Wimbledon 2018: It's all over for Karolina Pliskova

Jul 10, 2018, 08:05 IST | AFP

Kiki Bertens knocks out World No. 8 Karolina in Round Four, the last Top 10 seed in the women's singles

Wimbledon 2018: It's all over for Karolina Pliskova
Karolina Pliskova during her Round Four match against Netherlands' Kiki Bertens in London yesterday. Pics/Getty Images, AFP

Kiki Bertens knocked out the last Top 10 seed in the women's singles at Wimbledon as the Dutch World No. 20 stunned Karolina Pliskova with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/1) victory in the fourth round yesterday.

Bertens followed her shock third round success against five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams by claiming the scalp of Czech seventh seed Pliskova.

Kiki Bertens acknowledges the crowd after her win yesterday
Kiki Bertens acknowledges the crowd after her win yesterday

The exit of former World No. 1 Pliskova came after the women's draw was blown wide open by surprise defeats earlier in the tournament for Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki, Simona Halep and Sloane Stephens. Bertens, a French Open semi-finalist in 2016, is into the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time.

Bertens, who was contemplating retirement last year after losing her enthusiasm for the sport, is the first Dutch woman to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals since Michaella Krajicek in 2007.

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