Putintseva fought back from a deficit to defeat the world number one

07/07/2024
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Wimbledon News
Putintseva emerges victorious to book her spot in the last 16.

‘Feels really, really great’ 
 
They were the words of Yulia Putintseva after defeating the five time Grand Slam winner, Iga Swiatek. She fought hard to put away the Polish star who has never seemed to feel at home on the Wimbledon grass. 

News Insights

  • Putintseva wins 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
  • Swiatek loses her 21-match win streak.
  • This is Putintseva’s deepest run at Wimbledon, her previous best was the second round.
  • She will now face 13th seed - Jelena Ostapenko for a place in the Quarter-Finals.

Yulia Putintseva is not a surprise name to see defeating big players but a win over the formidable Iga Swiatek was hardly expected. The Birmingham Classic champion is feeling high on confidence after her preparation in the run-up to this week, she will look to kick on in the tournament with a match against Jelena Ostapenko 

Wimbledon Woes 

Swiatek has never seemed to feel at home in SW19, with Wimbledon being the only Grand Slam she has failed to reach the Quarter-Final stage. Grass is by far her least successful surface and it will be a concern for her - but she will working hard ahead of the US Open steal the title back off Coco Gauff. 

Jabeur Dream Over 

Elina Svitolina beat last year’s finalist Ons Jabeur in straight sets - 6-1, 7-6. Jabeur struggled to settle into the match early with far too many errors which gifted Svitolina a huge advantage. Jabeur is a hugely liked character amongst the WTA Tour and fans because of her upbeat personality. She planned to have a baby if she managed to beat Marketa Vondrousova in the 2023 final, however the wait goes on… 

Dart misfired 

British hopeful Harriet Dart broke down in tears after her brutal loss against Xinyu Wang. Brits had high hopes of Harriet Dart after defeating 32nd seed Katie Boulter in the second round, however it was not to be. Xinyu Wang previously defeated Jessica Pegula who is struggling recently after losing to Emma Raducanu - giving her first top 10 victory in her career. 

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