Early Retreat for Title Holder Garbine Muguruza
Title holder Garbine Muguruza has already been eliminated at Wimbledon in the second round. The Spanish surprised in three sets by the Belgian Alison van Uytvanck: 5-7 6-2 6-1.
After Muguruza pulled the first set after a 4-2 deficit, she immediately placed a break in the first game of the second set. A regular victory seemed in the making, posted by MAG Mania.
In the following hour, however, the frustrated number 3 of the world won only two games. After an hour and 53 minutes, just before the falling darkness, the biggest surprise of the women’s tournament was a fact.
The 24-year-old Van Uytvanck, the number 47 in the world, had never got any further on Wimbledon than the second round. Only at her debut in 2014, she won a match in London.
Muguruza won last year in the final of Venus Williams (7-5 6-0) and was already a finalist at Wimbledon in 2015. The former number 1 of the world lost early in the year at the Australian Open in the second round.