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Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Wimbledon: Alison Van Uytvanck beats Garbine Muguruza

Wimbledon: Alison Van Uytvanck beats Garbine Muguruza

American Liu, 18, won the first set before the 2016 finalist came back to win 3-6 6-2 6-4. "I changed a little bit the mindset".

"I feel good on grass now", said Halep, who after the first set overcame the hard Zheng slice. "I was just calm", Halep said.

On a packed Court Two late in the evening, Muguruza fought bravely to edge the first set against her Belgian opposite by a single break, but every shot van Uytvanck hit fell nicely for her in the second and third sets.

Three of the next four games would be breaks, including Muguruza failing to serve out the set at 5-4.

Next up for Uytvanck is Estonia's 28th seed Anett Kontaveit, who'll she play on Saturday.

No. 7 Karolina Pliskova is the other top-eight-seeded woman left in the draw.

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. She was poised, collected and played beyond her years.

"I've been doing check-ups now, it seems like nothing major", said Djokovic afterwards. Wherever he goes, that team becomes great.

Novak Djokovic (12), Serbia, def. Horacio Zeballos, Argentina, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3.

Britain's Johanna Konta, a semi finalist at Wimbledon past year, was another women's seed to bite the dust on Thursday, beaten 6-3 6-4 by Slovakia's Dominica Cibulkova.

But his defeat is good news for defending champion Roger Federer, who was on course to face Cilic in the semi-finals.

When Garbine Muguruza clutched her temple with both hands and shook her head repeatedly, she laid bare the throbbing pain racing through her body as her Wimbledon title defense was hijacked by a little-known Belgian on Thursday.

My level was not where I wanted it to be. We have only two. "I'm just happy that I won it at the end". World No 1 Simona Halep made it through to the second round with a 7-5, 6-0 win over Saisai Zheng on Court One.

The 2018 French Open victor will be up against Hsieh Su-wei of Chinese Taipei in the third round.

Kyle Edmund (21), Britain, def. Bradley Klahn, United States, 6-4, 7-6 (0), 6-2.

For Djokovic, meanwhile, victory was his 60th at Wimbledon.

Nick Kyrgios (15), Australia, def. Robin Haase, Netherlands, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5.

Shapovalov is the 14th seed to be knocked out in the men's draw. "He's young. He's risky", said Nadal.

"Inside, I was like dying, especially serving out for the match". I am very happy, the way that I played today.

"But after that, I was feeling quite good". Several hours later, Muguruza was unable to match Kerber's comeback.

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

Fabio Fognini beat Simone Bolelli in what was only the fifth-ever all-Italian match at Wimbledon in the Open Era.

"We had really tough matches".

Cilic blew a two-set lead in his 3-6, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 7-5 loss to Argentina's Guido Pella, ranked at 82. The Croatian, runner-up in 2017, last bowed out in the second round in 2013.

"I need to be ready, I'll try to do my best". I think this was the best thing that I did, I didn't panic. Isner had 113 aces in that match and Mahut hit 103.

Swiss Stan Wawrinka suffered a shock 7-6 (7) 6-3 7-6 (6) defeat by world number 133 Thomas Fabbiano in a match that resumed on Thursday after rain halted play on Wednesday.

Halep was in trouble in the first set, but won 10 games in a row from 5-3 down to set up a third-round encounter with Hsieh Su-wei.

The Spaniard went out on Court 2, modest when compared to the two main show courts, and Muguruza admitted she would have preferred to compete on a grander court. He has never reached the fourth round at the Grand Slam tournament. She then broke back to level the third set at 4-4, but Rodina immediately earned another break and served out the victory. She would earn a break point when the Spaniard slapped a forehand long and take it with a forehand victor of her own.

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