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Puig rallies to beat Wozniacki in Eastbourne

  • Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki  returns to Puerto Rica's Monica Puig during their match in the Eastbourne  International tennis tournament at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, England Wednesday June 22, 2016. (Steve Paston/PA via AP)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki returns to Puerto Rica's Monica Puig during their match in the Eastbourne International tennis tournament at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, England Wednesday June 22, 2016. (Steve Paston/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki stretches to return to Puerto Rica's Monica Puig during their match in the Eastbourne  International tennis tournament at at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, England Wednesday June 22, 2016. (Steve Paston/PA via AP)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki stretches to return to Puerto Rica's Monica Puig during their match in the Eastbourne International tennis tournament at at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, England Wednesday June 22, 2016. (Steve Paston/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova returns the ball to Ukraine's Kateryna Bondarenko during day three of the 2016 Eastbourne  International tennis tournament at at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, England, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. (Steve Paston/PA via AP)     UNITED KINGDOM OUT      -     NO SALES      -     NO ARCHIVES

    Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova returns the ball to Ukraine's Kateryna Bondarenko during day three of the 2016 Eastbourne International tennis tournament at at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, England, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. (Steve Paston/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES  (The Associated Press)

Former champion Caroline Wozniacki was upset by Monica Puig at the Eastbourne International on Wednesday as the Puerto Rican qualifier rallied to win their third-round match 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Wozniacki, who won the title in 2009, is struggling to regain form after missing the entire clay-court season with a right ankle injury. The Dane has managed just three wins in three tournaments since her return.

Although Wozniacki fought off four break points that would have given Puig a 4-2 lead in the opening set, she was unable to seriously pressure a confident opponent who recently reached the Nottingham semifinals.

Twelfth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova also reached the quarterfinals of the grass-court tournament by overcoming Ukrainian qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko 7-6 (3), 6-3.