Day 5 of Wimbledon featured two dominating performances from the top men and a disappointing loss from one of the top ranked women. Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic looked dominant in their matches and advanced to the next round. Maria Sakkari had an early exit.
Day 6 promises more excitement. Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff will headline the women’s side. Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas are looking to advance to the next round on the men’s side.
For more on what happened on Day 5, click here.
Check out the biggest news from Day 6 below.
Iga Swiatek’s incredible streak ends against Alize Cornet
After 37 consecutive wins, Iga Swiatek’s incredible streak is over. Alize Cornet defeated Swiatek in the third round of Wimbledon in straight sets on Saturday.
The first set was home and away, as Cornet and Swiatek traded points. Cornet eventually took the lead, winning the set 6-4. Cornet kept the pressure on in the second set, and Swiatek couldn’t respond. She made some unusual mistakes, failing to take advantage of easy scoring opportunities. These errors continued as the match progressed, leading to Cornet winning the second set and the match, 6-2.
With the victory, Cornet will face Ajla Tomljanovic in the fourth round. For Swiatek, the loss marks the end of an incredible streak, which has seen Swiatek win 37 consecutive matches. That run tied the longest winning streak in women’s tennis in 32 years.
Coco Gauff falls to Amanda Anisimova
Coco Gauff was looking to continue her strong run after reaching the French Open final, but Amanda Anisimova had other plans. In a battle of the Americans, it was Anisimova, 20, who won. She beat Gauff in straight sets 6-7, 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the fourth round of the tournament.
Anisimova came out on fire in the first set, pushing Gauff to a tie-break. Gauff came out on top, but Anisimova proved it wouldn’t be easy to pass her. She seemed to get stronger as the match went on, beating Gauff 6-2 in the second set and 6-1 in the final set.
With the victory, advanced to the fourth round of the tournament. She will face Harmony Tan in the round of 16.
Jessica Pegula falls to Petra Martic in the third round
Upsets dominated the day on the women’s side of the table. American Jessica Pegula is out of Wimbledon after losing to Petra Martic in straight sets in the third round.
Martic got off to a good start, winning the first set 6-2. Pegula tried to fight back in the second set, forcing a tiebreaker. Martic proved too much to handle, winning the tiebreaker and the match, 7-6. Pegula entered Wimbledon as the No. 8 seed. After Saturday’s upsets, No. 3 seed Ons Jabeur and No. 4 seed Paula Badosa remain the best remaining women at Wimbledon.
American men see mixed results in third round at Wimbledon
The remaining American men saw mixed results in the third round at Wimbledon. Brandon Nakashima’s run continued. The American advanced to the fourth round, winning in straight sets against Daniel Elahi Galan. Taylor Fritz also advanced, knocking out Alex Molcan in straight sets. Jenson Brooksby fell to Cristian Garin on Saturday. Garin dispatched Brooksby in four sets (6-2, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4). Jack Sock’s run also came to an end. Sock fell to Jason Kubler in a match that went the distance. Sock had 23 aces in the contest, but couldn’t defeat Kubler in the final two sets.
Other notable results
• Barbora Krejcikova was surprised by Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round on Saturday. Krejcikova took an early lead, winning the first set 6-2, but couldn’t keep up the pressure. Tomljanovic won the next two sets 6-4 and 6-3 to advance to the fourth round.
• Botic van de Zandschulp advanced to the fourth round of Wimbledon with a win over Richard Gasquet. va de Zandschulp needed four sets to dispatch Gasquet (7-5, 2-6, 7-6, 6-1). Van de Zandschulp’s serve was on fire during the match, as he netted 19 aces on the way to victory.
• Simona Halep had no trouble advancing to the fourth round at Wimbledon. Halep, the No. 16 seed, dispatched Magdalena Frech in straight sets 6-4, 6-1.
• Harmony Tan continued her impressive run at Wimbledon with a dominating victory over Katie Boulter in the third round. Tan dispatched Boulter in straight sets, winning 6-1, 6-1. Tan, who beat Serena Williams in the first round, will look to continue her impressive run when she faces Anisimova on Sunday.
This story will be updated.