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Wanted, a clock on the court

London: Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki and Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka joined calls on Monday for on-court clocks to be installed to clamp down on Wimbledon time-wasters.

Wozniacki claimed she was the latest victim of the growing problem as she crashed out against Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, the unseeded Czech who claimed another famous scalp to move into the quarter-finals with a 6-2, 7-5 victory.

Danish 16th seed Wozniacki was unhappy with the length of time Zahlavova Strycova took between points, claiming the Czech’s routine stopped her establishing any rhythm.

“I thought she was very slow. “But I guess the referee, she has the time on it. If she’s within the time, I guess it’s okay. It’s up to the referee or up to the umpire to say if she is or not,” said the Dane.