Top seed Caroline Wozniacki was hustled out of Wimbledon by hard-hitting Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova in the fourth round. The Dane, world number one at the age of 20 despite not having a grand slam title to her name, looked in charge when she won the opening set in a hurry. But Cibulkova, seeded 24th, turned the match around and triumphed 1-6 7-6 (7/5) 7-5.
Venus Williams’ attempt to win a sixth Wimbledon title ended in the fourth round Monday with a 6-2, 6-3 loss to Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria. The 23-year-old Pironkova beat Williams at Wimbledon last year by the same score to reach her first Grand Slam semifinal. She also won their first-round match at the Australian Open in 2006. Williams’ defeat came shortly after younger sister Serena also went out in the fourth round, losing to Marion Bartoli.
It is the first time since 2006 that neither sister has reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals.