-4 to 93rd-ranked Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round of the men's singles draw then was ousted with partner nicholas Monroe of the U.S. in men's doubles, falling 7-6 (1), 6-1 to fourth-seeded Leander Paes of India and Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic.

It wasn't all bad news for Canadians, though, as third-seeded Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic advanced with a 7-6 (4), 7-5 win over Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria and Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland. Dimitrov and Wawrinka held a 13-6 edge in aces but Nestor and Zimonjic did enough to get through to the next round.

Nestor and Zimonjic will meet Colin Fleming of Britain and Marcin Matkowski of Poland in the quarterfinals.


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