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.

More news: Deadlock in Sochi as Russian Federation and Croatia go to extra
More news: YouTube stars have died after falling down a waterfall
More news: Scott Pruitt Steps Down From EPA

"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.

Recommended News

  • China court bans Micron chip sales in patent case: Taiwan's UMC

    China court bans Micron chip sales in patent case: Taiwan's UMC

    The PHLX Semiconductor index fell 1.3% in afternoon trading, with Micron serving as one of the biggest drags to the overall index. UMC is building a DRAM production plant in cooperation with JHICC, a state-owned enterprise under Fuzhou City of China.
    Superb Roger Federer underlines Wimbledon favouritism with third-round win

    Superb Roger Federer underlines Wimbledon favouritism with third-round win

    This is Williams' fourth tournament since giving birth last September to Alexis, her first child with husband Alexis Ohanian. But his defeat is good news for defending champion Roger Federer , who was on course to face Cilic in the semi-finals.

    Heat linked to Carmelo Anthony exodus from Thunder

    He struggled during the Thunder's first-round playoff exit against the Jazz and expressed displeasure in his role. The stretch provision spreads Anthony's salary annually onto the Thunder's cap for $9.3 million over three years.
  • White House: Trump will confront Putin on 'malign' Kremlin activities

    White House: Trump will confront Putin on 'malign' Kremlin activities

    Last month, a G-7 meeting in Canada turned sour when Trump disparaged allies and refused to sign a joint statement. All are former Soviet client states: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania.
    Luis in for Marcelo, Marquez handed first start against Brazil

    Luis in for Marcelo, Marquez handed first start against Brazil

    The Brazilian national team ended the match against Serbia in such a composition: Alisson - Fagner, T. Brazil , who topped Group E in Russian Federation , face Mexico in the round of 16 on Monday.
    Truck driver charged in fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash, RCMP says

    Truck driver charged in fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash, RCMP says

    The head coach, bus driver, a trainer and the team announcer were among the 16 who were killed, 10 of the victims were players. The only thing the Mounties have said to this point is that the truck was in the intersection when the collision occurred.
  • Saint charity shocked after India babies 'sold'

    Saint charity shocked after India babies 'sold'

    Meanwhile, an FIR has been lodged against the Missionaries of Charity for being involved in human trafficking by the CWC. The baby in question was born May 1 to a shelter resident and was apparently given to the couple two weeks later.
    Is Rajinikanth Too A Part Of 'Fanney Khan'?

    Is Rajinikanth Too A Part Of 'Fanney Khan'?

    Bharathi, Rajiv Tandon & Krishan Kumar, Kussum Arora & Nishant Pitti, Fanney Khan marks the directorial debut of Atul Manjrekar. Fanney Khan is said to be a remake of Dutch movie Everybody's Famous and scheduled to be released on 3rd August 2018.
    Donald Trump Says North Korea Talks

    Donald Trump Says North Korea Talks "Going Well", Lashes Critics

    There is no word on whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , an avid basketball fan, will attend any of the games. The only opposition party that includes fake news, complains.
  • Jordan Launches Aid Campaign for Displaced Persons Inside Syria

    Jordan Launches Aid Campaign for Displaced Persons Inside Syria

    Jordan and Israel have been urged to open their borders after a renewed offensive forced some 300,000 Syrians to flee their homes. Under the deal offered, rebels would hand over medium and heavy weapons and Syrian state institutions would resume work.
    How a trade war could turn into a recession

    How a trade war could turn into a recession

    A trade war is the last thing we want to see, because we said many times that no one will benefit from a trade war", said Lu. The Trump administration engaged in a similar tit-for-tat last month with the European Union , Mexico and Canada.
    Ant-Man And The Wasp: Rate And Discuss With Spoilers

    Ant-Man And The Wasp: Rate And Discuss With Spoilers

    As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. As you all know, Infinity War ends with Thanos snapping his fingers and erasing half of the universe's population.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.