Kiki Bertens’ victory at the round of 16 over Czech Karolina Pliskova ensured that all top ten have exited the Tournament at Wimbledon .The Dutchwoman’s 6-3 7-6(1) win means that for the first time since seedings were introduced at Wimbledon in 1927 none of the top eight in the women’s draw made the quarter-finals.

Bertens, the first Dutchwoman to reach the last 16 since Michaella Krajicek, sister of former men’s champion Richard, did so in 2007, followed up her win over Venus Williams in the third round with a display of power and poise.

Pliskova, at seven, was the highest seed to reach the fourth round after an extraordinary first week of upsets but her hopes of further progress evaporated on a stiflingly hot Court Two.

 

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