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Wimbledon: Kerber out ! Mertens advances to last 16 to meet Jabeur
Elise Mertens won against Angelique Kerber 6-4, 7-5 on Friday afternoon and will face Tunisian Ons Jabeur, the No 3 seed, in the next round
Belgian Elise Mertens, the No 24 seed, advanced to the last 16 of Wimbledon by winning against German Angelique Kerber, the No 15 seed, 6-4, 7-5 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on Friday.
Mertens, ranked No 31, will face Tunisian Ons Jabeur, the No 3 seed, next.
The Belgian benefited from the abandonment of Colombian Maria Camila Osorio Serrano (1-6, 6-2, 4-2) and edged out Hungarian Panna Udvardy (3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5) ahead of her victory.
In the previous rounds, Kerber, ranked No 19, beat Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic (6-0, 7-5) and Pole Magda Linette (6-3, 6-3).
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
- Coco Gauff vs. Amanda Anisimova
- Harmony Tan vs. Katie Boulter
- Magdalena Frech vs. Simona Halep
- Petra Martic vs. Jessica Pegula
- Qinwen Zheng vs. Elena Rybakina
- Ajla Tomljanovic vs. Barbora Krejcikova
- Iga Swiatek vs. Alize Cornet
- Shuai Zhang vs. Caroline Garcia: friday
- Marie Bouzkova vs. Alison Riske: friday
- Tatjana Maria beat Maria Sakkari (5): 6-3, 7-5
- Ons Jabeur 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