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Wimbledon: Wozniacki wins as Court Two row rages

Caroline Wozniacki believes she deserves a bigger stage than Court Two but stopped short of joining Serena Williams in criticising Wimbledon chiefs after reaching the third round.

The order of play committee put the world number one on the same court as Williams played on yesterday, after which the reigning Wimbledon champion made her displeasure known.

Wozniacki beat Virginie Razzano yesterday, dropping just four games inside the venue where Williams overcame Simona Halep.

While leading men such as Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have all played on Court One so far, none of them have dropped down to the much smaller Court Two.

Wozniacki is happy to play wherever SW19 chiefs decide in pursuit of a first grand slam title.

But the 20-year-old Dane said: “Obviously I think I deserve to play on one of the bigger courts, and everyone wants to play in there.

“It's up to the tournament to decide where we're going to play. I just go out there and try to win. I'm a competitor so it doesn't really mater. The court is the same and the size is the same. I just go out there and play.

“Hopefully in my next match I will have the chance to play on one of the bigger ones. We will have to see.”

When it was put to her that Nadal, her equivalent in the men's rankings, would not be asked to play on Court Two, she added: “Yes, but at the same time Serena played on Court Two and she has won here so many times.“

Wozniacki looked every inch a world number one as she dismissed Razzano in an hour and 11 minutes, cruising to a 6-1 6-3 win.

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