Wimbledon round-up: Maria Sakkari, Ons Jabeur roll through to third round

Ons Jabeur beat Katarzyna Kawa 6-4, 6-0 in her second-round match. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The third day of Wimbledon has come and gone, with a couple of major upsets throwing a wrench into the main draw. Both Emma Raducanu and Anett Kontaveit are out, the first of the top 10 seeds to fall.

Just Women’s Sports has a recap of all the day’s action.

Wednesday, June 29

Emma Raducanu exits early with loss to Caroline Garcia

No. 10 seed Raducanu fell to Garcia 6-3, 6-3 on her home turf. The British 19-year-old managed no aces against Garcia, who had three, and served up three double faults.

This marks the third straight Slam this year in which Raducanu has not advanced past the second round. She has struggled to live up to the lofty expectations she set by winning the U.S. Open last year.

Jule Niemeier stuns No. 2 Anett Kontaveit

After a stunning upset, the tournament’s No. 2 seed will leave early.

Jule Niemeier earned her first top 10 win in her first career top 10 match. The win also makes the German the lowest-ranked female player to win a main draw match against a top-three opponent at Wimbledon since 2016.

No. 3 Ons Jabeur takes care of business against Katarzyna Kawa

Fresh off of her first grass court title in Berlin, a relatively easy second round match awaited Ons Jabeur, who beat Katarzyna Kawa 6-4, 6-0. She won five break points on top of 12 games to dispatch her opponent and move on to the third round, where she’ll face Diane Parry.

No. 5 Maria Sakkari rolls through to third round

With a third-round appearance, Maria Sakkari matches a career-best Wimbledon result. She defeated Viktoriya Tomova on Wednesday, 6-4, 6-3. In the only Slam in which Sakkari has not yet reached the Round of 16, she’ll face off against Tatjana Maria on Friday for the chance to change that.

“I’m just enjoying my game on the grass because there were certain people saying I could never play on the grass, but I believe that I really can because I’m a good mover, I have a good serve,” Sakkari said. “As I said, I’ve been playing more aggressive, so I don’t see why not doing well on this surface.”

Other scores:

  • No. 29 Anhelina Kalinina vs. Lesia Tsurenko: 6-3, 4-6, 3-6
  • No. 33 Zhang Shuai vs. Marta Kostyuk: 7-6(6), 6-2
  • Donna Vekic vs. No. 8 Jessica Pegula: 3-6, 6-7(2)
  • Tatjana Maria vs. No. 26 Sorana Cirstea: 6-3, 1-6, 7-5
  • Yanina Wickmayer vs. No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko: 2-6, 2-6
  • Rebeka Masarova vs. Harriet Dart: 1-6, 4-6
  • Marie Bouzkova vs. Ann Li: 6-0, 6-3
  • No. 15 Angelique Kerber vs. Magda Linette: 6-3, 6-3
  • Diane Parry vs. Mai Hontama: 6-3, 6-2
  • Maja Chwalinska vs. No. 28 Alison Riske: 6-3, 1-6, 0-6
  • Elisabetta Cocciaretto vs. Irina-Camelia Begu: 4-6, 4-6
  • Dalma Galfi vs. Kaja Juvan: 5-7, 3-6