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Kerber shocked by Davis at SW19

4th July 2019, 18:58 by Tom Hill

Defending champion Angelique Kerber is out of Wimbledon after world number 95 Lauren Davis stunned her on Thursday afternoon.

The 31-year-old was expected to breeze into the third round but she was last seen running off court two after a 2-6 6-2 6-1 defeat.

Davis showed no signs of nerves, despite qualifying for the tournament as a lucky loser.

Kerber saved two match points before then hitting the net with a backhand and Davis admits the victory was a "surreal" moment.

She told BBC Sport: "I am so happy to win, it is almost surreal. This means everything as it is what I work for."

Meanwhile, top seed Ashleigh Barty is through to the third round thanks to a straight-sets victory over Alison van Uytvanck. She is joined in the next stage by Petra Kvitova and Sloane Stephens, who saw off Kristina Mladenovic and Wang Yafan respectively.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

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