Simona Halep stunned by Hsieh Su-wei in Wimbledon third round

Simona Halep stunned by Hsieh Su-wei in Wimbledon third round

Hsieh fought back from a match point to win 3-6 6-4 7-5, in the round of 32 match in which Halep described her attitude as "unprofessional".

Nine of the women's top-10 seeds have now exited during the first week of competition, with only seventh seed Karolina Pliskova remaining.

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.

Up next for the Spaniard is world No 93 Jiri Vesely Monday.

She's now the 48th-ranked singles player in the world, and on Monday, she will play in the second week of singles at Wimbledon for the first time in her career.

The Serb, seeded 12th, will meet big-hitting Russian youngster Karen Khachanov for a place in the quarter-final.

Play is underway on Day 6 at Wimbledon.

Djokovic is looking to reach the round of 16 at a Grand Slam for the 44th time, which would put him in sole second place on the all-time list behind Roger Federer.

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Gareth Southgate will keep the faith with his first-choice XI for tonight's crucial World Cup semi-final against Croatia . But Southgate thinks talk of that handing a physical advantage to England is being overplayed.

Nishikori next faces 138th-ranked Ernest Gulbis, after the Latvian became the first man in six years to reach the fourth round having come through qualifying.

The 21-year-old Swiss will face the victor of German 11th seed Angelique Kerber's match against Japanese 18th seed Naomi Osaka.

Dominika Cibulkova, who was edged out of the seedings to accommodate new mum Serena Williams, continued her impressive progress by defeating 15th seed Elise Mertens 6-2 6-2. "But it shows that on the grass court, anyone has a chance to beat a top 10 player so it's a good sign", she told AFP. "I just want to feel free and enjoy the match". It's really tough to stay low, to play every ball, to expect actually nothing because you never know where the ball is bouncing and where is coming.

In that moment, Hsieh thought back to a fourth-round match against Lucie Safarova at Nottingham past year, which she lost in a third-set tiebreak.

However, Djokovic eventually got the break he needed after a misfired half-volley from Edmund before clinching the match on serve with an ace after two hours and 54 minutes.

After three lengthy multi-deuce games to begin the final set, all breaks, the World No.1 appeared to assert her authority with a pair of statement holds that moved her ahead, 5-2.

Third seed Muguruza joined second seed Caroline Wozniacki, fourth seed Sloane Stephens, fifth seed Elina Svitolina, sixth seed Caroline Garcia and eighth seed Petra Kvitova on the way out, along with five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova.

3rd rd: Alison van Uytvanck (Bel) bt Anett Kontaveit (Est) 6-2 6-3, Darya Kasatkina (Rus) bt Ashleigh Barty (Aus) 7-5 6-3, Hsieh Su-wei (Tpe) bt Simona Halep (Rom) 3-6 6-4 7-5, Carla Suarez-Navarro (Esp) bt Belinda Bencic (Sui) 6-1 7-6 (7-3), Jelena Ostapenko (Lat) bt Vitalia Diatchenko (Rus) 6-0 6-4.

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