Top seed Halep stunned by Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei

Rafael Nadal following his second round victory over Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan at Wimbledon on Thursday

Rafael Nadal following his second round victory over Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan at Wimbledon on Thursday

Secondly, Edmund touched the net after his chase.

For Hseih, the Taiwanese progresses to the last 16 at Wimbledon for the first time in her career - her previous best was the third round in 2012 - and will next play Slovak Dominika Cibulkova.

"Inside, I was, like, dying", the 24-year-old Belgian said.

Halep essentially wilted after leading 5-2 in the third set. "I had match point", Halep said. "This is the first time I have beaten the World No. 1, it is awesome", she said. And just like that the ever-unpredictable women's draw has been thrown open again.

This year, four of the top-10 seeds were beaten in the opening round itself, including 2017 US Open champion and French Open finalist Sloane Stephens.

"(It's) very positive to be already in the second week, winning three matches", said Nadal, who will retain his world No. 1 status on Monday.

Making 10th main draw appearance at Wimbledon, Su-Wei said her relaxed approach to the season has been crucial to her progress to the fourth round for the first time. Before her, Wozniacki's star faded after she won the Australian Open crown in January. She followed that up with a straightforward victory over world #126 Zheng Saisai of China, who she beat 7-5 6-0.

Hsieh, who has never reached the last 16 at Wimbledon, stepped up her game in the second set as she broke twice to level the match. Raonic lost to eventual champion Roger Federer in last year's quarterfinals.

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The way Halep was made to earn her maiden Slam though raised hopes of a more tempered run from her.

German fourth seed Alexander Zverev and women's world number one Simona Halep wilted in 33-degree heat and crashed out of Wimbledon in the third round on Saturday.

While it is Halep who typically gets her opponents off rhythm with crafty winners that just kiss the line, Hsieh, herself just 5-foot-5 and 125 pounds, chased down every shot like a golden retriever chases, well, tennis balls and used a patternless mix of dropshots, slices and two-handed forehand winners to force Halep into mistakes. I tried to concentrate on my game and calm down a bit, that helped a lot. "So all I want to do is just go on the court and hit the shot and run every point and enjoy it". I feel I'm really lucky to be a tennis player, stay here until the second week. "She deserved to win, but still I'm sad about myself". Karolina Pliskova as the highest remaining seed in the first week of the tournament.

Nishikori next faces 138th-ranked Ernest Gulbis, after the Latvian became the first man in six years to reach the fourth round having come through qualifying.

Asked how she would celebrate her success, the quirky Hsieh revealed her love of checking out London's gastronomic delights. The 2016 champion, she returned to Wimbledon after skipping last year's edition due to pregnancy.

Making her fourth appearance at Wimbledon, Ostapenko will look to improve on her run to the quarter-final past year.

Hsieh Su-wei's game is so unorthodox she admits that finding practice partners has proved challenging in the past.

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