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Bencic crashes out, Wang advances to second round

Qiang Wang won against Belinda Bencic 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 on Tuesday afternoon and will face the winner of the match between German Tamara Korpatsch and Heather Watson in the next round

Belinda Bencic Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic in action during her first round match against China’s Wang Qiang (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

Chinese Qiang Wang advanced to the second round of Wimbledon by defeating Swiss Belinda Bencic, the No 14 seed, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on Tuesday.

Wang, ranked No 140, will play the winner of the match between German Tamara Korpatsch and Heather Watson next.

Bencic had to retire from her title match in Berlin two weeks ago against Ons Jabeur due to an ankle injury.

London (Grand Slam), other first-round results (All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, grass, GBP 40.350.000, most recent results first):

  • Clara Burel vs. Katie Boulter
  • Rebecca Peterson vs. Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova
  • Coco Vandeweghe vs. Elena Rybakina
  • Tereza Martincova vs. Karolina Pliskova
  • Serena Williams vs. Harmony Tan
  • Donna Vekic vs. Jessica Pegula
  • Rebeka Masarova vs. Harriet Dart
  • Emina Bektas vs. Bianca Andreescu
  • Camila Giorgi vs. Magdalena Frech
  • Kristina Kucova vs. Laura Pigossi
  • Shelby Rogers vs. Petra Martic
  • Qinwen Zheng vs. Sloane Stephens
  • Garbine Muguruza vs. Greet Minnen
  • Sara Sorribes Tormo vs. Christina McHale
  • Karolina Muchova vs. Simona Halep
  • Tamara Korpatsch vs. Heather Watson
  • Yue Yuan vs. Amanda Anisimova
  • Jasmine Paolini vs. Petra Kvitova
  • Ana Bogdan vs. Dayana Yastremska
  • Irina Bara vs. Chloe Paquet
  • Kirsten Flipkens vs. Jaimee Fourlis
  • Paula Badosa vs. Louisa Chirico
  • Astra Sharma vs. Tatjana Maria: tuesday
  • Iga Swiatek vs. Jana Fett: tuesday
  • Jil Teichmann vs. Ajla Tomljanovic: tuesday
  • Coco Gauff vs. Elena-Gabriela Ruse: tuesday
  • Madison Brengle vs. Lauren Davis: tuesday
  • Maryna Zanevska vs. Barbora Krejcikova: tuesday
  • Sonay Kartal vs. Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove: tuesday
  • Mihaela Buzarnescu beat Nastasja Schunk (Q): 6-4, 6-2
  • Jelena Ostapenko (12) beat Oceane Dodin: 6-4, 6-4
  • Yanina Wickmayer (Q) beat Lin Zhu: 6-4, 6-2
  • Marta Kostyuk beat Katie Swan (WC): 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
  • Shuai Zhang (33) beat Misaki Doi: 6-4, 6-0
  • Viktoriya Tomova beat Daria Saville (WC): 7-5, 3-6, 7-5
  • Viktorija Golubic beat Andrea Petkovic: 6-4, 6-3
  • Catherine Harrison (Q) beat Arantxa Rus: 6-1, 6-4
  • Alize Cornet beat Yulia Putintseva (27): 6-3, 7-6 (5)
  • Claire Liu beat Nuria Parrizas Diaz: 7-5, 6-3
  • Maria Sakkari (5) beat Zoe Hives (Q): 6-1, 6-4
  • Irina-Camelia Begu beat Ekaterine Gorgodze: 6-4, 6-1
  • Angelique Kerber (15) beat Kristina Mladenovic: 6-0, 7-5
  • Panna Udvardy beat Tamara Zidansek: 6-4, 7-6 (1)
  • Magda Linette beat Fernanda Contreras Gomez (Q): 6-1, 6-4
  • Ann Li beat Lucia Bronzetti: 6-1, 6-4
  • Dalma Galfi beat Maddison Inglis (Q): 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
  • Mai Hontama (Q) beat Clara Tauson: 4-1 ret.
  • Marie Bouzkova beat Danielle Collins (7): 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
  • Elisabetta Cocciaretto beat Martina Trevisan (22): 6-2, 6-0
  • Sorana Cirstea (26) beat Aleksandra Krunic: 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1)
  • Kaja Juvan beat Beatriz Haddad Maia (23): 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
  • Diane Parry beat Kaia Kanepi (31): 6-4, 6-4
  • Emma Raducanu (10) beat Alison Van Uytvanck: 6-4, 6-4
  • Anett Kontaveit (2) beat Bernarda Pera: 7-5, 6-1
  • Jule Niemeier beat Xiyu Wang: 6-1, 6-4
  • Caroline Garcia beat Yuriko Miyazaki (WC): 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (4)
  • Elise Mertens (24) beat Maria Camila Osorio Serrano: 1-6, 6-2, 4-2 ret.
  • Katarzyna Kawa (Q) beat Rebecca Marino: 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
  • Ons Jabeur (3) beat Mirjam Bjorklund (Q): 6-1, 6-3
  • Lesia Tsurenko beat Jodie Anna Burrage (WC): 6-2, 6-3
  • Anhelina Kalinina (29) beat Anna Bondar: 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
  • Alison Riske (28) beat Ylena In-Albon: 6-2, 6-4
  • Maja Chwalinska (Q) beat Katerina Siniakova: 6-0, 7-5

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