Wimbledon 2017: Angelique Kerber fights back to beat Shelby Rogers

Novak Djokovic of Serbia

Kerber looked mightily relieved after saving her world number one status in a tense 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 win over U.S. world number 70 Shelby Rogers.

Kerber was the runner-up to Serena Williams at the All England Club previous year.

The Spanish 14th seed took just over an hour to record a 6-2, 6-2 win against Romanian Cirstea, who was Bethanie Mattek-Sands' second-round opponent when the American suffered her horrific knee injury.

Angelique Kerber produced a fighting win to reach the second week of Wimbledon and set up an intriguing fourth-round clash with Garbine Muguruza. I started getting better and better there. Querrey said: "It's really the most anti-climactic way to finish a match". "I'm very pleased with the way I've felt, the way I've played".

"I'm feeling pretty good". "I remember I heard a pop in my leg and everything went slow after that", the American said Saturday from her hospital room in Wimbledon. "On the last game I had a little bit of the house money since I was returning first and I kind of had a game to play with".


The ninth seed had it far from all her own way against Timea Bacsinszky on Centre Court on Saturday, however, as she showed her battling qualities to fight back from a set down and prevail.

Meanwhile, CoCo Vandeweghe won the All-American matchup with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Alison Riske. However, Leander Paes and Yifan Xu, and Zhaoxuan Yang and Divij Sharan lost their first-round matches late on Friday. Canadian sixth seed Milos Raonic, last year's beaten finalist, downed Spain's 25th seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (7/3), 6-4, 7-5 to book a fouth round spot against either Alexander Zverev or qualifier Sebastian Ofner.

Seventh-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russian Federation made her way into the second week of a Grand Slam for the 32nd time in her career with a 6-4, 6-0 trouncing of qualifier Polona Hercog of Slovenia in 65 minutes.

But Kerber had awoken and put a huge amount of pressure on the Rogers serve once again, breaking for the third time in the match to serve at 4-3.

Magdalena Rybarikova continued her fine run on grass this year with a comfortable 6-2 6-1 victory over Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko, while Petra Martic defeated Zarina Diyas 7-6 (8-6) 6-1.

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