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Zheng Qinwen defeats Sloane Stephens on her Wimbledon debut

Qinwen Zheng defeated Sloane Stephens 7-6 (1), 7-5 on Tuesday evening. She’ll play the winner of the match between Spaniard Garbine Muguruza, the No 9 seed, and Belgian Greet Minnen in the next round

Zheng Qinwen Wimbledon 2022 Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2022 China’s Qinwen Zheng celebrates winning her first round match against Sloane Stephens of the U.S. || © AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Chinese Qinwen Zheng reached the second round of Wimbledon by defeating American Sloane Stephens 7-6 (1), 7-5 in the fading light on Court 15 on Tuesday evening in London.

The Chinese teenager was making her Wimbledon debut against the 2013 quarter-finalist and former world No 3.

Zheng, ranked No 52, will play the winner of the match between Spaniard Garbine Muguruza, the No 9 seed, and Belgian Greet Minnen next.

She hit 22 winners against 31 unforced errors and won 44 of 77 baseline points against the American.

Stephens led 5-3 in the second set and it appeared that the American could close the set and which time the match would have likely been held over for darkness. But Zheng flipped the script and stormed through the final four games to notch the win.

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

  • Donna Vekic vs. Jessica Pegula
  • Rebeka Masarova vs. Harriet Dart
  • Tereza Martincova vs. Karolina Pliskova
  • Garbine Muguruza vs. Greet Minnen: tuesday
  • Shelby Rogers vs. Petra Martic: tuesday
  • Katie Boulter (WC) beat Clara Burel: 7-5, 6-3
  • Kristina Kucova beat Laura Pigossi: 7-5, 6-0
  • Serena Williams vs. Harmony Tan: tuesday
  • Rebecca Peterson vs. Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova: tuesday
  • Bianca Andreescu beat Emina Bektas (Q): 6-1, 6-3
  • Elena Rybakina (17) beat Coco Vandeweghe (LL): 7-6 (2), 7-5
  • Magdalena Frech beat Camila Giorgi (21): 7-6 (4), 6-1
  • Sara Sorribes Tormo (32) beat Christina McHale (Q): 6-2, 6-1
  • Simona Halep (16) beat Karolina Muchova: 6-3, 6-2
  • Petra Kvitova (25) beat Jasmine Paolini: 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
  • Irina Bara beat Chloe Paquet: 6-2, 6-4
  • Heather Watson beat Tamara Korpatsch: 6-7 (7), 7-5, 6-2
  • Ana Bogdan beat Dayana Yastremska: 6-2, 6-2
  • Kirsten Flipkens beat Jaimee Fourlis (Q): 7-5, 6-2
  • Amanda Anisimova (20) beat Yue Yuan: 6-3, 6-4
  • Paula Badosa (4) beat Louisa Chirico (Q): 6-2, 6-1
  • Tatjana Maria beat Astra Sharma (Q): 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • Iga Swiatek (1) beat Jana Fett (Q): 6-0, 6-3
  • Ajla Tomljanovic beat Jil Teichmann (18): 6-2, 6-3
  • Qiang Wang beat Belinda Bencic (14): 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
  • Coco Gauff (11) beat Elena-Gabriela Ruse: 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
  • Lauren Davis beat Madison Brengle: 6-2, 7-5
  • Barbora Krejcikova (13) beat Maryna Zanevska: 7-6 (4), 6-3
  • Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove (LL) beat Sonay Kartal (WC): 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
  • Mihaela Buzarnescu beat Nastasja Schunk (Q): 6-4, 6-2
  • Jelena Ostapenko (12) beat Oceane Dodin: 6-4, 6-4
  • Yanina Wickmayer (Q) beat Lin Zhu: 6-4, 6-2
  • Marta Kostyuk beat Katie Swan (WC): 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
  • Shuai Zhang (33) beat Misaki Doi: 6-4, 6-0
  • Viktoriya Tomova beat Daria Saville (WC): 7-5, 3-6, 7-5
  • Viktorija Golubic beat Andrea Petkovic: 6-4, 6-3
  • Catherine Harrison (Q) beat Arantxa Rus: 6-1, 6-4
  • Alize Cornet beat Yulia Putintseva (27): 6-3, 7-6 (5)
  • Claire Liu beat Nuria Parrizas Diaz: 7-5, 6-3
  • Maria Sakkari (5) beat Zoe Hives (Q): 6-1, 6-4
  • Irina-Camelia Begu beat Ekaterine Gorgodze: 6-4, 6-1
  • Angelique Kerber (15) beat Kristina Mladenovic: 6-0, 7-5
  • Panna Udvardy beat Tamara Zidansek: 6-4, 7-6 (1)
  • Magda Linette beat Fernanda Contreras Gomez (Q): 6-1, 6-4
  • Ann Li beat Lucia Bronzetti: 6-1, 6-4
  • Dalma Galfi beat Maddison Inglis (Q): 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
  • Mai Hontama (Q) beat Clara Tauson: 4-1 ret.
  • Marie Bouzkova beat Danielle Collins (7): 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
  • Elisabetta Cocciaretto beat Martina Trevisan (22): 6-2, 6-0
  • Sorana Cirstea (26) beat Aleksandra Krunic: 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1)
  • Kaja Juvan beat Beatriz Haddad Maia (23): 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
  • Diane Parry beat Kaia Kanepi (31): 6-4, 6-4
  • Emma Raducanu (10) beat Alison Van Uytvanck: 6-4, 6-4
  • Anett Kontaveit (2) beat Bernarda Pera: 7-5, 6-1
  • Jule Niemeier beat Xiyu Wang: 6-1, 6-4
  • Caroline Garcia beat Yuriko Miyazaki (WC): 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (4)
  • Elise Mertens (24) beat Maria Camila Osorio Serrano: 1-6, 6-2, 4-2 ret.
  • Katarzyna Kawa (Q) beat Rebecca Marino: 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
  • Ons Jabeur (3) beat Mirjam Bjorklund (Q): 6-1, 6-3
  • Lesia Tsurenko beat Jodie Anna Burrage (WC): 6-2, 6-3
  • Anhelina Kalinina (29) beat Anna Bondar: 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
  • Alison Riske (28) beat Ylena In-Albon: 6-2, 6-4
  • Maja Chwalinska (Q) beat Katerina Siniakova: 6-0, 7-5
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