Day 5 of Wimbledon featured two dominant performances by the top men, and a disappointing loss from one of the top-ranked women. Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic looked dominant in their matches and advanced to the next round. Maria Sakkari experienced an early exit.
Day 6 promises more excitement. Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff will headline the women’s side. Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas look to surge into the next round on the men’s side.
Catch up with the biggest news of Day 6 below.
Iga Swiatek’s incredible streak comes to an end against Alize Cornet
After 37 straight wins, Iga Swiatek’s incredible streak is over. Alize Cornet took down Swiatek in the third round of Wimbledon in straight sets Saturday.
The first set was back-and-forth, as Cornet and Swiatek traded points. Cornet eventually came out ahead, winning the set 6-4. Cornet kept up the pressure in the second set, and Swiatek could not respond. She made uncharacteristic errors, failing to capitalize on easy scoring opportunities. Those mistakes continued as the match went on, leading to Cornet taking the second set, and the match, 6-2.
With the win, Cornet will face Ajla Tomljanovic in the fourth round. For Swiatek, the loss marks the end of an incredible streak, which saw Swiatek win 37 straight matches. That run tied the longest win streak in women’s tennis in 32 years.
Coco Gauff falls to Amanda Anisimova
Coco Gauff looked to continue her strong run after making it the finals of the French Open, but Amanda Anisimova had other plans. In a battle of the Americans, it was Anisimova, 20, who came out on top. She defeated Gauff in three sets 6-7, 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the fourth round of the tournament.
Anisimova came out fired up in the first set, pushing Gauff to a tiebreak. Gauff came out on top, but Anisimova proved getting past her wasn’t going to be easy. She seemed to get stronger as the match went on, defeating Gauff 6-2 in the second set and 6-1 in the final set.
With the win, advanced to the fourth round of the tournament. She will take on Harmony Tan in the round of 16.
Jessica Pegula falls to Petra Martic in third round
Upsets ruled the day on the women’s side of the bracket. American Jessica Pegula is out of Wimbledon after losing to Petra Martic in straight sets in the third round.
Martic got out to a strong start, taking the first set 6-2. Pegula tried to battle back in the second set, forcing a tiebreak. Martic proved too much to handle, winning the tiebreak and the match, 7-6. Pegula entered Wimbledon as the No. 8 seed. Following Saturday’s upsets, No. 3 seed Ons Jabeur and No. 4 seed Paula Badosa remain the top women left at Wimbledon.
American men see mixed results in third round at Wimbledon
The remaining American men saw mixed results in the third round at Wimbledon. Brandon Nakashima’s run continued. The American advanced to the fourth round, winning in straight sets against Daniel Elahi Galan. Taylor Fritz also advanced, taking down Alex Molcan in straight sets. Jenson Brooksby fell to Cristian Garin on Saturday. Garin dispatched Brooksby in four sets (6-2, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4). Jack Sock’s run also came to an end. Sock fell to Jason Kubler in a match that went the distance. Sock had 23 aces in the contest, but could not overcome Kubler in the final two sets.
Other notable results
• Barbora Krejcikova was upset by Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round Saturday. Krejcikova jumped out to an early lead, taking the first set 6-2, but couldn’t not keep up the pressure. Tomljanovic took the next two sets 6-4 and 6-3 to advance to the fourth round.
• Botic van de Zandschulp advanced to the fourth round of Wimbledon with a win over Richard Gasquet. va de Zandschulp needed four sets to dispatch Gasquet (7-5, 2-6, 7-6, 6-1). van de Zandschulp’s serve was on during the match, as he registered 19 aces on his way to the win.
• Simona Halep had no trouble advancing to the fourth round at Wimbledon. Halep, the No. 16 seed, dispatched Magdalena Frech in straight sets 6-4, 6-1.
• Harmony Tan continued her impressive run at Wimbledon with a dominant win over Katie Boulter in the third round. Tan dispatched Boulter in straight sets, winning 6-1, 6-1. Tan, who defeated Serena Williams in the first round, will look to continue her impressive run when she takes on Anisimova on Sunday.
This story will be updated.
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