Kiki Bertens stuns Karolina Pliskova as another big seed falls
Kiki Bertens v Karolina Pliskova 6-3 7-6

Kiki Bertens stuns Karolina Pliskova as another big seed falls

09/07/2018

Karolina Pliskova was the latest big seed to fall in the women's singles draw at Wimbledon as she suffered a 6-3 7-6 defeat to Kiki Bertens.

The seventh seed was the only remaining top 10 player in the draw after a raft of huge shocks at SW19.

But she was comprehensively defeated by the Dutch player, who lost just three games in the opening set before taking the second on a tie-break.

The 20th seed will now await the winner of Julia Goerges's match against Donna Vekic in the quarter-finals.

Pliskova, a former world number one, had been expected to meet Serena Williams in the semi-finals.

Williams, seeded 25th at Wimbledon, now has an even clearer path to the women's showpiece.

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