Caroline Wozniacki Doesn't Think Maria Sharapova Deserves To Be On Center Court

Caroline Wozniacki Doesn't Think Maria Sharapova Deserves To Be On Center Court

Caroline Wozniacki Doesn't Think Maria Sharapova Deserves To Be On Center Court

'A schedule to have the number five in the world playing on court five fifth match on is unacceptable, ' she said.

And Ekaterina Makarova closed out a marathon day with a surprise triumph over fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki as the Russian registered a first win in eight meetings against the former world number one and a place in the third round.

Wozniacki played her opening match on Monday on the third show court, Grandstand, but her second-round match scheduled for court five was ultimately moved to court 17 as organizers had to fit in a backlog of matches following Tuesday's rain. "And when you look on Center Court I understand completely the business side of things and everything but someone who comes back from a drug sentence and, you know performance enhancing drugs, and then you know all of a sudden gets to play every single match on Center Court, I think that's a questionable thing to do".

Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova has fed off the energy of the centre court crowd in making it through two rounds at the US Open.

The No.5 seed couldn't find the answers to Makarova's controlled aggression and tricky lefty shots, and Makarova came away with the edge after three straight breaks of serve, before reeling off another five straight games to grab the opening set and start the second a break to the good. Wozniacki has won more matches than any player on the WTA tour this season, reaching six finals but failing to win any thus far.

"Someone who has fought their way back from injury and is five in the world should play on a bigger court than court number five".

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Following her upset, Wozniacki joined second seed Simona Halep, sixth-seeded defending champion Angelique Kerber and Britain's Johanna Konta, the seventh seed, in crashing out of the tournament.

Sharapova, who is playing in her first Grand Slam tournament since serving a 15-month doping suspension, defeated Hungary's Timea Babos 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-1, reports Xinhua news agency.

"I think there is ways to respect players, to respect rankings and respect people who have done well in the past".

"I've had an incredible reaction from fans since I've been back, and that's been very special", said the five-time Grand Slam champion.

Sharapova's next match will be Friday at 11 a.m. ET against 18-year-old American Sofia Kenin.

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