Wimbledon 2017: Garbine Muguruza, Svetlana Kuznetsova ease into Round 4, Grigor Dimitrov advances

London: Garbine Muguruza reached the fourth round at Wimbledon, two years after making it all the way to the final.

The 2015 runner-up at the All England Club and 2016 French Open champion beat Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-2 in the third round on Saturday.

Spain's Garbine Muguruza returns to Romania's Sorana Cirstea during their Women's Singles Match on day six at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Garbine Muguruza returns to Sorana Cirstea during their match on day six at Wimbledon. AP

The 14th-seeded Muguruza played cleanly and finished with 18 winners and only 10 unforced errors. She did not drop a set this week.

Cirstea, a Romanian ranked 63rd, had made it to the third round when her previous opponent, American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, had to stop playing because she injured her knee during their match.

Three-time Wimbledon quarterfinalist Svetlana Kuznetsova eased past Slovenia's Polona Hercog in straight sets 6-4, 6-0 to progress to Round 4.

Dudi Sela became the ninth man to retire from a match at this year's Wimbledon tournament, stopping his third-round match against 13th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov while trailing 6-1, 6-1.

Sela called for a trainer after the first set. Seven players retired from their matches in the first round, and another in the second.

Dimitrov, a Wimbledon semifinalist in 2014, will next face either seven-time champion Roger Federer or Mischa Zverev.

With inputs from AP


Published Date: Jul 08, 2017 05:53 pm | Updated Date: Jul 08, 2017 06:00 pm