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Hsieh stunned at ‘amazing’ win over Halep

Hsieh stunned at ‘amazing’ win over Halep”

"I was just trying to play my game, be aggressive, but at the same time just enjoy it".

He fired 18 aces and 61 winners past Zverev who said he felt he had been "unplugged" in the fourth set.

"I didn't think I could win after losing the third set and having served for the set, but he got exhausted and I played smarter, so I am really glad".

This means that nine out of the top 10 seeded players at Wimbledon have crashed out in the first week of the championship.

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

That set up a clash with a Lara Arruabarrena, the world #88 from Spain, who was looking to reach the third round at Wimbledon for the first time in her career.

Halep battled with her own game as well as the crafty spins and tactics of her 48th-ranked opponent but still looked like emerging as the victor when she led 5-2 in the third set. Back then, the two were a little closer in the rankings, with Hsieh in a similar spot to the one she occupies now but Halep sitting outside of the top 20 rather than at the #1 ranking.

A curious match began untidily with five successive breaks of serve before Halep steadied to hold for a 4-2 lead and went on to clinch the opening set. I doing good today.

Elsewhere, two-time champion Rafael Nadal also reached the last 16 for the eighth time, ensuring he keeps his world number one ranking after Wimbledon.

But the Serb managed to refocus after a lengthy complaint to umpire Jake Garner.

"I gave everything I had on the game side", Halep said.

"It was an important point". Djokovic complained to the chair umpire but the call stood - even though TV replays also showed Edmund's shot actually landed wide. "It didn't make sense".

Next up for is Van Uytvanck will be 14th seed Daria Kasatkina, the Russian beating 17th-seeded Australian Ashleigh Barty 7-5 6-3 on Court Three.

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

Dominika Cibulkova, who was edged out of the seedings to accommodate new mum Serena Williams, continued her impressive progress by defeating 15th seed Elise Mertens 6-2 6-2 Latvia's 12th seed Jelena Ostapenko and 2017 French Open champion needed just 62 minutes to put away Russia's Vitalia Diatchenko in a 6-0 6-4 victory.

She is the first women's top seed to lose to an unseeded player at Wimbledon for 10 years.

Former finalist Angelique Kerber struck 23 winners in a 6-2 6-4 win over Japan's Naomi Osaka to reach the second week at Wimbledon for a third year in a row.



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