Wimbledon: Alison Van Uytvanck beats Garbine Muguruza

Sara Sorribes Tormo

Sara Sorribes Tormo

The result now means only two of the top eight women's seeds are left going into round three.

Su-Wei Hsieh, Taiwan, def. Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino, Spain, 6-3, 6-3. It was tough for me facing an opponent having a great day, and the match is slipping out of your hands a bit. "I just feel like it's good that I could come out as a gay person".

The match was relatively straightforward for the 17-time grand slam victor, although he received a pair of time violation warnings from a chair umpire he has clashed with in the past, Carlos Bernardes. "Hopefully it's nothing that will concern me", said Djokovic.

Other title contenders sailed through their matches like clockwork including Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios, and Juan Martin del Potro.

For Djokovic, meanwhile, victory was his 60th at Wimbledon. That's it. I played my match.

"It wasn't so hard for me, I have experienced it many times - the crowd were really nice to me. It's a good court, but. of course, bigger courts are nicer". The blowout previous year at Wimbledon could be attributed to Cilic's foot blisters.

Argentina's Guido Pella believes his country can not win another major trophy in his lifetime, adding that the success of five-times world champions Brazil had only added to his gloom.

Cilic had defeated Novak Djokovic to win a Wimbledon warmup in London last month and the players to have toppled the 29-year-old on his last five visits to SW19 are among the best performers tennis has ever produced: Andy Murray, Djokovic (twice) and Roger Federer (twice).

Pella, who is ranked 82nd in the world, will face American Mackenzie McDonald in the third round on Friday. I'll be dead before Argentina maybe get one more. I don't see a countdown.

Kerber lost the 2016 final to Serena Williams.

Ernests Gulbis, Latvia, def. Damir Dzumhur (27), Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.

With his 60th match win at Wimbledon, the Serbian ensured he reached the third round for the 10th consecutive year. A Kyrgios duel against another Australian who has courted controversy, Bernard Tomic, won't materialize after the lucky loser lost to 2014 US Open finalist Kei Nishikori in four sets.

Fabio Fognini (19), Italy, def. Simone Bolelli, Italy, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1. "It's more hard for me to understand what's going on", said 11-time French Open champion Nadal, who is chasing an 18th major. I still think the top players, their average level is higher than, let's say, sub-top players.

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"I went on court with the determination to play at the right intensity". I am very happy, the way that I played today.

Naomi Osaka (18), Japan, def. Katie Boulter, Britain, 6-3, 6-4.

The world No.47, who won her second career singles title in Budapest in February, was introduced to the sport by her older brother Sean, and has a twin brother named Brett.

"I'm actually looking forward to playing against her on grass".

Van Uytvanck said she had no choice but to be aggressive. You always want that first game, you know.

The No.3 seeds in the men and ladies' draws - Marin Cilic and Garbine Muguruza were sensationally sent packing on Thursday evening. The Croatian, runner-up in 2017, last bowed out in the second round in 2013.

"I may have looked calm but inside I was dying".

She added: "I wasn't thinking really I have to defend anything".

Kerber came through a battle with 18-year-old reigning Wimbledon girls' singles champion Claire Liu, the two-time grand slam victor rallying to triumph 3-6 6-2 6-4.

With a second chance to serve out the set, the defending champion was quick to build a 40-0 lead and a forehand that just clipped the baseline put the third seed in front after 48 minutes of play.

Pella took the next three 6-4 7-6 7-5.

Ashleigh Barty came out on top in a clash of former junior champions with Eugenie Bouchard.

Vitalia Diatchenko, Russia, def. Sofia Kenin, United States, 6-4, 6-1. She then broke back to level the third set at 4-4, but Rodina immediately earned another break and served out the victory.

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