Caroline Wozniacki's frustrating 2013 continued as she fell 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 at Flushing Meadows to Camila Giorgi in the third round at the U.S. Open on Saturday.
Sports Illustrated's Beyond the Baseline had the news:
This is just the latest disappointment for the former women's No. 1 player.
Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi (WR136) knocks out Caroline Wozniacki 46 64 63. That was some poise from the 21-year old. #usopen— Beyond The Baseline (@SI_BTBaseline) September 1, 2013
Wozniacki has won 20 singles titles in her career, but none of those have come this year. In fact, the 23-year-old has advanced to just one final in 2013. That was way back in March when she fell in straight sets to Maria Sharapova at Indian Wells.
Her trend of diminishing results suggests that she will never claim the major that many assumed she would win just a couple of seasons ago.
Even when she was at the peak of her abilities, she still struggled in Grand Slam events, and that hasn't changed this year.
And both of those results make her loss in the fourth round at the Australian Open to Svetlana Kuznetsova look like a strong performance.
Wozniacki won't have to worry about underperforming in more majors this year—the U.S. Open was the last of the season.
However, she will look to try and start building momentum for next year, and she will have a few opportunities to do that.
According to her official website, she has four more events on her schedule for this year. It will be vital for her to string some impressive showings together in these events. She needs to re-establish herself as a top player and rebuild her confidence heading into the offseason.
If she continues to struggle, it may be time to start looking ahead toward retirement instead of the possibility of adding a major title to her resume.