Difficult win for Angelique Kerber, but no such luck for Eugenie Bouchard

Wimbledon

Angelique Kerber battled through against American opponent Claire Liu to reach the third round at Wimbledon.

In a match that saw 11 breaks of serve, the number 11 seed recorded a 3-6 6-2 6-4 victory to set up a clash with Naomi Osaka.

Osaka only needed 78 minutes to win a relatively straightforward contest with British hopeful Katie Boulter 6-3 6-4.

It was only the 21-year-old’s first time in a second round Grand Slam match and her inexperience showed as she exited the tournament.

Meanwhile, former finalist Eugenie Bouchard continued her recent poor form as she lost in straight sets to Ashleigh Barty.

The current world number 188 struggled on her first serve which was broken three times during the match.

There were also wins for Daria Gavrilova, Barbora Strycova, Elise Mertens and Carla Suarez Navarro on Day Four of the Championships.

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