Wimbledon: Defending champion Muguruza crashes out

Garbine Muguruza was sensationally knocked out of Wimbledon in the second round by journeywoman Alison van Uytvanck.

Garbine Muguruza’s defeat leaves just one of the top six seeds after the second round.   -  AP

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza was sensationally knocked out of Wimbledon by journeywoman Alison van Uytvanck on Thursday, leaving just one of the top six seeds left after only two rounds. Belgian 47th-ranked Van Uytvanck triumphed 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 for her first-ever win over a top 10 opponent.

Muguruza's defeat leaves just top seed Simona Halep, No. 7 Karolina Pliskova and 10th seed Madison Keys as the remaining top-ranked contenders after two rounds.

'Let's go for it'

“I knew that if I let her play, I would lose so I thought, let's go for it,” said 24-year-old Van Uytvanck, who has made the third round for the first time. I may have looked calm but inside I was dying.”

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In the men's event, fourth seed Alexander Zverev was teetering on the brink of defeat when he trailed Taylor Fritz of the United States by two sets to one when their second round tie was suspended for the night.

Nick Kyrgios, seeded 15, unleashed 42 winners to see off Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-4, 7-5. Kyrgios next faces Japan's Kei Nishikori who put out Australian lucky loser Bernard Tomic 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9/7), 7-5.

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