Caroline Wozniacki claims women not given fair treatment at Wimbledon

Danish fifth seed Wozniacki tumbled out of the last-16 for fifth time in her career

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reacts during her match against Garbine Muguruza of Spain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Photo: Henry Browne/Reuters

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reacts during her match against Garbine Muguruza of Spain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Photo: Henry Browne/Reuters

 

Caroline Wozniacki has sparked a Wimbledon sexism row by claiming women do not receive as many chances as men to feature on SW19’s show courts.

Danish fifth seed Wozniacki tumbled out of Wimbledon’s last-16 for the fifth time in her career on Monday, then hit out at organisers of the All England Club’s scheduling.

Wozniacki claimed Wimbledon’s tournament bosses should feature as many women’s as men’s matches on the top courts at London’s grand slam tennis event.

“I would love to play on a big court,” said Wozniacki, after her 6-4 6-4 defeat to Spain’s Garbine Muguruza.

“I think that’s what it’s all about; you work hard and practice to play on the big courts.

“The women really haven’t gotten the opportunity here to play on the big courts.

“You only get one women’s match on Court One and Centre Court.

“Most of last week it was only one women’s match on Court Two as well.

“It’s definitely different, that’s all I can say.

“I think a lot of us women feel like we deserve to play on the big courts in front of a big crowd, as well.”

Wozniacki has never reached a Wimbledon quarter-final, despite this being her fifth appearance in the last-16.

World number 20 Muguruza eased past Wozniacki 6-4 6-4, with the match taking place on Court Two.

The Williams’ sisters’ first battle at Wimbledon in six years opened Monday’s last-16 programme on Centre Court, while 2004 champion Maria Sharapova started proceedings on Court One against Zarina Diyas.

Coco Vandeweghe’s clash with Lucie Safarova and Agnieska Radwanska’s meeting with Jelena Jankovic were played out in Court Three, as Wimbledon’s second week got into full swing with the traditional manic Monday.

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