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Sensational Taiwan's Hsieh Su Wei celebrates beating world number one Simona Halep

Sensational Taiwan's Hsieh Su Wei celebrates beating world number one Simona Halep

World No. 1 and French Open champion Simona Halep was knocked out of Wimbledon on Saturday, losing to Chinese-Taipei 's Hsieh Su-Wei 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the third round.

Defeat for the French Open champion means only one of the top 10 seeds in the women's singles have reached the last 16 - Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova.

It was only the third time Hsieh had beaten a player ranked in the top 10 although she tamed Spain's Garbine Muguruza at this year's Australian Open where she also enjoyed a memorable run to the last 16.

"I had 5-2 in the third set".

Hsieh saved the match point with a backhand victor before holding for 5-5 and broke Halep in the next game.

"This is the first time I have beaten the world number one, it is wonderful", the world number 48, who made her Wimbledon debut in 2006, said. "I think because I was exhausted, because I'm exhausted, I couldn't stay focused for every ball", Halep said.

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"A positive match against a player with a lot of energy, some tough moments", the world No.1 told the BBC. Also physically, I feel exhausted. They followed along on cell phones as England beat Sweden 2-0 in the World Cup quarterfinals in Russian Federation - the All England Club did not put that other sport on any of the video screens - and used umbrellas, fans and lotion to deal with heat that reached 90 degrees (32 Celsius).

Juan Martin del Potro made the last 16 for the first time in five years when the Argentine fifth seed defeated France's Benoît Paire 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3.

Later Saturday, three-time champion Novak Djokovic plays his first match this year on Centre Court against Britain's Kyle Edmund.

German fourth seed Alexander Zverev, who nearly quit his second round match through illness, faces Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis.

As well as being one of only two former finalists - along with Williams - to make it through to the fourth round, the 11th-seeded Kerber is the second highest seed remaining in the women's draw.

The 14th seed from Latvia will now meet Aliaksandra Sasnovich, who reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career with a 6-3 6-1 win against 26th seed Daria Gavrilova.

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