Caroline Wozniacki complains of verbal abuse by crowd at Miami Open
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Reigning Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki says she and her family were targets of verbal abuse and threats from the crowd during her opening match at the Miami Open, which she lost to Monica Puig.
In a statement Saturday posted on Twitter, Wozniacki said the tournament did nothing to prevent the abuse. Tournament director James Blake responded that while the crowd was “loud and passionate,” Miami Open staff, WTA Tour officials and courtside security were unaware during the match of any threats made.
Wozniacki lost 0-6, 6-4, 6-4 Friday night.
“I lost a tough match to a great opponent and friend Monica Puig,” Wozniacki said in her statement. “I am fully aware that tennis is a game of wins and losses….