Wimbledon 2017: Garbine Muguruza beats Angelique Kerber in the last 16

Wimbledon 2017: Garbine Muguruza beats Angelique Kerber in the last 16

Top seed Angelique Kerber will lose her world number one ranking after being beaten by Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Muguruza, the 14th seed and a runner-up at SW19 in 2015, won an enthralling match 4-6 6-4 6-4 in two hours and 20 minutes on court two.

The German, a finalist in 2016, had needed to reach Saturday’s final to have a chance of retaining her ranking.


Muguruza, 23, will play Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in the last eight.

By Chris Bevan BBC Sport

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