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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

Angerlique Kerber, Wimbledon 2022 Angelique Kerber acknowledges the crowd after losing her third round match. © AI / Reuters / Panoramic

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
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