The seeds continue to fall at Wimbledon

OVER in the Ladies’ Singles draw at Wimbledon 2022, the surprise results continued to come.

12th seed Jelena Ostapenko was the latest of the seeds to fall, losing to world 103 Tatjana Maria.

It was an epic tussle between the pair, the score line ultimately finishing 5-7, 7-5, 7-5 in favour of the German.

Maria served vastly more aces then Ostapenko did (nine to three) and also serves less double faults then the Latvian.

Ostapenko finished with a better percentage of first serves in, but won less off her first serve then Maria. However, she did have a higher win percentage off her second serve.

It was Ostapenko who actually hit more winners, but also hit vastly more unforced errors (57 to 15) then the German did.

Post match Maria thanked the crowd for giving her the belief she needed to keep going.

“Oh my god, what an amazing crowd. I said to myself, ‘they believe in me so I believe in me’. I told myself, ‘just keep going’.”

Maria moves into her first Grand Slam quarter final and will face countrywoman Jule Niemeier after Niemeier defeated local hope Heather Watson in her fourth round match overnight.

Neimeier only need about an hour and 15 minutes to take down the Brit, winning 6-2, 6-4.

Although both players had the same number of unforced errors, the German recorded more winners, more aces and less double faults then Watson.

Djoker doesn’t have it all his own way

Although Novak DjokovicNovak Djokervic may be through to yet another Wimbledon quarter finals, he did not have a straightforward journey to get there against Dutchman Tim van Rijthoven.

After Djokovic won the first set 6-2, van Rijthoven actually took the second set 6-4.

After that though van Rijthoven only won three more games for the match as the Serbian ran away with the match.

Although the Dutchman served vastly more aces than Djokovic (20 to seven), he also served three more aces and recorded a whopping 53 unforced errors.


In other results from the Ladies’ Singles overnight, Marie Bouzkova had a tough first set against Caroline Garcia but ultimately prevailed in straight sets. Meanwhile, her next opponent Ons Jabeur also had a tough first set against Elise Mertens, but ultimately prevailed in straight sets.

Meanwhile in the Gentlemen’s Singles, David Goffin was the only unseeded player to beat a seed overnight, when he took down Frances Tiafoe in a four and a half hour, five set epic.

Local hope Cameron Norrie had a much easier affair against American Tommy Paul, winning in three sets, while Jannik Sinner toppled Carlos Alcaraz in a four set tussle.

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