Wimbledon

Ostapenko into first Wimbledon quarter-final

2017-07-10 15:17
Jelena Ostapenko (Getty Images)

London - Jelena Ostapenko advanced to her first Wimbledon quarter-final as the French Open champion finally converted her eighth match point to defeat Elina Svitolina 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) on Monday.

Latvian 13th seed Ostapenko, the 2014 junior Wimbledon champion, squandered seven match points in the second set before eventually seeing off the Ukrainian world number five to make just her second last eight appearance at a major.

The 20-year-old, whose triumph in Paris last month made her only the third player born in the 1990s to win a Grand Slam, faces five-time Wimbledon winner Venus Williams or Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh for a place in the semi-finals.

Wimbledon results on Monday, the seventh day of the 2017 championships at the All England Club (x denotes seeding):

Women

4th rd

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS x7) bt Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x9) 6-2, 6-4

Magdalna Rybrikov (SVK) bt Petra Martic (CRO) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Jelena Ostapenko (LAT x13) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR x4) 6-3, 7-6 (8/6)

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