top seed falls before bearing wimbledon fruit

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Following in the footsteps of French Open top seed Maria Sharapova, Wimbledon top seed Ana Ivanovic, who fought off two match points in her second round match against Nathalie Dechy, fell to the Chinese wildcard Zheng Jie today 6-1, 6-4.

“It was a very emotional last couple of weeks for me and it took a bit of a toll,” revealed Ivanovic. “I didn’t have great preparation.”

Zheng performance made Ivanovic the earliest top seed to bow out of Wimbledon since Martina Hingis got booted by Jelena Dokic in 2001. The native of Chengdu, Sichuan, China wore a Nike top with a curved v-neck.

Meanwhile, Ana shed the florally-hemmed Edge Dress after her first round match against Rossana De Los Rios. She then switched to the more sophisticated Edge Polo with its boatneck collar, cap sleeves, and swirly mesh insets.

More: See her white warm-up jacket here.

Buy: adidas Edge Summer Dress, white/mauve, $65; Edge Summer Skort, white and mauve, $45; Edge Summer Polo, $45; Edge Summer Shorts (cute!!), $40.

(photos by Getty Images)

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3 Responses to “top seed falls before bearing wimbledon fruit”

  1. Lu Says:

    I like Ana’s new outfit, especially the sort of wave on the top. But I don’t think its little sleeve suit her well…

  2. anonymous Says:

    Just shows the overall poor standard of women’s tennis these days….there’s no consistency between players and the No.1,2,3 aren’t THAT good..in contrast, men’s tennis has never been so competitive and cut-throat. What with the Williams sisters and Mauresmo losing their former glory and form, players like Henin, Clijsters, Hingis, Capriati no longer playing, women’s tennis has hit a new low. Looks like the *VICes from Serbia, the *OVAs from Russia and the Williams are more focussed on fashion.

  3. b Says:

    poor standard of tennis?!! excuse me – the depth of the women’s field is what makes it exciting to watch! the ATP players seem to rarely have the guts to challenge rank it it makes for some very boring matches……

    the petal dress was horrendous – good riddance

    the williams are doing great….. in fact i would rather serena in particular paid a little more attention to her outfits but perhaps she doesn’t have a choice

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