Hsieh stunned at ‘amazing’ win over Halep

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns to Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin in their men's singles second round match on the fourth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon southwest London

Hsieh thoroughly deserved her win which booked her a fourth-round clash with Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova.

Women's top seed Simona Halep crashed out in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturday when she was beaten 3-6 6-4 7-5 by Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei.

The 26-year-old French Open champion never got to grips with the unorthodox Hsieh and lost 3-6 6-4 7-5 despite having a match point in the deciding set on a balmy Court One.

Cibulkova was denied a place on the list of seeds to accommodate Williams, a decision which seems to have motivated the Slovakian, who will now face Hsieh for a place in the quarter-finals.

"At 2-5 down in the final set, it was a lot of support from the crowd, and they pushed me to fight from there".

In a sport often dominated by baseline bashers Hsieh brought so much more to the party.

Top seed Halep, who ended her wait for a major title at the French Open last month, won the first set, had the chance to serve out for the victory and earned match point on her opponent's serve.

The teenager fought valiantly for every game and kept Nadal on court for two hours and two minutes but the result always appeared a formality.

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Jelena Ostapenko (12), Latvia, def. Vitalia Diatchenko, Russia, 6-0, 6-4.

With Halep out, none from the top 5 seeds would make it to the round of 16, the first time ever in the Wimbledon history.

Belinda Bencic sent home another seeded player in Carla Suarez Navarro with a 6-1 7-6 (7-3) victory to continue her resurgence after injury travails.

Far less so in the men's bracket, although No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev did depart Saturday with a 7-6 (2), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-0 loss to Ernests Gulbis, a Latvian ranked 138th who is the first male qualifier since 2012 to reach Wimbledon's fourth round. I'm not hard. I'm just realistic and honest with myself.

"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.

Del Potro next meets France's Gilles Simon, who defeated Matt Ebden of Australia 6-1 6-7 (3/7) 6-3 7-6 (7/2).

The draw opened up for these young pretenders when only two of the top eight women's seeds reached the third round, a record in the Open era. I am too exhausted. "I have pain everywhere".

In the women's draw, Belgium's Alison van Uytvanck, who dismissed last year's champion Garbine Muguruza in the previous round, continued her progress in a confident 6-2, 6-3 triumph over Estonian Anett Kontaveit.

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