Wimbledon: Halep bows out, Djokovic, Nadal move on

Tanya Simon
July 10, 2018

Hsieh thoroughly deserved her win which booked her a fourth-round clash with Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova.

Halep was leading 5-2 in the final set and had a match point, only to crumble to a 3-6 6-4 7-5 loss on Court One.

This is the first time that Hsieh, now ranked 48 in the world has reached the final 16 players in a singles tournament.

Bencic, a former world number 7, earned her victory after 85 minutes against the last remaining Spanish player in the tournament, one of only four Spaniards who made it to the third round this year.

"She played wonderful, I had to run and fight for every point".

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Halep, the French Open champion, looked like she would escape after forcing match point at 5-4 against serve in the third, but Hsieh rallied before breaking again en route to serving out the victory.

His next round rival will be Jiri Vesely of Czech Republic.

Williams, 36, who gave birth to her daughter in September, has dropped to 183rd in the world after playing only three tournaments in the last 12 months but is seeded 25th at Wimbledon having received a favorable draw by organizers.

Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan celebrates winning match point against Simona Halep of Romania during their Ladies' Singles third round match on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2018 in London, England.

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Most experts did not expect Russian Federation to advance this far into the tournament, but against the odds, the team made it to the quarter-finals.

Ostapenko eventually ran out a comfortable 6-0 6-4 victor.

"It was a positive match against a player who is young with a lot of energy out there", he said.

"I just was too negative to myself, talking too much".

Del Potro next meets France's Gilles Simon, who defeated Matt Ebden of Australia 6-1 6-7 (3/7) 6-3 7-6 (7/2).

Only one of the top 10 seeds will be in action in Week 2: No. 7 Karolina Pliskova. "I couldn't stay focused for every ball", Halep said.

Big-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic, the 2016 finalist, reached the fourth round after beating Austrian Dennis Novak 7-6 (5) 4-6 7-5 6-2.

Djokovic plays Russian world number 40 Karen Khachanov for a place in the quarter-finals on Monday. But I am too exhausted.

Twelfth seed Ostapenko, already a Grand Slam victor at the French Open in 2017 but who was upset in the opening round as holder at Roland Garros this year, beat Russian Vitalia Diatchenko 6-0 6-4 to stay on course to better her quarter-final place last year.

"Inside, I was, like, dying", the 24-year-old Belgian said.

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