Caroline Wozniacki lost to Kudermetova in three sets, 0-6 6-3 6-3, in the French Open first round. The Dane's terrible season is going on. In a press conference, Wozniacki said: "I think I played really well in the first set.
I played aggressively. I played the way I wanted to play. And then I think she got very lucky at the start of the second set and kind of, you know, took advantage of the opportunities she got. And then, yeah, I think I just lost a little steam in the end and I made some unforced errors that I normally don't do, so that was very frustrating.
And, yeah, it is what it is. I haven't had the best lead-up to this tournament, which also has been frustrating. But, yeah, right now there's nothing I can do about it, so... Obviously, I had a calf injury, so I hadn't really been able to play or practice for some weeks, and then played my first points a couple of days ago and then just went from there basically."
On her health condition, Wozniacki added: "Lately I've been feeling good with that, so when I feel good there's -- you know, I just do what I normally do and just go through every day and work hard. But lately, it's just been my calf, which is nothing to do with the other thing.
And sometimes you're just unlucky as an athlete. You know, you get hurt, you get injured, and you just have to try to work through that. My calf now feels good, so that's a positive. And I'm definitely going to go back and just practice and work hard and get ready for the grass season.
So, you know, it hasn't been a great year for me so far. And I'm just going to try and work hard and try to turn that around. Right now there's not much I can do about the first six months of the season. I had some good weeks where I felt great, and then I've had some weeks where I've been sick and some weeks where I've been injured."