Bugs, 'lucky' foe send No. 2 seed Caroline Wozniacki out of Wimbledon

Caroline Wozniacki- Wimbledon 2018- Getty Images

And no wonder: she had just been forced to swallow a narrow defeat to an inspired opponent, together with a handful of bugs as a chaser.

A Wimbledon spokesperson said: "As we experienced at the championships last year, the natural seasonal appearance occurs once a year when ants embark on what is often referred to as a "nuptial flight", which should otherwise be thought of as a mating ritual".

Wozniacki's day was heading in quite the opposite direction. "For her to keep this level, I would be very surprised if you saw her go far", said Wozniacki. "It's just about winning the match - if that's your best or not, it doesn't matter as long as you win".

Many of these were screaming backhand winners that kept flying up the lines as if guided by satnav.

Early in the third set, Makaraova's overhead flick caught the net-cord and dropped dead on the grass, as if shot by a tranquilliser dart. It was that kind of day. "We have played so many times, this is only second time (I won)". I feel great. My body feels great. "I want to be here to focus on tennis, not eating bugs", she said to the umpire.

Was there a hint of gracelessness here from Wozniacki? She was up a break and serving for the match in the 3rd set but Wozniacki broke back and evened the match at five apiece. The world number 35 was firing on all cylinders, especially on the forehand wing, as she fired countless winners being the more aggressive player on the court to triumph after two-hours and nine minutes. The Russian learnt from her previous experiences and ultimately sealed the match on a volley victor after 129 minutes of high-quality play.

Six times Wozniacki has reached the last 16, and every time she has gone no further; it's a pattern that her father can not comprehend. The last 10% I feel like I would have had a chance or a good chance.

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Speaking of microscopic things, what happened to the ants? "But it was definitely a first for me here". "In my other match I didn't move a lot but I've been moving a lot better since Paris, so that's old news..." All of a sudden it died down.

Perhaps they had all paired up, and then headed off for a celebratory cigarette.

The women's game is notorious for the fluidity of its top seeds, and a tight playing field could also play a role when combined with surface switch.

Just as second seed Wozniacki was tumbling out, Serena was seeing off Viktoriya Tomova.

Several leading contenders in the women's draw, including French Open champion Simona Halep, opted to head to the Wimbledon practice courts early and miss out on Eastbourne but Wozniacki has no regrets over her decision to play at the pre-Wimbledon event. But when she was asked if that made yesterday's defeat any more painful, she seemed to be baffled by the question. I had too many match points.

"I'm so glad I'm at home on flying ants day!" Yeah, maybe I was lucky today. I think she played above her level and really raised it and got a little lucky and played well when she needed to, ' Wozniacki admitted. You just have to keep fighting, wait for your opportunity.

"I fought as hard as I could".


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