Caroline Wozniacki Sends Maria Sharapova Out of US Open, Gilles Simon Stuns David Ferrer

While five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova was defeated by Danish 10th seed Caroline Wozniacki, Gilles Simon sent Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer crashing to his earliest US Open defeat in five years.

updated: September 01, 2014 14:53 IST
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The departure of fifth-seeded Sharapova leaves just two of the women's top eight left.

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New York: Maria Sharapova was knocked out of the US Open by Caroline Wozniacki on Sunday, leaving the women's draw with just two of its top eight seeds while Roger Federer made the most of heavy rain to make the last-16. (Related: How counterintuitive Wozniacki upset Sharapova)

Five-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova -- the 2006 title winner in New York -- was defeated by Danish 10th seed Wozniacki with the 2009 runner-up claiming a deserved 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 triumph on a steamy Arthur Ashe Stadium court to reach the quarter-finals.

Sharapova, looking to add this year's US Open title to her French Open win in June, was undone by 43 unforced errors and eight double faults.

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