Ana Ivanovic quit Wimbledon in tears after sustaining a thigh injury during her fourth-round match with Venus Williams.
The thirteenth-seeded Ivanovic lost the first set 6-1, and then injured her thigh when serving in the first game of the second set. Ivanovic received treatment and returned to win that one game, but then quit the match.
Ivanovic was far from the favorite to win the encounter with twice defending champion Venus Williams, but the way she lost the match hurts the Serbian former world number one the most and her exit was very emotional.
Other fourth-round matches of the day: top seed Dinara Safina overcame seed No.17 Amelie Mauresmo in three sets 4-6 6-3 6-4, Venus’ sister Serena Williams, seeded second, got past Daniela Hantuchova 6-3 6-1. Fourth seed Elena Dementieva defeated fellow Russian Elena Vesnina 6-1 6-3, No.8 seed Victoria Azarenka beat No.10 seed Nadia Petrova 7-6(5) 2-6 6-3, 11th seed Agnieszka Radwanska stopped Melanie Oudin from progressing further.
Also, there were two upsets: ninth seed Caroline Wozniacki was beaten by Sabine Lisicki 6-4 6-4, and No.26 seed Virginie Razzano lost to Francesca Schiavone 6-2 7-6(1).