July 7, 2018 / 11:29 AM / 3 months ago

Highlights of Wimbledon day six

LONDON (Reuters) - Highlights from day six of the Wimbledon championships on Saturday (times GMT):

Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 5, 2018 Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko celebrates winning her second round match against Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

1500 UNSEEDED BUT DANGEROUS CIBULKOVA INTO LAST 16

Dominika Cibulkova, who was edged out of the seedings to accommodate new mum Serena Williams, continued her impressive progress by defeating 15th seed Elise Mertens 6-2 6-2.

1455 HSIEH HAILS SPECIAL WIN

Making 10th main draw appearance at Wimbledon, Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei said her relaxed approach to the season has been crucial to her progress to the fourth round for the first time.

“This is the first time I have beaten the world number one, it is amazing,” said the world number 48 Hsieh after beating world number one Simona Halep.

“This year I have tried to enjoy more, not just tennis but life, food, strawberries and cream, lobster. I am really enjoying playing tennis. I just feel free on the court.”

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Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 7, 2018 Russia's Vitalia Diatchenko in action during the third round match against Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

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Saturday’s order of play at Wimbledon

1430 HSIEH STUNS HALEP IN COMEBACK WIN

World number one Simona Halep suffered a surprise exit from the tournament after she was beaten 3-6 6-4 7-5 by Taiwan’s unseeded Hsieh Su-Wei in the third round.

The defeat means nine of the top 10 seeds in the women’s draw have fallen in the first week. Czech Karolina Pliskova, the seventh seed, is the only one left in the draw.

1425 NADAL SAILS THROUGH

Second seed Rafa Nadal has booked a place in the fourth round, beating Australian teenager Alex De Minaur 6-1 6-2 6-4 in just over two hours.

The result ensures the Spaniard will retain his number one crown at the end of the tournament.

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“A positive match against a player with a lot of energy, some tough moments,” Nadal said.

When asked about playing in front of a Royal Box full of athletes, he said: “Playing in front of very important people from sport around the world is always a big honour, we talk the same language and it’s great to have all these people.

“I am just happy to be in the fourth round again. I’ll go and watch some football - England, it’s coming home or not?”

1315 OSTAPENKO ENJOYS BAGEL FOR LUNCH

Latvia’s 12th seed Jelena Ostapenko needed just 62 minutes to put away Russia’s Vitalia Diatchenko in a 6-0 6-4 victory.

Making her fourth appearance at Wimbledon, Ostapenko will look to improve on her run to the quarter-finals last year.

1305 DEL POTRO MARCHES ON

Fifth seed Argentine Juan Martin del Potro has reached the second week of the championships without dropping a set after beating Frenchman Benoit Paire 6-4 7-6(4) 6-3.

1255 RAONIC MOVES INTO LAST 16

Big-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic, the 2016 finalist, has reached the fourth round after beating Austrian Dennis Novak 7-6(5) 4-6 7-5 6-2.

Raonic fired 28 aces and won 87 percent of points on his first serve.

1200 KASATKINA PASSES BARTY TEST, FACES VAN UYTVANCK NEXT

Russian’s 14th seed Daria Kasatkina roared back from 4-1 down in the opening set to beat Australian Ashleigh Barty 7-5 6-3 in the third round.

The 21-year-old Kasatkina, who reached the French Open quarter-finals earlier this year, has now progressed to the second week at the All England Club for the first time in her career.

She will next face Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck, who followed up her surprise win over defending champion Garbine Muguruza by beating Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6-2 6-3.

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; editing by Clare Lovell

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