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Wimbledon 2017: Garbine Muguruza beats Angelique Kerber in last 16

Wimbledon 2017: Garbine Muguruza beats Angelique Kerber in last 16

Kerber, winner of the U.S. and Australian Opens in 2016, came into the tournament on the back of a poor clay season and a year in which she has struggled to live up to the billing of being the world's best player.

Wimbledon 2017, Women's Singles Preview: Angelique Kerber to take on Garbine Muguruza for fourth-round encounter

Wimbledon 2017, Women's Singles Preview: Angelique Kerber to take on Garbine Muguruza for fourth-round encounter

The world number one had a poor start to the season and became the first top seeded woman to lose in the French Open first round in the professional era when she was beaten by 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova.

Wimbledon 2017, Day 6: Top seed Angelique Kerber lives to fight another day, Garbine Muguruza powers into fourth round

Wimbledon 2017, Day 6: Top seed Angelique Kerber lives to fight another day, Garbine Muguruza powers into fourth round

The German, who was runner-up to Serena Williams last year, has struggled for form in recent months and at times was blasted off court by Rogers` heavy hitting from the baseline.

Sports Schedule for the day: From ICC Women's World Cup to Wimbledon

Sports Schedule for the day: From ICC Women's World Cup to Wimbledon

Indian eves will take on South Africa women's with the aim to extend their winning streak to five in a row. 

Wimbledon 2017: Angelique Kerber overcomes canny Kirsten Flipkens to reach third round

Wimbledon 2017: Angelique Kerber overcomes canny Kirsten Flipkens to reach third round

Having claimed the Australian and U.S. Open crowns last year, Kerber has not won a single title this season and struggled for fluency against Flipkens, who tried everything in her power to upset the world number one.

Wimbledon 2017: Headlines and sidelines of Day 2 at All England Club

Wimbledon 2017: Headlines and sidelines of Day 2 at All England Club

Novak Djokovic happy to spend just 40 minutes on Centre Court where opponent Martin Klizan retired a set and 2-0 down.

Wimbledon 2017: Angelique Kerber survives rocky opening test to reach round two

Wimbledon 2017: Angelique Kerber survives rocky opening test to reach round two

The German world number one, a first round loser at the French Open just five weeks ago, has been struggling to recapture the form that carried her into three grand slam finals in 2016.

Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic to take centre court at All England Club today

Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic to take centre court at All England Club today

Angelique Kerber, the 2016 runner-up to Serena Williams, has endured a poor Slam season, losing in the fourth round at the Australian Open and then suffering a first-round loss at Roland Garros to Ekaterina Makarova. It was the first time a top seed had lost in the opening round in Paris.

Top seed Novak Djokovic wins before rain returns in Eastbourne

Top seed Novak Djokovic wins before rain returns in Eastbourne

Djokovic passed his first grass-court test of the season, defeating Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-3.

Wimbledon 2017: Top five contenders for women's title

Wimbledon 2017: Top five contenders for women's title

Beaten by Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final 12 months ago, in the American great`s absence, Kerber has a golden opportunity to get back on track on the lawns of south-west London.

Wimbledon 2017: With Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova out, race for women's title more wide-open

Wimbledon 2017: With Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova out, race for women's title more wide-open

In the absence of American great Williams, who has 23 Grand Slam titles on her CV, and the headline-grabbing Sharapova, women`s tennis has an undeniable lack of star power heading into Wimbledon, which gets underway on Monday.

Angelique Kerber withdraws from Birmingham event due to hamstring injury

Angelique Kerber withdraws from Birmingham event due to hamstring injury

Kerber is the latest big name to have pulled out of the Aegon Classic following Simona Halep's withdrawal with an ankle complaint.

French Open 2017: Simona Halep, Jelena Ostapenko to clash for women's singles title

French Open 2017: Simona Halep, Jelena Ostapenko to clash for women's singles title

The 2017 champion will be a first-time major winner while victory will also crown Halep as the new world number one, replacing Angelique Kerber.

French Open 2017, Day 1: Top-seed Angelique Kerber in historic loss, tearful Petra Kvitova returns

French Open 2017, Day 1: Top-seed Angelique Kerber in historic loss, tearful Petra Kvitova returns

Before this year, the earliest exits suffered by a top seed in Paris came in the second round -- Justine Henin in 2004 and Serena Williams in 2014.

Rome Masters: Anett Kontaveit knocks out world number one Angelique Kerber

Rome Masters: Anett Kontaveit knocks out world number one Angelique Kerber

The German`s 56-minute knock out came two days after she was confirmed at the top of the WTA rankings, displacing Serena Williams.

ATP: Andy Murray, Angelique Kerber continue to dominate world rankings

ATP: Andy Murray, Angelique Kerber continue to dominate world rankings

United States tennis player Serena Williams came in second

Miami Open: Venus Williams downs Angelique Kerber to set up Johanna Konta showdown in semis

Miami Open: Venus Williams downs Angelique Kerber to set up Johanna Konta showdown in semis

The other semi-final pits Denmark`s Caroline Wozniacki against second-seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.

Miami Open: Angelique Kerber, Karolina Pliskova enter quarter-finals, Garbine Muguruza retires

Miami Open: Angelique Kerber, Karolina Pliskova enter quarter-finals, Garbine Muguruza retires

German Kerber, the top seed, cruised by Japanese qualifier Risa Ozaki 6-2 6-2 while Czech second seed Pliskova beat 15th-seeded compatriot Barbora Strycova 6-1 6-4.

Miami Open, 3rd Round: Angelique Kerber, Venus Williams progress; Madison Keys knocked out

Miami Open, 3rd Round: Angelique Kerber, Venus Williams progress; Madison Keys knocked out

Keys fell to 72nd-ranked Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena 7-5 7-5. She was playing her second tournament since returning from wrist surgery.

Indian Wells: Elena Vesnina beats fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova to win title

Indian Wells: Elena Vesnina beats fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova to win title

For Kuznetsova, it was a third disappointment in as many finals at Indian Wells, this one coming a decade after she fell in back to back finals in 2007 and 2008.