Wozniacki Forced To Retire From Bad Homburg Quarter-Finals After Nasty Fall

Wozniacki Forced To Retire From Bad Homburg Quarter-Finals After Nasty Fall

by Zachary Wimer

Caroline Wozniacki was playing really well this week at the 2024 Bad Homburg Open, but the courts were not her friend.

In the quarter-final match against Emma Navarro, she suffered yet another fall, and this one proved too much to overcome. Wozniacki finally won back-to-back matches this week at the WTA 500 event in Bad Homburg, as she played really well.

Her comeback win over Elina Svitolina was very notable, but it was the first instance where she suffered a fall. A medical timeout in that match was able to patch her up, and she returned to play out the match.

Then she added another solid win over Veronika Kudermetova and got to face Navarro in the quarter-finals. It's a fascinating matchup between two players who have similarities in how they play, but the Dane did better early on.

The opening set saw Wozniacki play better, as she took an early break and held it. Unfortunately, the courts once again didn't prove her friend, as she suffered an even nastier fall this time around, which again required a medical timeout.

The Danish player continued the match and actually finished off the opening set, but it was clear that something was bothering her. Navarro was able to bounce back strongly in the second set as Wozniacki struggled to move the way she could.

Movement is one of her biggest strengths, but it proved an issue, and Navarro quickly won the second set 6-1. In the final set, the two played one game. The American broke her in the first game of the set, and after that, Wozniacki opted to retire.

There was no reason to push herself in a match that she would lose anyway due to her inability to move, especially not with Wimbledon around the corner. Still, there have been some positive signs for the former number one this week.


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