No. 1 Wozniacki upset by American McHale

August 17, 2011 01:51 PM
MASON, OH - AUGUST 17: Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark adjusts her racquet between points while playing Christina McHale during the Western & Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 17, 2011 in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

MASON, Ohio (AP) --  Top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki lost her opening match for the second consecutive week, falling to American Christina McHale 6-4, 7-5 Wednesday in the second round of the Western & Southern Open.

Wozniacki also lost her opening match last week in Toronto. The Dane had not faced the 76th-ranked McHale, who broke Wozniacki in the 11th game of the second set with a delicate drop shot. She clinched the match when Wozniacki sailed a forehand long.

"I can't remember the last time I had two first-round exits,'' she said. "It's a bit different. You know, I usually play better as the week goes on, but what happens, happens.''

In men's play, American Mardy Fish rolled to a 6-0, 6-2 second-round win over Russian Nikolay Davydenko.

Fish, who lost last year to Roger Federer in the finals, needed just 26 minutes to win the first set and little over an hour to win the match. He finished with an 8-0 advantage in aces, including match point.

The event in Cincinnati is a tuneup before the U.S. Open.