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.”