Wimbledon Day 6: Jankovic stuns champion Kvitova, Murray denies Seppi fightback

After two comfortable wins earlier in the week, Petra Kvitova finally met her match as the defending champion crashed out of Wimbledon losing to Jelena Jankovic who heads for the fourth round at the world number two’s expense.

Serbian Jankovic battled back from a set down to head into the next round after a 3-6 7-5 6-4 victory over the two-time Wimbledon champion and will do battle with Agnieszka Radwanska in the fourth round, who easily saw off Australian Casey Dellacqua 6-1 6-4.

Petra Kvitova (R) congratulates Jelena Jankovic image: theguardian.com

Petra Kvitova (R) congratulates Jelena Jankovic
image: theguardian.com

There was also a shock exit for German Angelique Kerber who suffered a shock loss to Garbine Muguruza of Spain, as the 21-year-old stunned the tenth seed with a 7-6 (14/12) 1-6 6-2 victory.

However, there were no problems for Caroline Wozniacki who enjoyed a comfortable 6-2 6-2 win over Italian Camila Giorgi, while American prospect Madison Keys who cruised past Germany’s Tatjana Maria 6-4 6-4.

However, Sabine Liscki’s tournament is over after the German fell to French Open semi-finalist Timea Bacsinszky with the Swiss girl picking up a 6-3 6-2 straight sets leaving no German woman left in the competition.

In the men’s action, Andy Murray bounced back from losing six games in a row by winning six of his own on the bounce as the world number three held of the fight-back of 25th seed Andreas Seppi to advance into the second week with a 6-2 6-2 1-6 6-1 victory over the Italian.

However, Murray’s compatriot James Ward is out of Wimbledon after losing a five-set thriller with Vasek Pospisil, as the Canadian remained calm under the home support for Ward to clinch a narrow 6-4 3-6 6-2 3-6 8-6 victory.

World number two Roger Federer was also made to work hard by Australian Sam Groth as the seven-time Wimbledon winner needed four sets to overpower his opponent and book his spot in the last 16 after a 6-4 6-4 6-7 (5/7) 6-2 win.

Roger Federer was made to work for his spot in the last 16 image: rte.ie

Roger Federer was made to work for his spot in the last 16 but held every serve point
image: rte.ie

Dustin Brown could not capitalise on his second round victory over Rafael Nadal as the German was sent packing by Serbian Viktor Troicki as the 22nd seed battled past the unique Brown with a 6-4 7-6 (7/3) 4-6 6-3 win.

Jo-Wilfired Tsonga was controversially knocked out of Wimbledon after a double-hit from Croatian Ivo Karlovic went unnoticed, as 36-year-old earned a surprise win over the Frenchman in a 7-6 (7/3) 4-6 7-6 (7/2) 7-6 (11-9) five set win.

Sixth seed Tomas Berdych denied Spaniard Pablo Andujar a shock win, as the Czech man needed to come from a set down to book his place in the fourth round with a hard-fought 4-6 6-0 6-3 7-6 (7/3) win over the 36th seed.

Gilles Simon booked his spot in the last 16 at the expense of fellow Frenchman Gael Monfils with the 12th seed overcoming Monfils in five sets 3-6 6-3 7-6 (8/6) 2-6 6-2

US Open champion Marin Cilic dismissed American John Isner as he also booked his spot in the last 16. The match was suspended at 10-10 in the fifth set due to bad lighting on Friday evening and Cilic needed just two games today to see off the 17th seed with 7-6 (7/4) 6-7 (6/8) 6-4 6-7 (4/7) 12-10 victory.

You can find more results from day six of the action at SW19 at this link.

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