World number 1 in female tennis, Angelique Kerber, won’t be that for much longer after losing in the 4th round of the 2017 Wimbledon.
Kerber lost 4-6 6-4 6-4 in two hours and 20 minutes to Spain’s Garbine Muguruza.
The German would have retained her ranking, if she had just reached the final of the year’s 3rd grand slam.
Muguruza, 23, will play Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in the last eight.
Kerber won two of the four Grand Slam tournaments in 2016 but has not reached the quarter-finals at any of the three she has played in 2017, and will be replaced as number one by Romania’s Simona Halep, 25, [who plays Victoria Azarenka in the last 16], if she reaches the semi-finals.
If Halep does not reach the last four, 25-year-old Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic will move to top spot despite her second round exit at Wimbledon.