Wozniak bounced from U.S. Open

Lucie Safarova (L) of the Czech Republic is congratulated by Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada after...

Lucie Safarova (L) of the Czech Republic is congratulated by Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada after their women's singles match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York August 29, 2012. (REUTERS)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:19 PM ET

Aleksandra Wozniak will have to be content with second-round money.

The 24-year-old from Blainville, Que., was eliminated from the U.S. Open with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 loss to 15th-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic Wednesday in Flushing Meadows. A win would have put Wozniak into the third round of the U.S. Open for the first time.

After cruising to an easy win in her opening match, Wozniak struggled on serve against Safarova. She connected on just 52% of her first serves, had 10 double faults and just three aces.

No other Canadians were in action Wednesday.

Milos Raonic is expected to play his second-round match with Paul-Henri Mathieu of France on Thursday. Raonic beat Santiago Giraldo of Colombia in a five-set marathon in his first-round match.

Canada’s Daniel Nestor and Max Mirnyi of Belarus, the top seeds in the men’s doubles draw, lost their first-round match to Americans Steve Johnson and Jack Sock.

 


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