Second seed Kontaveit knocked out of Wimbledon

By: AFP
Published: 07:27 PM, 29 Jun, 2022
Second seed Kontaveit knocked out of Wimbledon
Caption: Estonia's Anett Kontaveit returns the ball to Jule Niemeier during their women's singles tennis match on the third day of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon.
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Second seed Anett Kontaveit was knocked out of Wimbledon on Tuesday, losing 6-4, 6-0 to Germany's Julie Niemeier.

Estonia's Kontaveit has made the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam just once in 29 attempts.

World number 97 Niemeier is into the third round of a major for the first time, where she will tackle Ukraine's Anhelina Kalinina or Lesia Tsurenko, another player from the war-torn nation.

Wimbledon results

Wimbledon results on Wednesday on the third day of the 2022 championships at the All England Club (x denotes seeded player):

Men  2nd rd

Oscar Otte (GER x32) bt Christian Harrison (USA) 3-1 - retired

David Goffin (BEL) bt Sebastian Baez (ARG x31) 6-1, 6-2, 6-4

Frances Tiafoe (USA x23) bt Maximilian Marterer (GER) 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3)

Steve Johnson (USA) bt Ryan Peniston (GBR) 6-3, 6-2, 6-4

Women 1st rd

Karolina Pliskova (CZE x6) bt Tereza Martincova (CZE) 7-6 (7/1), 7-5

2nd rd

Zhang Shuai (CHN x33) bt Marta Kostyuk (UKR) 7-6 (8/6), 6-2

Jule Niemeier (GER) bt Anett Kontaveit (EST x2) 6-4, 6-0

AFP

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