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Another Big Name Falls As Wozniacki Loses At Wimbledon

08 July, 2018, 10:13 | Author: Candice Daniels
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The 23-time grand slam victor claimed 84% of her first serve points, a good sign for the 36-year-old after the pectoral injury that ruled the American out of a blockbuster fourth-round clash with Sharapova at Roland Garros. And for the second year in a row, the so-called "Ant Day" coincided with the Grand Slam championship, played at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London.

Nonetheless, the world number two recovered from the slow start and got on board with a confident service hold, before earning a break point with the help of unforced errors by Makarova.

Makarova next faces Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic.

After the disappointing second set, it was the ideal start to the final set for Makarova as the Russian held her serve comfortably before earning a couple of break points in the second game.

Wozniacki has never reached a Wimbledon quarterfinal - losing six times in the fourth round - but had hopes of a longer stay this fortnight after winning the first grass court title of her career in Eastbourne last week. Russia's Ekaterina Makarova plays a shot during her second round match against Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki.

Makarova failed to display her consistent tennis and she soon found herself trailing 0-5 having won just 10 points compared to Wozniacki's 23. However, Makarova was able to hang on and win 7-5.

"Wozniacki added, according to The Guardian: "(The match was) frustrating because I feel like I could have gone and done something really great here. She stopped short of blaming the insects for the defeat, but said that their appearance "was definitely a first for me". Good for me. Thank God!

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The 25th seed will face the victor of the match that followed her on Centre Court between Germany's Tatjana Maria and France's Kristina Mladenovic.

"This year I tried to not put that much pressure (on myself) because last year I think I put too much, and I was seeded No. 2 here", Pliskova said afterward. I've done that in both my matches, just continued to play better and better throughout the match.

The second seed grew frustrated by the vast number of insects buzzing around the arena, telling the chair umpire, "I am here to focus on playing tennis, not eating bugs", while she appeared to be struggling with her footing on a slippery court later on.

"I mean, it's the third round now".

Serena, granted a seeding of 25 this year after maternity leave saw her slip down the rankings, commented afterwards: "It was better than my first round so I'm happy I'm going in the right direction".

Madison Keys celebrated Independence Day by beating Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum as she recorded a 6-4 6-3 victory. Unexpectedly, the former quarterfinalist came up with a attractive backhand victor followed by an ace to save herself from the brink.

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