Getty Images

Wimbledon 2018: Kiki Bertens stuns Karolina Pliskova as another big seed falls

Bertens stuns Pliskova as another big seed falls

09/07/2018 at 12:49Updated 09/07/2018 at 19:55

Karolina Pliskova was the latest big seed to fall in the women's singles draw at Wimbledon as she suffered a 6-3 7-6 defeat to Kiki Bertens.

The seventh seed was the only remaining top 10 player in the draw after a raft of huge shocks at SW19.

But she was comprehensively defeated by the Dutch player, who lost just three games in the opening set before taking the second on a tie-break.

The 20th seed will now await the winner of Julia Goerges's match against Donna Vekic in the quarter-finals.

Pliskova, a former world number one, had been expected to meet Serena Williams in the semi-finals.

Williams, seeded 25th at Wimbledon, now has an even clearer path to the women's showpiece.

WOMEN'S SINGLES RESULTS

No. 20 Kiki Bertens defeats No. 7 Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 7-6

No. 11 Angelique Kerber defeats Belinda Bencic 6-3, 7-6

No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko defeats Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-6, 6-0

No. 13 Julia Gorges defeats Donna Vekic 6-3, 6-2

No. 14 Daria Kasatkina defeats Alison Van Uytvanck 6-7, 6-3, 6-2

No. 25 Serena Williams defeats Evgeniya Rodina 6-2, 6-2

Camila Giorgi defeats Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-4

Dominika Cibulkova defeats Hsieh Su-wei 6-4, 6-1