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Ten women that flopped in 2015 Wimbledon ladies’ singles

| 12.07.2015

While the ladies’ singles draw at Wimbledon is always more open than the men’s, there have been a number of top WTA pros that may feel they should have done better at the grass Grand Slam this year.

Coral writers have put their heads together, and come up with ten ladies who flopped at the All-England Club. Here are their disappointing stories from Wimbledon 2015:

Carla Suarez Navarro
Ninth seed Suarez Navarro was the top representative from Spain, yet her understudy and Venezuelan-born Garbine Muguruza is contesting the ladies’ singles final. Losing in round one in straight sets to Latvian teenage wildcard Jelena Ostapenko, winning just two games in the process, was a serious disappointment for Suarez Navarro.

Flop factor: 8.5/10

Ana Ivanoic
Britain Wimbledon Tennis

The Serbian seventh seed had boyfriend Bastian Schweinsteiger over from Germany for moral support, but the Bayern Munich midfielder (linked with moving to Manchester United) seemed to jinx her. Ivanovic rell in round two to US qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

Flop factor: 8/10

Lucie Safarova
Sixth seed Safarova failed spectacularly to follow up her French Open final appearance by bowing out on the second Monday of Wimbledon. The Czech Republic player fell foul of two tiebreaks to American upstart Coco Vandeweghe. Safarova is a 33/1 shot to win the US Open, which is the last of the Grand Slams in the annual calendar.

Flop factor: 7/10

Caroline Wozniacki
Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Denmark’s fifth seed Wozniacki won’t get a better chance to reach the business end of Wimbledon. Her straight sets last 16 loss to Muguruza saw her broken at key times, but Rory McIlroy’s former flame is 20/1 to rebound and win at Flushing Meadows.

Flop factor: 8/10

Anglique Kerber
Here we have another top seed who bit the bust when meeting Muguruza. For Germany’s Kerber, the quarter-finals were here minimum expectation, having reached that stage or better in two of the last three grass seasons. She was scalped by the Spanish representative in round three, but is not alone in that.

Flop factor: 6/10

Sabine Lisicki
Germany’s number two Lisicki is a former SW19 finalist, but won just five games in the round of 39 during a straight sets loss to top Swiss ladyy Timea Bacsinszky.

Flop factor: 6.5/10

Simona Halep
Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Romanian racket star Halep proved really handy on grass last season, and was a semi-finalist here. Her first round loss to unseeded Jana Cepelova of Slovakia 12 months on left all commentators stunned. Halep will want to bounce back on the hard courts of the US Open, where she is a nifty 9/1 to take the Grand Slam crown.

Flop factor: 10/10

Ekaterina Makarova
Seeded eighth, Makraova is Russia’s second-best behind 2004 Wimbledon winner Maria Sharapova, who got battered in the semis by firm odds-on title favourite Serena Williams (1/7). Makraova, meanwhile, succumbed in round two to Magdalena Rybarikova, another Slovakian.

Flop factor: 7.5/10

Eugenie Bouchard
Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Canada’s bright young thing Bouchard was runner-up at the All-England Club last year, but fell at the first hurdle to Chinese qualifier Duan Yingying. Her poor form this calendar year meant this was still a shock, but perhaps not as surprising as other early exits.

Flop factor: 9/10

Petra Kvitova
When the defending Wimbledon ladies’ singles champion doesn’t even make the second week, they are rightly disappointed. Nobody saw second seed and top Czech pro Kvitova’s third round loss to Jelena Jankovic coming. Kvitova is a 12/1 chance for the US Open.

Flop factor: 8.5/10



Jamie Clark

Athletics aficionado, die-hard snooker fan and Crystal Palace supporter Jamie has written for Coral since February 2014 after spells with Soccerlens and the Press Association as a digital journalist and copywriter. A former East Midlands sports correspondent and Bwin tipster, he is a graduate of both the University of York and University of Sheffield, with a Masters in web journalism from the latter.