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Niemeier sets up all-German Wimbledon quarter-final, ends Watson’s dreams

Jule Niemeier defeated Heather Watson 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday and will face German Tatjana Maria in the next round

Jule Niemeier Germany’s Jule Niemeier celebrates winning her fourth round match against Britain’s Heather Watson (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

German Jule Niemeier reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon by winning against Heather Watson 6-2, 6-4 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on Sunday.

Niemeier, ranked No 97, will face German Tatjana Maria next.

The 22-year-old is the fourth youngest German woman to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals in the Open era – older only than Bettina Bunge, Steffi Graf and Sabine Lisicki.

In the previous rounds, the 22-year-old German beat Chinese Xiyu Wang (6-1, 6-4), Estonian Anett Kontaveit, the second seed (6-4, 6-0) and Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko (6-4, 3-6, 6-3).

Watson, ranked No 121, won against German Tamara Korpatsch (6-7 (7), 7-5, 6-2), Chinese Qiang Wang (7-5, 6-4) and Slovenian Kaja Juvan (7-6 (6), 6-2) earlier in the tournament.

London (Grand Slam), other last 16 results (All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, grass, GBP 40.350.000, most recent results first):

  • Amanda Anisimova vs. Harmony Tan
  • Paula Badosa vs. Simona Halep
  • Elena Rybakina vs. Petra Martic
  • Alize Cornet vs. Ajla Tomljanovic
  • Elise Mertens vs. Ons Jabeur
  • Tatjana Maria beat Jelena Ostapenko (12): 5-7, 7-5, 7-5
  • Marie Bouzkova beat Caroline Garcia: 7-5, 6-2

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