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Hsieh Su-Wei beats No. 1 Simona Halep at Wimbledon

Hsieh Su-Wei beats No. 1 Simona Halep at Wimbledon

Gilles Simon, France, def. Matthew Ebden, Australia, 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 7-6 (2).

Nadal, the 11-time French Open champion and bidding for an 18th career major, will face either Italy's Fabio Fognini or Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic for a place in the quarter-finals.

Alison Van Uytvanck backed up her impressive victory over Muguruza with an assured 6-2 6-3 success against 28th seed Annett Kontaveit.

Australian 26th seed Daria Gavrilova crashed out 6-3 6-1 to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus and Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro was another casualty, the 27th seed turfed out 6-1 7-6 (7/3) by Belinda Bencic of Switzerland. "I was just trying to play my game, be aggressive, but at the same time just enjoy it". "So I know I need to be stronger than normal in mental [game]".

"I feel I'm really lucky to be a tennis player, stay here until the second week. My muscles are gone", she said.

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.

Reigning French Open champion and world No.1, Simona Halep, joined the trend of top 10 seeds humbled out of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships.

It also further boosted Serena Williams's chances of becoming an eight-time Wimbledon champion. Only two other women among the 16 left even own a Grand Slam singles title: Angelique Kerber has two, Jelena Ostapenko one. "Because every day, something odd is happening in the draw".

Meanwhile, world number twenty one Novak Djokovic also won his fourth-round clash by defeating world number seventeen Kyle Edmund 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.

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Past year she knocked seventh seed Johanna Konta out of the French Open.

Del Potro pushed Novak Djokovic all the way in one of Wimbledon's most memorable semi-finals five years ago before his career was almost ruined by wrist problems, but he appears back to his best.

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

Halep battled with her own game as well as the crafty spins and tactics of her 48th-ranked opponent but still looked like emerging as the victor when she led 5-2 in the third set. "She deserved to win". But the 48th-ranked Hsieh got out of that predicament with a backhand victor.

The teenager fought valiantly for every game and kept Nadal on court for two hours and two minutes but the result always appeared a formality.

"I was leading the match, I was up, and I couldn't finish it", said the 2014 semi-finalist. She did a lot of that during her news conference, making jokes and cracking herself up.

"There's a shop in London very famous now, called Burger & Lobster", she said.

Halep entered the match looking to set the record for most career Grand Slam wins by a Romanian woman but instead will have to wait until the US Open to break her tie at 73 with Virginia Ruzici.

Highlights from day six of the Wimbledon championships Saturday.


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