Wozniacki crashes out in Tokyo

Sep 29, 2011, 11:21 IST | AFP
Unseeded Estonian Kaia Kanepi toppled world number one Caroline Wozniacki in the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament yesterday, dashing the Dane's hopes of defending her title in Tokyo.


The 21-year-old Wozniacki, bowed to the 43rd-ranked Estonian 7-5, 1-6, 6-4 in the third round.

Meanwhile, second-seeded Maria Sharapova earned a hard-fought 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) win over 13th-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany.

Sharapova came back from a 1-3 deficit in the first set and from a 3-5 hole in the second.  She will face fifth-seeded Petra Kvitova.

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