Defending champion Garbine Muguruza became the sixth top-eight women’s seed to exit Wimbledon as she lost to Alison van Uytvanck in the second round.

Belgian world number 47 Van Uytvanck demonstrated skill and power to beat the third seed 5-7 6-2 6-1.

The Spaniard suffered the earliest defeat of a defending women’s champion at the All England Club since Steffi Graf lost in the first round in 1994.

“Inside I was dying, especially serving out for the match,” Van Uytvanck said.

Top seed Simona Halep beat China’s Saisai Zheng 7-5 6-0 earlier on.

Halep and seventh seed Karolina Pliskova are the only top-eight seeds remaining in the women’s draw.

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