Simona Halep: 'I had an unprofessional attitude'

Grant SmithJul 10, 2018

Simona Halep wasted match point en route to becoming the latest big-name casualty in the women's singles at Wimbledon as Hsieh Su-wei produced a memorable round-three comeback.

Halep served for the match at 5-3 in the final set and had a match point in the next game, but the French Open champion couldn't capitalize on her chances.

"This is the first time I have beaten the world number one, it is wonderful", Hsieh said.

After three lengthy multi-deuce games to begin the final set, all breaks, the World No.1 appeared to assert her authority with a pair of statement holds that moved her ahead, 5-2.

Hsieh saved the match point with a backhand victor before holding for 5-5 and breaking Halep in the next game.

Nadal will play Czech Republic's Jiri Vesely next after he conquered Italian Fabio Fognini 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Cunning drop shots, often played with two hands on the racket, delicate slices and laser-like flat groundstrokes kept Halep continually off balance.

Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei on Thursday safely negotiated the second round of the women's singles at Wimbledon, while Taiwanese sisters Latisha Chan and Chan Hao-ching cruised into the second round of the women's doubles at the All England Club in London.

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.

Switzerland's Belinda Bencic, world number 56, upset world number 26 Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) to qualify for the fourth round.

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

Daria Kasatkina (14), Russia, def. Ashleigh Barty (17), Australia, 7-5, 6-3.

Only one of the top 10 seeds will be in action in Week 2: No. 7 Karolina Pliskova. I think because I was exhausted, because I'm exhausted, I couldn't stay focused for every ball.

The Serb will next face Russian Karen Khachanov for the first time for a place in the quarter-finals.

"I feel I'm really lucky to be a tennis player, stay here until the second week".

"Of course, 2008 was a very important moment for me when I achieved the world No. 1 for the first time in my career because in some way I felt that I deserved it", he explained. She wouldn't win another game.

"There's a shop in London very famous now, called Burger & Lobster", she said.

"I am just happy to be in the fourth round again".

And Van Uytvanck, 24, reached the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time in her career by beating 28th seed Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-2 6-3.

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