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Wimbledon: Martic beats Pegula, advances to last 16

Petra Martic won against Jessica Pegula 6-2, 7-6 (5) on Saturday evening and will face Kazakh Elena Rybakina, the No 17 seed, in the next round

Petra Martic, 2022 Petra Martic in action during the grass season, 2022 © AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Croat Petra Martic advanced to the last 16 of Wimbledon by defeating American Jessica Pegula, the No 8 seed, 6-2, 7-6 (5) at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on Saturday evening.

Martic, ranked No 80, will play Kazakh Elena Rybakina, the No 17 seed, next.

Ahead of her victory, the Croat won against American Shelby Rogers, the No 30 seed (6-2, 7-6 (5)) and Slovak Kristina Kucova (7-6 (4), 6-3).

Pegula, ranked No 9, beat Croat Donna Vekic (6-3, 7-6 (2)) and Harriet Dart (4-6, 6-3, 6-1) in the previous rounds.

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

  • Paula Badosa vs. Petra Kvitova: saturday
  • Alize Cornet beat Iga Swiatek (1): 6-4, 6-2
  • Elena Rybakina beat Qinwen Zheng: 7-6 (4), 7-5
  • Simona Halep (16) beat Magdalena Frech: 6-4, 6-1
  • Amanda Anisimova (20) beat Coco Gauff (11): 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-1
  • Harmony Tan beat Katie Boulter (WC): 6-1, 6-1
  • Ajla Tomljanovic beat Barbora Krejcikova (13): 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
  • Caroline Garcia beat Shuai Zhang (33): 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5)
  • Marie Bouzkova beat Alison Riske (28): 6-2, 6-3
  • Elise Mertens (24) beat Angelique Kerber (15): 6-4, 7-5
  • Tatjana Maria beat Maria Sakkari (5): 6-3, 7-5
  • Ons Jabeur (3) beat Diane Parry: 6-2, 6-3
  • Heather Watson beat Kaja Juvan: 7-6 (6), 6-2
  • Jule Niemeier beat Lesia Tsurenko: 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
  • Jelena Ostapenko (12) beat Irina-Camelia Begu: 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
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