Garbine Muguruza suffers shock defeat to Alison Van Uytvanck
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 06/07/18 11:18am
Alison Van Uytvanck played the match of her life to dump defending champion Garbine Muguruza out of Wimbledon.
The Belgian, ranked 47th in the world, put on a brilliant performance and won 5-7 6-2 6-1 in the All England Club twilight.
Muguruza was strangely out of sorts and could not cope with Van Uytvanck's tremendous hitting.
The Spaniard becomes the sixth top-10 seed to lose in the opening two rounds of this year's women's singles.
Being scheduled last on Court Two left the Spaniard perhaps vulnerable to a surprise, after a long day of waiting to play.
But an upset looked unlikely after she got the better of a first set which had five break of serves.
Van Uytvanck, who has only got past the second round at a grand slam once before, began to find her range midway through the second set and levelled the match with a run of four successive games.
That hot streak continued as she hit Muguruza off the court and ended her trophy defence in remarkable fashion.
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