Caroline Wozniacki tumbled out of Wimbledon on Tuesday as Svetlana Kuznetsova beat her 7-5, 6-4 under the roof on centre court.
While Wozniacki’s modeling career seems to be flourishing (a brief look at her Twitter account will support this) her tennis seems to be deteriorating.
The Dane was once world number one. This year at Wimbledon she was unseeded.
Currently ranked 45th in the world (her lowest position in the standings since the spring of 2008), Wozniacki will almost certainly disappear from the top 50 on the Monday after the Wimbledon Fortnight.
After losing in the opening round at the Australian Open, missing Roland Garros due to an ankle injury and now being dumped out at SW19, Wozniacki is in serious danger of a winless year at the grand slams in 2016.
13th seeded Kuznetsova was simply the better player on the day.
Having broken in the very first game of the match, the Russian would go on to hand Wozniacki a life-line in the first set by allowing her to break-back and level matters at 2-2. However, with the scores tied at 5-5, Kuznetsova broke again and this time she never gave her opponent a reprieve and served out the set.
After breaking a shambolic looking Wozniacki twice at the start of the second stanza, Kuznetsova found herself serving for the match at 5-2. She faultered at the first time of asking.
When her turn to serve came round again though she made no such mistake and won the set 6-4 and in doing so sent Wozniacki packing.
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Speaking after the match, Wozniacki cut a dejected figure.
“It just sucks right now to be out of the tournament, there’s not much else to say,” she said.
Elsewhere, on a typically busy first Tuesday at Wimbledon, there were straight-set victories for Yulia Putintseva, Elena Vesnina, Tímea Babos, Caroline Garcia, Katerina Siniaková, Tara Moore and Coco Vandeweghe over Marina Melnikova, Tamira Paszek, Katie Swan, Çagla Büyükakçay, Pauline Parmentier, Alison Van Uytvanck and Kateryna Bondarenko respectively.
Roberta Vinci was made to go the full distance before triumphing over Alison Riske in what was a cracking game of tennis.