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Two-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber is out of the Wimbledon Championships after being defeated in the fourth round to 14th seeded Garbine Muguruza.
Muguruza ended the Wimbledon hopes of Kerber with an impressive 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory on court two in a two-hour and 20-minute thriller to move onto the quarterfinals.
The defeat of top seeded Kerber to Muguruza ensures that she will lose her world number one ranking. Meaning, there will be a new world No. 1 next week in women’s tennis.
Meanwhile, Muguruza praised the quality of the match and gave credit to her opponent.
“I know I won it, but it was a good match for both of us. Every match I play against Kerber is like that. You know, we battle out there. Every point we give our best … As always, I like to take my chances, go for it. That’s what I was doing. I remember two years ago when we played here, was a quite similar match. I’m happy that it went my way, of course, after fighting there for two hours.” Muguruza expressed
The 23-year-old Muguruza sets up a quarterfinal meeting against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia, who overcame 2012 finalist Agnieszka Radwanska by 6-2 6-4.