Wimbledon 2018: Simona Halep loses to Hsieh Su-wei in third round

Tuesday, 10 Jul, 2018

By the time she played her third-round match at the All England Club, she was being watched with the type of concern normally reserved for endangered species. Two games down in the third set I kept fighting.

"I am just happy to be in the fourth round again".

"I just try to enjoy the tennis and enjoy the city, enjoy the food", said the 32-year-old.

"I'll go and watch some football - England, it's coming home or not?" he said in reference to a football song which is now being sung, hummed and whistled on nearly every street and in every pub.

"I will not find the excuses about this match".

"This is the first time I have beaten the world number one, it is awesome", she said. "She (Halep) played incredible, I had to run and fight for every point". I tried to concentrate on my game and it helped a lot.

Making 10th main draw appearance at Wimbledon, Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei said her relaxed approach to the season has been crucial to her progress to the fourth round for the first time.

World number 48 Hsieh's come-from-behind win leaves Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, world number 8, as the last Top 10 player still left in the tournament, reports Efe.

Bencic will line up against No. 11 seed Angie Kerber, who was at her machine-best downing No. 18 Naomi Osaka 6-2, 6-4.

The Taiwanese-Chinese duo saved six of seven break points and converted three of five while taking advantage of their opponents' four double faults to set up a second-round clash with Alicja Rosolska of Poland and Abigail Spears of the US.

But the point should have been given to Djokovic.

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.

Neither of the top two has lost a set heading into the last 16, and that did not look like changing on Centre Court as Nadal bullied 19-year-old Australian De Minaur.

Juan Martin del Potro (5), Argentina, def. Benoit Paire, France, 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-3.

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.

Sasnovich will next meet No. 12 seed Jelena Ostapenko who stopped the Sharapova-killer Vitalia Diatchenko 6-0, 6-4.