Wimbledon: Briton Broady bows out to Wozniacki

Britain's Naomi Brady.
Britain's Naomi Brady.
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Caroline Wozniacki showed merciless disregard for home hopes to end Naomi Broady’s Wimbledon campaign with a straight-sets victory.

The Dane backed up her run to the Eastbourne semi-finals by easing past British wild card Broady 6-3 6-2.

Self-funded Broady revealed after her first-round victory over Hungary’s Timea Babos that she almost quit tennis a year ago.

The 24-year-old has battled on independently after the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) withdrew her funding following a social media row seven years ago.

Former world No 1 Wozniacki is enjoying a resurgence of form after her public split from golfer Rory McIlroy, to reach Wimbledon’s third round for the first time since 2011.

Broady lost her LTA funding after a picture of her posing next to a condom machine on a night out surfaced on the internet seven years ago.

Petra Kvitova secured a third-round tie against Venus Williams. The sixth-seeded Pole, winner at the All England Club three years ago, saw off Germany’s Mona Barthel in straight sets on Court One.

Williams, the five-time former Wimbledon singles champion, had earlier survived a scare to fend off the challenge of Japan’s Kurumi Nara 7-6 (7/4) 6-1.

There was some late drama out on Court Three, the traditional ‘graveyard of the seeds’ at Wimbledon before the recent redevelopments.

Twice Wimbledon semi-finalist and former world 
No 1 Victoria Azarenka, ranked No 8 this year by the AELTC, was beaten 6-3 3-6 7-5 by Serbian Bojana Jovanovski.

Second seed Li Na breezed past Austrian Yvonne Meusburge 6-2 6-2 and will face Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova after she knocked out the 32nd-seeded Russian Elena Vesnina 6-4 6-2.

No 4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland recorded a straight-sets win over Australian Casey Dellacqua, 6-4 6-0.