Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

Wimbledon: Halep bows out, Djokovic, Nadal move on

Wimbledon: Halep bows out, Djokovic, Nadal move on

The French Open champion took the first set against the world number 48 but ended up on the end of a 6-3 4-6 5-7 defeat.

Three-time champion Novak Djokovic also moved on to the next round with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over British player Kyle Edmund. "She (Halep) played unbelievable, I had to run and fight for every point". She fought for every point only to be undone by the crafty and unpredictable strokes Hsieh put across the net.

Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei on Thursday safely negotiated the second round of the women's singles at Wimbledon, while Taiwanese sisters Latisha Chan and Chan Hao-ching cruised into the second round of the women's doubles at the All England Club in London.

Hsieh will play the 2014 Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova on July 9 at 6.30 p.m. Taipei time, with the victor moving through to the quarter finals.

Wimbledon 2018 kicked off on July 2 and will run through July 15.

“I just was too negative to myself, talking too much. "I just want to feel free and enjoy the match".

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.

Angelique Kerber (11), Germany, def. Naomi Osaka (18), Japan, 6-2, 6-4. Hsieh saved the match point with a backhand victor before holding for 5-5 and broke Halep in the next game. 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. He will fight Russia's Karen Khachanov for a place in the quarterfinals.

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Hsieh thoroughly deserved her win which booked her a fourth-round clash with Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova. Also physically I feel exhausted.

Last year's French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko eased past the challenge of Vitalia Diatchenko, who had defeated Maria Sharapova in the first round, with a 6-0 6-4 victory.

The fifth seed won 6-4, 7-6, 6-3 against Benoit Paire of France in an entertaining contest. She will also force Halep to step in and dictate, perhaps more than the Romanian is comfortable with.

She plays an unconventional brand of tennis, relying on drop shots repeatedly - which, she said, tends to drive practice partners "crazy" - and gripping her racket with two hands for forehands and backhands.

Nadal reached the last 16 for the eighth time, making sure of keeping the world number one ranking.

She will next face Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck, who followed up her surprise win over defending champion Garbine Muguruza by beating Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6-2 6-3.

When asked about playing in front of a Royal Box full of athletes, he said: "Playing in front of very important people from sport around the world is always a big honor, we talk the same language and it's great to have all these people".

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