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Angelique Kerber - Belinda Bencic
Wimbledon women - 9 July 2018

Wimbledon – Follow the Tennis match between Angelique Kerber and Belinda Bencic live with Eurosport. The match starts at 13:00 on 9 July 2018. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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GAME, SET AND MATCH! - KERBER 6-3 7-6 BENCIC. Kerber is into the last eight after coming through a tough battle with the Swiss Miss in one hour and 47 minutes. She saw a 4-1 lead in the tie break disappear, but got it together to move clear from 5-5 and take it 7-5. She is the No.11 seed and the highest one left in the draw. Can she go one better than in 2016? We'll see.

Angelique Kerber
 

TB LATEST: Kerber is in a strong position as she leads 4-2 at the change of ends.

 

KERBER 6-3 6-6 BENCIC. The errors are leaking for Bencic and they are making life difficult for her. Kerber fights back from 40-15 to earn a match point from deuce. A hefty serve keeps Bencic alive and she stays cool enough to go on a force the tie break.

 

KERBER 6-3 6-5 BENCIC. Kerber remains mentally tough and crunches through a love hold. Bencic must now hold to stay in the match.

 

BREAK! - KERBER 6-3 5-5 BENCIC. Belinda is in deep conversation with herself. She's fuming over a line call. She felt Kerber's shot to the baseline was out, but it was actually in. She only has herself to blame as she blew two set points at 40-15 and then two more from deuce. Kerber dug in to keep pressing the nerves of the Swiss and eventually got herself level on her second opportunity.

Angelique Kerber
 

BREAK! - KERBER 6-3 4-5 BENCIC. Hello! Bencic charges in to pick up a tame drop shot and crunches a sizzling crosscourt backhand to earn the break. She will now serve for the set.

 

KERBER 6-3 4-4 BENCIC. Belinda still has high hopes of taking this the distance. Kerber cracks a forehand winner but then coughs up an unforced error off the same flank to allow the Swiss to level to 30.

 

KERBER 6-3 4-3 BENCIC. Kerber corks a backhand winner that clips a slither of the line to get her nose back in front with a game to 30.

 

KERBER 6-3 3-3 BENCIC. Kerber has an opportunity to reassert her authority at 15-30 ,but winners off both flanks put Bencic in charge. Angie then miscues a forehand and it's all square in Set 2.

Switzerland's Belinda Bencic celebrates winning the first set against France's Caroline Garcia during their women's singles first round match on the second day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest
 

BREAK! - KERBER 6-3 3-2 BENCIC. A couple of backhand winners suddenly turn the tide out of the blue as Bencic earns two break points. Kerber has dealt with these situations well for the most part, but not on this occasion. A double fault lets Belinda back in.

 

BREAK! - KERBER 6-3 3-1 BENCIC. Angie springs from defence into attack! Bencic is getting increasingly frustrated and it's costing her dear. She's broken to love and has a mini rant which will be music to Kerber's ears.

 

KERBER 6-3 2-1 BENCIC. Kerber is put under some pressure, but she's striking the ball so well and digs out a fine hold from deuce.

 

KERBER 6-3 1-1 BENCIC. Belinda stops the rot. Kerber comes close to the break with a controlled crosscourt volley from deuce, but Bencic saves it before dragging herself back onto the board and - she will hope - into the match.

 
 

KERBER 6-3 1-0 BENCIC. Angie maintains the momentum with a sixth game in a row as she opens Set 2 with a hold to 15 courtesy of a forehand winner.

 

SET! - KERBER 6-3 BENCIC. It all goes wrong for Bencic as Kerber stays steady and benefits from some needless errors. The German has three chances at triple set point and gets it done on the second to take the first set in 42 minutes.

Angelique Kerber in Wimbledon
 

KERBER 5-3 BENCIC. Angie eventually backs it up, but came under fire in a lengthy service game. Bencic had her opportunities and two break points, but Kerber dug deep to move within a game of taking the opening set.

 
 

BREAK! - KERBER 4-3 BENCIC. The 2016 finalist ups the ante at 40-15 down and it pays off. A crushing forehand winner gets her to deuce before she grinds away at Bencic. A break point comes along and the Swiss can't keep her cool, wildly flashing wide and long down Kerber's right flank.

 

KERBER 3-3 BENCIC. Angie moves level with a hold to 15.

Wimbledon : Kerber _ Osaka
 

BREAK! - KERBER 2-3 BENCIC. That's a splendid response from the German. Kerber notches up triple break point with a forehand winner and claims the game to love when Bencic coughs up an unforced error off the same flank.

 

BREAK! - KERBER 1-3 BENCIC. Kerber sees a 40-15 lead evaporate. Bencic presses at deuce and draws first blood with a sweeping crosscourt attempt that catches Angie by surprise.

 

KERBER 1-2 BENCIC. Belinda digs out the hold to 30 to keep her nose in front in the early stages.

 

KERBER 1-1 BENCIC. This one looks like it could be a real battle if these first two games are anything to go by. Plenty of engaging rallies and close points. Bencic presses Kerber to deuce, but the German pulls clear and ties the score.

 

KERBER 0-1 BENCIC. That's a big hold, even at this early stage. Kerber comes out all guns blazing and racks up two break points. Bencic saves one and then comes out on top in a super rally to make deuce with an overhead. The Swiss Miss then finishes the job with the next two points to get on the board.

 

So, No.11 seed and 2016 finalist, Angelique Kerber kicks off the tennis on Court One against Belinda Bencic. The players are out and running through the warm up.