Unseeded American stuns Wawrinka in 5 sets

Elina Svitolina Wimbledon 2019

Unseeded American stuns Wawrinka in 5 sets

Opelka will be making the third-round of a Grand Slam even for the first time in his career. The absorbing affair continued in the second set, which had extended beyond an hour as Svitolina served at 6-5 to level the match.

"At first I had a lot of success serving and volleying, so I kept with that", he said.

"I was a little bit shocked, it's never nice to get this when someone is injured like that", said Svitolina who goes on to face Greece's Maria Sakkari for a place in the last 16.

As for Wawrinka, he will surely not be the last to suffer at the hands of Opelka - the joint-tallest man in tennis history and a former junior Wimbledon champion.

"At the end we'd expect that she would go and play".

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Raonic, who has battled injuries throughout his career, took a medical timeout to deal with a left calf issue while trailing 5-4 in the third set.

"I played well especially on the pressure points", said Gauff.

"I don't know how long it's been since she's been on her comeback but I just think today there was no up and down from her, which is what she was so good at when she was No. 1 and winning slams".

Cori Gauff, just 15 years old, was the sensation of the first round when she stunned five-time champion Venus Williams having already become the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon.

Wawrinka, who has won each of the other three major titles but has never been past the quarterfinals at the All England Club, also lost in the second round at Wimbledon previous year.

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In the second set, the 6ft.

The 21-year-old Opelka, who is unseeded, finished the match against Wawrinka with 23 aces, with several serves topping 140 miles per hour.

In women's doubles first-round action, No. 4 seeds Gabriela Dabrowski of Ottawa and Yifan Xu of China downed Ons Jabeur of Tunisia and Fanny Stollar of Hungary 6-1, 6-3. She was no chance of chasing down a drop shot and looked incredibly ginger as she tried to get around the court.

She clutched her left thigh in pain and then remained lying on the baseline for several minutes. Your muscles are contracting, so it's important just to drink lots of fluids.

"It's going to be a big challenge for me, a tough one, because she's playing not very flat but she's very aggressive".

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Raonic, the No. 15 seed from Thornhill, Ont., beat Robin Haase of the Netherlands 7-6 (1), 7-5, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday, marking the Canadian's second straight-sets win in a row. Wawrinka, who had employed Daniel Vallverdu to work alongside his regular coach Magnus Norman during the grass-court swing, is now 21-14 on the year that includes a run to last month's Roland Garros quarter-finals (l.to Federer).

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