Caroline Wozniacki: 2013 "wasn't the best year for me"

Caroline Wozniacki in action against Monica Niculescu during the Western & Southern Open on August 14, 2013
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Caroline Wozniacki says that 2013 has been a bad year following her third-round exit at the US Open.

World number eight Caroline Wozniacki has admitted that she has had a poor 2013 after being dumped out of the US Open in the third round on Saturday.

The Dane was beaten 4-6 6-4 6-3 by 21-year-old Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi during the third stage at Flushing Meadows.

Wozniacki, who has failed to reach the quarter-finals in any of the Grand Slams this year, concedes that it has been a disappointing 2013 for her.

"I had many break-point opportunities in the second I didn't take and all of a sudden she came into the rhythm and just started hitting everything and it was starting to go in," Wozniacki told reporters.

"She put me under pressure and I started to play a little short, and then all of a sudden she was all over the ball. She took very high-risk shots and things were going in for her. I was really trying to fight for every point and fight as much as I could, and it just wasn't enough today.

"It wasn't the best year for me at the majors but there is next year. Overall I feel the progress has been good. I have been hitting the ball well and playing well. I hope there will be more positives in the end of the season."

Meanwhile, Giorgi plays 10th seed and compatriot Roberta Vinci in the next round.

Camila Giorgi of Italy celebrates victory during her women's singles third round match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on Day Six of the 2013 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2013
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