• Monday, February 26, 2024


Dazed champion Muguruza ambushed in Wimbledon second round

Garbine Muguruza

By: Sarwar Alam

When Garbine Muguruza clutched her temple with both hands and shook her head repeatedly, she laid bare the throbbing pain racing through her body as herWimbledon title defence was hijacked by a little-known Belgian on Thursday. Alison van Uytvanck produced a fearless brand of hard-hitting tennis to topple the champion with a 5-7 6-2 6-1 hammering in the second round. While van Uytvanck confessed that “inside I was dying”, she never allowed those nerves to betray her as she completed the biggest upset at this year’s championships. With the evening shadows creeping across Court Two, a beaming van Uytvanck let out…

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