Wimbledon Day 4 round-up: Catch all the action here
Day 4 of 2018 Wimbledon gave us some stunning results as the fall of big guns continued. This time, it was defending champion Garbine Muguruza. She was stunned by Alison van Uytvanck in the second round. On the other hand, Simona Halep and men's number two seed Rafael Nadal progressed through. Here is the Day 4 round-up.
Wimbledon not a happy place for seeded players
Out of top 10 seeds in women's section, 6 players have already been knocked out of the tournament. Yesterday, 2017 champion Muguruza bit the dust. Uytvanck beat the Spaniard 5-7, 6-2, 6-1. Muguruza was joined by 2017 men's singles finalist Marin Cilic, who lost to Guido Pella 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-7, 5-7. In men's section, 4 of the top 10 seeds have bowed out.
World number one Halep marches on
Halep beat China's Saisai Zheng 7-5, 6-0 to continue her march. The 2018 French Open winner will be up against Hsieh Su-wei of Chinese Taipei in the third round. 11th seed Angelique Kerber beat Claire Liu 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. Japan's Naomi Osaka thrashed Katie Boulter 6-3, 6-4 and booked a spot in 3rd round. Britain's 22nd seed Johanna Konta was ousted by Dominika Cibulkova.
Nadal receives penalty during 2nd round victory
Nadal overcame Mikhail Kukushkin 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 to sail through to the 3rd round. But the Spaniard was given a penalty for taking too long to change his clothes during the 2nd round win. Nadal opined that he should have used a toilet break to avoid getting time violation. He also got another penalty for overshooting the warm-up. He faces Alex de Minaur next.
Djoker through, Kyrgios receives code violation
Novak Djokovic overcame Horacio Zeballos 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 and will be up against Kyle Edmund next. The Serbian was was joined by Australia's Nick Kyrgios, who went past Robin Haase. Kyrgios was involved in two exchanges with the umpire. The youngster received a code violation for inappropriate language and foot fault. He then shot back at a reporter, who asked if he was upset.
Other vital men's singles results
Japanese 24th seed Kei Nishikori was a set down before coming back to beat Bernard Tomic 2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 7-5. Argentine Juan Martin del Potro beat Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-1, 6-2. 4th seed Alexander Zverev saw his match getting suspended. He trails 6-4, 5-7, 6-7.