No.3-seeded Elina Svitolina suffers latest upset in Wimbledon women’s draw
Wimbledon, England – No. 3 seed Elina Svitolina became the latest upset victim in the Wimbledon women’s draw after she lost in the second round on Thursday to Poland’s Magda Linet, earning the biggest win of her career 6-3, 6. -4.
Eight of the top 11 players in the WTA rankings have been ruled out of the tournament due to loss, withdrawal or injury.
Lynette had 28 winners in just eight for semifinalist Svitolina at Wimbledon two years earlier. 44th-ranked Lynette had never before beat a top-15 player in a full match.
French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova beat Andrea Petkovic 7-5, 6-4 to extend her winning streak to 14 matches. Krejcikova wants to become the first woman since Serena Williams in 2015 to win back-to-back Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
Krejcikova, a former Wimbledon doubles champion, is starting the tournament in a singles draw.
In the men’s game, fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev hit 13 aces, lost only 12 points on his serve, and defeated Tennys Sandgren 7–5, 6–2, 6–3 to reach the third round. Zverev was a US Open runner-up in 2020 and a semifinalist at last month’s French Open, but he has never progressed past the round of 16 at Wimbledon.
American Shelby Rogers matched her best Wimbledon result by reaching the third round when she defeated No. 15 Maria Sakkari 7-5, 6-4.
No. 16 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Kristina Pliskova 6-3, 6-3. No. 19 Karolina Muchova and No. 30 Paula Badosa also moved on.
Roger Federer was to play Richard Gasquet in the last match on center court. Federer has won in his last 10 matches.