2017 champ Muguruza, finalist Cilic out in Wimbledon upsets

Bouchard is out

Bouchard is out

The no 3 seed was stunned by Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium 5-7, 6-2, 6-1.

Meanwhile in the women's draw, Simona Halep roared back from 5-3 down in the first set to triumph 7-5, 6-0 against China's Saisai Zheng in 75 minutes.

The 24-year-old threw her racket against the wall as a victor caught the line for van Uytvanck to level the match.

Ms. Kontaveit, 22, ranked 27th in the world, was playing for a place in the fourth round of the competition, which would have been the furthest she has progressed there to date (in 2017 she also reached the third round). "But I think she played great and she has a very good game for this surface".

A blazing crosscourt victor on break point gave van Uytvanck a 4-2 lead but Muguruza hit back to take the next three games and somehow survived the nervy first set when her whipped forehand licked the baseline on set point.

Kerber lost the 2016 final to Serena Williams. "I don't really think about the seeding now, I'll just focus on my tennis".

"I was just not feeling as comfortable as yesterday with hitting".

Back on Centre Court, Rafael Nadal endured a hard second-round match on Centre Court with Mikhail Kukushkin, despite winning 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. "I'm happy", said Van Uytvanck, the world number 47.

Six of the women's top 10 seeds are already gone.

The Serbian was was joined by Australia's Nick Kyrgios, who went past Robin Haase.

"So that was my plan to do in the second set and in the third, and obviously it worked well".

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada, who lost to Kvitova in the 2014 Wimbledon final, lost to 17th-seeded Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 7-5.

"Well, I was looking for this match for years, but I never expected it to be here in Wimbledon against Cilic", said Pella, whose sister Catalina is ranked 300th on the women's tour.

Djokovic, the three-time champion, needed treatment on his left knee on Court Two but still had too much for Argentina's Horacio Zeballos, winning 6-1, 6-2, 6-3.

Britain's 22nd seed Johanna Konta was ousted by Dominika Cibulkova. Falling 5-3 behind in the first set, the French Open champion looked unsettled as she struggled for consistency.

Yes, Wednesday's pause gave the 28-year-old a sliver of hope but Cilic still led by two sets.

The Belgian, who has been open about her relationship on social media, talked about it publicly for the first time in a segment of a television sports show back home earlier in the year, where she said the couple were going to live together soon.

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