Wozniacki to get wildcard for Kremlin Cup

Updated: Oct 01, 2012, 16:00 PM IST

Moscow: Former World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki is to be granted a wildcard for the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament here next month.

Wozniacki ended last year as World No.1 but has slipped to 11th after a disappointing 2012 season in which she suffered first-round exits at Wimbledon and the US Open and did not win a tournament until the Korea Open earlier this month.

"The titled tennis player is to be granted a wildcard," a website statement from the tournament organizers said Monday.

The Kremlin Cup is to take place Oct 15-21 with a prize purse of $740,000.