Tearful Ana Ivanovic retires against Venus Williams at Wimbledon


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).


  1. Too bad for Ana. And just as we thought that she could do something in the second set. Just hope that she will fix her injury. On the press conferece she was all in tears, she said that she is unpleasant because she couldn’t finish the match.

  2. so sad. i felt so sad when i watched this last night. the score board doesnt look it put every point was a fight between the to girls.

  3. it just move me to see ana in tears was a devasting sad moment i almost cry with her!! it has to be an awful feeling that she’s been training hard and delivering some great tennis in the first week and then in a blink of an eye pff all dissapear!! so sad for her!! hopefully shell be back soon!!

  4. its not like she was going to beat Venus,she was about to be broken beginning of the second set.She got nervous plus she was trash talking before the match 6-1 head to head loss must hurt a lot for Ana.
    Cahill is messing up these girls giving them false hope


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