Luck contributes to Wozniacki downfall
Caroline Wozniacki believes luck had a lot to do with her first-round exit from Wimbledon after losing to Tamira Paszek on Wednesday.
The Danish star was the world number one in 2010 and for a large chunk of 2011 but has suffered an alarming dip in form recently, failing to win a singles titles this year before she was put out by Paszek. The 21-year-old had two match points but didn't convert them and the Eastbourne winner eventually booked her place in the second round 5-7 7-6 6-4. Wozniacki has rubbished the idea her high-profile relationship with golfer Rory McIlroy is affecting her form and insists if luck had been with her on Centre Court she could well be in the second round at the All England Club. "I didn't think it was a bad match. You're going through periods when you're lucky, the luck is turning your way, you're not playing great, but you win the matches anyway," Wozniacki explained. "You go through periods where it's just not going your way. You just need to get through this. Hopefully, sooner rather than later, it will start turning my way. "I had over two years where I was winning these matches. I feel lately it's going the other way a little bit. It's not the first match this year where I have had match points and didn't win. " Paszek will now face Alize Cornet in the second round of Wimbledon.