Angelique Kerber crashed out of Wimbledon

Angelique Kerber crashed out of Wimbledon and lost her hold on the world No 1 ranking, while five-time champion Venus Williams became the oldest All England Club quarterfinalist in 23 years today.

Amid a scheduling row that saw accusations of sexism aimed at Wimbledon chiefs after they put just two women’s matches on the main show-courts, Williams wasn’t the only star savouring a historic last 16 triumph.

Angelique Kerber , 29, who lost to Serena Williams in the final; 12 months ago, has failed to make the last eight at any of this year’s three Grand Slams.

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