Kerber fights to round four

Beth Cruz
July 9, 2017

Bacsinszky, mixing up the pace of her shots well to take the first set, had to call a medical time-out at the end of the second set and received heavy strapping on her thigh.

But the German, in danger of losing her number one ranking, turned the match around to run out a 4-6 7-6 (7/2) 6-4 victor.

Their match was suspended Friday at 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 6-5 due to bad light, with the French 12th seed not wanting to field Querrey's returns of serve in the gloom. I was just trying to finding at the end my rhythm.

Dudi Sela of Israel became the ninth men's player to retire from a match at this year's tournament, stopping his third-round match because of a right adductor strain against 13th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria while trailing 6-1, 6-1. They returned to finish the contest on Saturday but it was all over in a matter of minutes as the United States 24th seed broke serve. "He did three, four good shots, and yeah, that's it", said Tsonga.

Dimitrov, a Wimbledon semifinalist in 2014, will next face either Federer or Zverev.

Next she will face GarbiƱe Muguruza, the 2015 runner-up, who breezed through with victory over Sorana Cirstea.

Cirstea had advanced to the third round when her previous opponent, American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, suffered a gruesome knee injury during the third set on Thursday.

"I will be out for a while but I will get through this".

The American wept as she relived the sickening injury which has left her facing surgery to fix a dislocated knee.

It was another even battle in the second as the players exchanged breaks before Kerber struck decisively in the 11th game and then served out to win in one hour 44 minutes.

Vandeweghe will next face the victor between No. 5 seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and Anett Kontaveit of Estonia for a spot in the quarterfinals.

Milos Raonic, the No. 6 seed, recorded 55 winners on his way to a 7-6 (3), 6-4, 7-5 victory over the Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the third round match on Court 1.

In other fourth-round matches, all on Monday, Radwanska meets two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka will play second-seeded Simona Halep, sixth-seeded Johanna Konta will face Caroline Garcia, French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko goes against No. 4 Elina Svitolina, No. 5 Caroline Wozniacki plays No. 24 CoCo Vandeweghe, and Magdalena Rybarikova will meet Petra Martic.

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.

Other reports by Ligue1talk

Discuss This Article