Title defender Muguruza stunned by van Uytvanck


Alison Van Uytvanck became the latest underdog to cause a major stir, defeating defending champion Garbine Muguruza 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 in the second round of 2018 Wimbledon.

Guido Pella came from two sets down to stun third seed Marin Cilic at Wimbledon on Thursday, beating last year's finalist 3-6, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6, 7-5 in the second round.

Van Uytvanck has only ever progressed beyond the second round at a major tournament once before, and admitted she can not wait to try to push into uncharted territory.

His early exit opens up Federer's path to the final even more, with No. 8 Kevin Anderson the highest-seeded player left in the Swiss star's half of the draw after number six Grigor Dimitrov lost in the first round. In her post-match press conference the world no. 3 Spaniard, who was the defending champion having defeated Venus Williams in last year's final, was asked on her thoughts about playing on no.

The 24-year-old from Grimbergen, a lush municipality not far from Brussels, slammed 29 winners to the Spaniard's count of 18, in her three set, second-round win.

Wimbledon giantkiller Alison van Uytvanck said Thursday she was comfortable coming out as gay, saying "it is not a disease".

"She played big today".

"It was not easy", she admitted."I had pressure little bit of losing that set. Hopefully, tomorrow I'll see the practice session how it feels", the 12-time major champion said.

The sixth game proved to be the turning point of the match, Muguruza was broken as Van Uytvanck took her third chance, blasting a forehand victor for a 4-2 lead.

"I think we both played pretty well and it was a pretty close match". "I was in the zone and just hitting every ball and it's going my way", Van Uytvanck said.

Meanwhile, Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation has become the first player to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon. "He's young. He's risky", said Nadal.

Fritz leads 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 and has never been to the third round at a Grand Slam tournament.

"Today when we came back, obviously he served two good service games in that third set, came back two sets to one", Cilic told reporters.

"Maybe if she started like stressing out more I would have won the game but she started playing looser and much better". She then broke back to level the third set at 4-4, but Rodina immediately earned another break and served out the victory.

Kyrgios next faces Japan's Kei Nishikori who put out Australian lucky loser Bernard Tomic 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9/7), 7-5. 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.