Defending champ Muguruza crashes out in Wimbledon 2nd round

Ross Houston
July 8, 2018

Muguruza's fellow third seed Cilic blew a two-set lead and fell to world No. 82 Guido Pella of Argentina 3-6 1-6 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 hours before the Spaniard's exit.

Muguruza was strangely out of sorts and could not cope with Van Uytvanck's tremendous hitting.

The loss for Muguruza the No. 3 seed, depicted six women seeded in the top eight was out before the third round.

Muguruza admitted it had not been her day.

"I think she played big today", Muguruza told reporters.

"I feel good on grass now", said Halep, who after the first set overcame the hard Zheng slice.

The British No 1 reached the semi-finals at the All England Club past year, but hard-hitting Slovakian Cibulkova produced a ruthless display to end Konta's hopes 6-3 6-4 on Thursday.


Isner hit 64 aces and saved two match points in his victory.

"I didn't know but I don't see a clock here".

The Belgian No.3 returns to the second week of a Grand Slam for the first time since a similarly shocking run to the quarterfinals of the French Open in 2015, and prevented the Estonian from reaching the round of 16 at the first three majors this season.

Victory for the towering Argentine meant that he matched compatriot David Nalbandian's tally of 19 Wimbledon match victories and 86 grand-slam match wins.

Jabeur held match point on Siniakova's serve, and served for the match herself, but a dramatic ending to the match saw the Czech world No. 42 ultimately get the win, on her third attempt to serve out the match.

Former world number one Djokovic shrugged off a knee injury he suffered in the match. "Obviously a little bit different situation". "I don't really think about the seeding now, I'll just focus on my tennis".

Saisai led 5-3 in the first set, but Halep broke back for 5-5 and cruised the rest of the way against her 126th-ranked opponent.


American Liu, 18, won the first set before the 2016 finalist came back to win 3-6 6-2 6-4.

Bouchard, who also reached the women's Wimbledon final in 2014, had the chance to serve for the second set against Barty but lost four games in a row to sink in straight sets.

Fabio Fognini beat Simone Bolelli in what was only the fifth-ever all-Italian match at Wimbledon in the Open Era.

Roger Federer turned up at the All England Club to practice wearing a "Sesame Street" t-shirt featuring puppet characters from the U.S. children's television show.

"But I'm really, really happy, because I prepare myself very good to this tournament". "I changed a little bit the mindset".

- Rafael Nadal on shorts removal etiquette. I started to play much better. "I love playing here. I'm just happy that I won it at the end". Everything was just coming together for me.


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