Reported by Press Association –
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki became the latest big name to crash out of Wimbledon as she fell to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.
Czech player Zahlavova Strycova, ranked 43rd, took her sixth match point to secure a 6-2 7-5 win on Court 12 and earn a place in the quarter-finals.
Having beaten second seed Li Na in the previous round, Zahlavova Strycova started well and claimed the first set in 35 minutes.
Wozniacki, who spent 67 weeks as the world’s top-ranked player but has slipped to 16th, then found herself 3-1 down in the second set before breaking back.
Zahlavova Strycova failed to convert two match points against Wozniacki’s serve in the 10th game, as her 23-year-old Danish opponent eventually held to level at 5-5.
More match points followed in the 12th game though, and eventually Zahlavova Strycova seized the moment.
Following a double fault, Wozniacki sent a floated backhand just wide from close to the net as Zahlavova Strycova secured another outstanding victory.