Wozniacki Shocked by Chinese Qualifier Wang Qiang in Malaysia

Chinese qualifier Wang Qiang scored a shocking upset of world number 10 Caroline Wozniacki at the 2013 BMW Malaysian Open
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Chinese qualifier Wang Qiang scored a shocking upset of world number 10 Caroline Wozniacki at the 2013 BMW Malaysian Open for her first WTA main draw victory. Up 6-2, 3-1, the top-seeded Wozniacki appeared on the way to a routine win, but Wang reeled off four straight games, eventually fought off a match point down 6-5 and cruised through the tie-break and the third set for a 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-1 victory.

"I was feeling light-headed, but tried my best to keep playing," said Wozniacki, who was treated for heat illness. "I just didn't have energy out there. It's very disappointing to lose, but that's how it goes sometimes, and hopefully I can come back strong again."

The 186th-ranked Wang was the lowest-ranked player Wozniacki has lost to since an unranked Kim Clijsters beat her in the 2009 U.S. Open final in the midst of her comeback.