Wimbledon 2022: Jule Niemeyer beats home favorite Heather Watson, Maria beats Ostapenko to reach quarter-finals

Germany’s Tatjana Maria continued her dream Wimbledon run while Jule Niemeyer knocked out Heather Watson in the fourth round of Wimbledon on Sunday.

Another home favorite bites the dust as Heather Watson moves on at Wimbledon (Reuters Photo)

highlighted

  • Heather Watson out of Wimbledon fourth round
  • Tatjana Maria defeated former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko
  • Maria reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the first time

Home favorite Heather Watson crashed out of the fourth round of Wimbledon after losing 6-2, 6-4 to German Jule Niemeyer, while Tatjana Maria defeated former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 5-7, 7-5, 7-5. defeated and reached. For the first time in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam.

maria moves on

Maria, the oldest player in a women’s draw at age 34, impressed with her stunning straight sets win over fifth seed Maria Sakkari in the last round and she won 1–1 in the next set before forcing a decider. Returned below 4.

It was the biggest win for Maria, who is a mother of two and just returned from maternity leave a year ago, and will play fellow German Jule Niemeyer in the final eight.

The 25-year-old Ostapenko, who reached the semi-finals at the grasscourt Grand Slam a year after her first major title at Roland Garros in 2017, made a poor start by surrendering her serve early to go 1-3 down.

Watson thrown out

Niemeyer made great use of his big serve and skilful net play, who appeared to be completely at ease despite the clear support of the center court crowd for Watson, who looked cramped and worried.

Playing after Wimbledon staged Center Court centenary celebrations including a parade of former champions, Niemeyer was quickly in his stride, breaking the 30-year-old Watson’s serve twice to win the first set.

Watson, playing her first Grand Slam fourth round in 42 attempts, found some rhythm in the second set, but, when she made two double faults and broke in the seventh game, Niemeyer was strangled.