Wimbledon: Angelique Kerber beats Claire Liu, advances to third round

Jul 05, 2018, 21:27 IST | IANS

Kerber is set to take on next ranked and seeded No. 18, Naomi Osaka of Japan, who prevailed over Britain's Katie Boulter 6-3, 6-4

Wimbledon: Angelique Kerber beats Claire Liu, advances to third round
Germany's Angelique Kerber returns against US player Claire Liu during their women's singles second round match on the fourth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 5, 2018. Ben STANSALL / AFP

Germany's Angelique Kerber, the No. 11 seed, on Thursday booked a place to Wimbledon's third round for the seventh time in her career after knocking out United States' qualifier Claire Liu 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. The two-time Grand Slam champion took one hour and 54 minutes to end Liu's first Wimbledon's appearance, reports Efe.

Kerber is set to take on next ranked and seeded No. 18, Naomi Osaka of Japan, who prevailed over Britain's Katie Boulter 6-3, 6-4. In other Wimbledon action, ranked and seeded No. 17 Ashleigh Barty of Australia reached The Championships' round of 32 after defeating Canada's qualifier Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 7-5 in one hour and 31 minutes. Barty is set to square off against world No. 14 Daria Kasatkina of Russia who beat world No. 53 Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 6-2, 6-3.

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