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World number one Simona Halep becomes the latest top-10 seed to crash out of Wimbledon

There is just one top-10 player remaining in the women’s singles draw.

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WORLD NUMBER ONE Simona Halep has been knocked out of Wimbledon, losing to Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the third round.

Hsieh, the world number 48, battled back from 2-5 down in the final set and halted Halep who served for the match at 5-3 in the decider.

It will be Hsieh’s first appearance in the last 16 of a Slam where she will face Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia for a place in the quarter-finals.

“It’s my first win against a world number one,” said 26-year-old Hsieh.

“It’s amazing. I was 2-5 down in the final set but the crowd pushed me to fight.”

Halep’s defeat follows on from Venus Williams’ shock exit from the tournament on Friday, and means that Halep becomes the ninth top-10 player to crash out of Wimbledon.

Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova is now the last remaining top-10 player in the women’s singles draw.

© – AFP, 2018

Additional reporting by Sinéad Farrell

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