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

2016 French Open champion Garbine Muguruza beat Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-2 in the third round on Saturday.

FP Sports July 08, 2017 18:00:17 IST
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.

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

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

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