It’s barely four days into Wimbledon championship being capered in unseasonable heat, the men’s and women’s draw are brilliance. On Thursday, the defending women’s singles champion, Garbiñe Muguruza, left the tournament in the second round defeated by Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1. The loss for Muguruza the No. 3 seed, depicted six women seeded in the top eight was out before the third round.
In the men’s game the Argentine Guido Pella delivered last year’s runner-up, Marin Cilic, a 3-6, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6(3) 7-5 loss. Cilic, the third seed, constituted the fourth player in the men’s top ten drooped under pressure implemented by adversary who felt none.
Van Uytvanck who had not gone beyond the second round said that her presence was felt as she was there mentally as she commanded during second and third sets. She further appended that she was in the zone and was playing every ball and everything was happening according to her strategy.
The match was being played at the number 2 court site of Muguruza’s exhilarating three set victory over the top seeded Angelique Kerber in last year’s round of 16. Muguruza’s heartwarming memories of that 2 hour 20 minute match against Kerber were of no consequence against the adventurous Van Uytvanck, who transferred to a determined game plan after garnering a 4-2 lead in the first set. In the last two sets, Uytvanck generated 18 winners to Muguruza’s seven.
Max Ranjit is a reporter for Roswell Gazette. After graduating from Central New Mexico Community College, Max got an internship at NPR and worked as a reporter and sound engineer. Max has also worked as a reporter for VICE. Max covers entertainment and community events for Roswell Gazette.