Simona Halep crashes out of Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal advances


And in her third round match against World No 1 Simona Halep at Wimbledon - a tournament that values tradition more than anything else - she was willing to break that service rhythm rule too, at match point no less.

Ernests Gulbis, Latvia, def. Alexander Zverev (4), Germany, 7-6 (2), 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0.

Despite being widely-tipped to be a Grand Slam threat, it was another letdown for Zverev whose run to the quarter-finals at Roland Garros last month remains his best performance at the majors.

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.

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

The Taiwanese-Chinese duo saved two of four break points and converted six of 11, winning 60 of the 105 points contested to set up a second-round match against Christina McHale of the U.S. and Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia. "But still I'm sad about myself". I accept that it was an unprofessional attitude today.' Halep played 44 matches so far this year, and withdrawing from Eastbourne wasn't enough to be fully recharged: 'I think mentally I was exhausted.

The latest in a string of unseeded players whose stunning Wimbledon upsets are sending Wikipedia servers into overdrive, Hsieh (pronounced "Sh-eh") is virtually unknown to the casual tennis fan.

Halep is the first No. 1 seed to fail to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledon since Serena Williams in 2014.

The Taiwanese world number 48's serve was broken seven times and she saved a match point before winning 3-6 6-4 7-5.

Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei labelled her victory over Simona Halep as "amazing" after reaching the Wimbledon fourth round for the first time.

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An inspired Hsieh claimed the last five games to post her second shock win of the year after downing Garbine Muguruza at the Australian Open.

When Halep led 4-1 and 5-2 in the final set it looked as though she would live to fight another day but Hsieh broke back and repeated the trick at 5-5 when she landed a sweetly-timed backhand into the corner and Halep could only net. Halep uses every muscle in her 5-foot-5, 135-pound body to power through every shot, with her athleticism and reach at the baseline signature keys to her game. "I accept that it was an unprofessional attitude today".

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

"A positive match against a player with a lot of energy, some tough moments", the world No.1 told the BBC.

"Inside, I was, like, dying", the 24-year-old Belgian said.

The 20-year-old Tiafoe lost to Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2, 6-1 after struggling through the last two sets.

The former US Open victor, who made the semi-finals in 2013, next faces unseeded Gilles Simon of France.

Three-time champion Novak Djokovic is also in action, facing British hopeful Kyle Edmund.

Djokovic, the champion in 2011, 2014 and 2015, faces the home country's last remaining singles player looking to snatch another landmark.

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