Title favourite Pliskova crashes out of Wimbledon

Rybarikova battled back from a set down to win 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 on Centre Court.

The Czech world number three has a dismal record at Wimbledon and for the sixth successive year she failed to get past the second round.   -  Getty Images

Wimbledon title favourite Karolina Pliskova crashed to a shock second round defeat against world number 108 Magdalena Rybarikova on Thursday.

Rybarikova battled back from a set down to win 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 on Centre Court, earning the Slovakian a last 32 clash with Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko.

Pliskova reached the US Open last year and the French Open semi-finals last month, but the Czech world number three has a dismal record at Wimbledon and for the sixth successive year she failed to get past the second round.