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Rybakina to meet Martic in Wimbledon fourth round

Elena Rybakina is through to the fourth round of Wimbledon for the second year in a row after beating Qinwen Zheng in straight sets

Elena Rybakina shakes hands with China's Qinwen Zheng after winning their third round match at Wimbledon 2022 Elena Rybakina shakes hands with China’s Qinwen Zheng after winning their third round match at Wimbledon 2022

Kazakh Elena Rybakina, the No 17 seed, moved into the last 16 of Wimbledon by defeating Chinese Qinwen Zheng 7-6 (4), 7-5 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on Saturday.

Rybakina, ranked No 23, will play Croatian Petra Martic, who upset the No 8 seed Jessica Pegula 6-2, 7-6 in another third round encounter.

This was Rybakina’s third consecutive win in straight sets , having defeated American lucky loser Coco Vandeweghe (7-6 (2), 7-5) and Canadian Bianca Andreescu (6-4, 7-6 (5)) earlier in the tournament.

This is the second consecutive year that Rybakina has reached the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Wimbledon (Grand Slam), third-round matches (All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, grass)

  • 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
  • Paula Badosa vs. Petra Kvitova
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