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Caroline Wozniacki questions male dominance of court scheduling

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Caroline Wozniacki has sparked a Wimbledon sexism row by claiming women receive fewer chances to feature on show courts.

Wozniacki crashed out of Wimbledon's last 16 for the fifth time in seven years after losing 6-4 6-4 to Garbine Muguruza on Court Two, then hit out at the organisers of the All England Club's scheduling.

"I would love to play on a big court," said Wozniacki. "I think that's what it's all about. You work hard and practice to play on the big courts. The women really haven't gotten the opportunity here to play on the big courts. You only get one women's match on Court One and Centre Court.

"Most of last week it was only one women's match on Court Two as well. It's definitely different, that's all I can say. I think a lot of us women feel like we deserve to play on the big courts in front of a big crowd, as well."

A spokesman for the All England Club declined to comment when approached by the BBC.

Reporters were told during Wozniacki's post-match press conference to "stick to tennis questions" after she was asked about an ankle injury suffered by her golf champion ex-fiance Rory McIlroy.