Caroline Wozniacki OUT of Wimbledon after flying ants disrupt Ekaterina Makarova clash


CAROLINE WOZNIACKI has been dumped out of Wimbledon at the second round stage with a 4-6, 6-1, 5-7 loss to Ekaterina Makarova.

Wozniacki had a turbulent afternoon which was heavily affected by the flying ants invasion at the All England Club.

The Danish star complained early on about the off-putting insects before she requested that the match was suspended.

But the umpire instructed her to continue playing and both players took a set each to tee-up a nervy decider.

The pair were neck-and-neck for the first 10 games of the third set and after Makarova served for a 6-5, she broke Wozniacki with her seventh match point of the afternoon.

The result comes as a huge shock as Wozniacki was the No 2 seed and a favoured candidate to win the title.

“Caroline is always a very tough opponent,” Makarova said after her victory.

“It is only the second time I have beaten her and it is always tough to play against her.

“I played my game and I couldn’t win with a lot of match points but I kept fighting and playing my aggressive game and it worked.

Wozniacki was pestered by flying ants during her match

“I was really nervous because Caroline will never miss and I had to win every point.

“I think I was a little bit hurried up because I needed to be more aggressive but I am so happy I stayed calm at five-all and did my work again.

“When it was five-all I started thinking about those match points and 40-love was a very big advantage but I told myself I wasn’t going to lost this match.”

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