Title defender Muguruza stunned by van Uytvanck

Title defender Muguruza stunned by van Uytvanck

Title defender Muguruza stunned by van Uytvanck

Defending Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza suffered a shock defeat in the second round on Thursday, losing 5-7 6-2 6-1 to unseeded Belgian Alison van Uytvanck.

Muguruza and Cilic's departures followed losses by pre-tournament women's favorite Petra Kvitova, former champion Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki, although the Dane faced the ever unsafe Ekaterina Makarova.

Third seed Muguruza came from a break down to win the first set but saw her feeble challenge fizzle out in the next two as van Uytvanck blew the Spaniard away with her big serving.

"I think she played big today", Muguruza told reporters. I also think that my level was not where I wanted it to be. She then broke back to level the third set at 4-4, but Rodina immediately earned another break and served out the victory.

"It's a little bit sad".

The Romanian won the last 10 games of her match with Zheng Saisai to advance 7-5 6-3 while qualifier Eugenie Bouchard will leave Wimbledon with momentum despite a 6-4 7-5 loss to Ash Barty in a battle of former Wimbledon junior champions.

The third seed has been beaten in three sets by Belgian Alison van Uytvanck in fading light.

Halep, who reached the final of the Australian Open and won the French Open this year, will look to improve on her semi-final finish at the All England Club in 2014.

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"Just didn't feel so good".

Matthew Ebden, Australia, def. Stephane Robert, France, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-1.

While van Uytvanck confessed that "inside I was dying", she never allowed those nerves to betray her as she completed the biggest upset at this year's championships.

Six of the women's top 10 seeds, including defending champion Garbine Muguruza, lost in the first two rounds.

Australia's Nick Kyrgios will square off with Japan's Kei Nishikori in round three.

At No. 237, Liu was the lowest-ranked woman to make the second round. Van Uytvanck saved the first break point she faced herself in the fourth game, and dropped just one point in her next two service games en route to wrapping up the opener.

Britain's female hope Johanna Konta failed in her second round match as Dominika Cibulkova claimed a dominant 6-3, 6-4 win. The only ones left are No. 1 Simona Halep and No. 2 Karolina Pliskova. Pella himself seemed surprised at his mammoth victory. Hopefully tomorrow I'll see on the practice session how it feels. The 24 year old was down two games but recovered to win the next three and slide all the problems her opponent's way.

He hit 15 aces and 31 winners in a commanding win over 33-year-old Zeballos, who was a top 40 player in 2013 but was playing at Wimbledon ranked a lowly 126.

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