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Van Uytvanck keeps rolling into fourth round at Wimbledon

08 July 2018, 08:27 | Charlene Valdez

Bouchard is out

Bouchard is out

Rafael Nadal overcame two time warnings and Novak Djokovic shrugged off a knee problem to battle into the Wimbledon third round on Thursday even as the women's defending champion Garbiñe Muguruza was stunned in three sets by Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck.

"But after that, I was feeling quite good". "In set two and three I was just there mentally".

Cilic, who was beaten in last year's final by Roger Federer, led by two sets when their contest, which started on Wednesday, was suspended by rain.

"I think we both played pretty well and it was a pretty close match".

"It was not easy", she admitted."I had pressure little bit of losing that set". "I just knew that I could do it, and I was fighting every point, it's grass and anything can happen". "I was not as accurate. My level was not where I wanted it to be", Muguruza said. "That was probably the decisive thing at the end".

Third-round match-ups coming out of Thursday results include No. 12 Ostapenko vs. the Sharapova-killer Vitalia Diatchenko, who beat American Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1; No. 11 Kerber vs.

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.

The shocks at the World Cup have made their way over to Wimbledon, with defending women's champion Garbine Muguruza and last year's men's finalist Marin Cilic the latest casualties in the second round.

Van Uytvanck said that she was confident heading into her match against Muguruza stating that she felt like in a zone in second and third sets.


She simply came up against a woman who kept believing - whether it was her serve, her ground strokes or her net play.

"It was a little bit tough for me, you know, to have an opponent that is having a great day, and the match is slipping out of your hand a little bit".

Everything was going her way until a line call as she served on match point where an out shout reverberated around the stands. Van Uytvanck's girlfriend is also a pro - the world No 546 Greet Minnen, but in general openly gay tennis players are extremely rare.

Johanna Konta, a semi-finalist at her home grand slam previous year, went down 6-3 6-4 to an impressive Dominika Cibulkova.

Alison van Uytvanck played the match of her season at the championships at Wimbledon Thursday night.

Despite first serve speeds in excess of 102 miles per hour, and the game yo-yoing between deuce and advantage to Ms. Utyvanck three times, the latter finally clinched the fourth matchpoint to win the match, which finished just before 15.00 EEST.

Alex De Minaur, Australia, def. Pierre-Hugues Herbert, France, 6-2, 6-7 (8), 7-5, 6-3. "I'm pretty excited for him".

"He played very well", Nadal said of his opponent.

"Good player. So let's see".



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